Academics Stories

  • OC communication students, alumni receive honors


    Students and alumni from Oklahoma Christian University’s communication department continue to receive honors and gain acceptance into competitive programs. OC public relations student Jessica Estrada recently won her second Zenith Award in two years for PR Writing. The Zenith Awards are one of the top national public relations competitions for undergraduate students. The PR Writing category included finished pieces such as a news release, feature story, newsletter, speech or editorial. ...

  • Oklahoma Christian honors outstanding faculty, staff

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – At its spring commencement ceremony, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) presented four faculty members with awards for their outstanding accomplishments, service and leadership. Heath Jones and Jeff Simmons received OC’s Faculty Leadership Award; Jeff Price received the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching Award; and Richard Wright received the Jack and Barbara Rowe Distinguished Scholar Award. Jones is a professor of music at Oklahoma Christian, where he ...

  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...

  • OC expands to five colleges, appoints new deans


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will expand from three to five colleges beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. OC’s five academic colleges will be the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Natural and Health Sciences. “Our academic and leadership teams have been planning, praying and discussing how to build on OC’s ...

  • OC presents first MBA degrees in Rwanda


    KIGALI, Rwanda – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) held its first-ever international commencement ceremony Saturday, presenting 38 Rwandan students with Masters in Business Administration degrees. The top two students, Willy Niyonteze and Fabrice Kayihura, were admitted into Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society that recognizes and rewards superior scholarly achievement of students in business administration. OC’s MBA program in Rwanda started two years ago as the latest ...

  • Eagles on Wall Street class visits New York City


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oklahoma Christian University’s Eagles on Wall Street class left for New York City on March 14. During the university’s spring break, 15 students and two professors will experience the Big Apple as part of OC’s Topics in Finance course. Students attend the Global Asset Management Education Forum, interact with Wall Street leaders and learn best practices in investment management. The event is one of the largest student investment conferences in the world ...

  • Artistic alum named to prestigious list


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) alumnus Taylor Goad was recently named to the “20 Under 30” list by Print magazine, which celebrates young designers who are making a mark in the art world. Print reviews thousands of illustrators, photographers and designers, and honors the top 20 with the New Visual Artist designation. “It’s a huge honor and is definitely a big milestone for my career so far,” Goad said. It’s nice to be ...

  • OC ranked among best schools for video game design


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Princeton Review ranks Oklahoma Christian University (OC) No. 14 among the top undergraduate institutions to study video game design. The Princeton Review’s list honors 25 undergraduate schools from the U.S., Canada and Ireland, along with a companion list of the top 25 graduate schools with video game design programs. OC is the only Oklahoma university and one of five undergraduate and graduate programs in the southwestern United States on the list. &ldquo...

  • Renowned scholar N.T. Wright to speak at OC


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – One of the world’s premier theologians will speak at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) March 24-25.  N.T. Wright is a best-selling, award-winning author and professor who holds dual doctorates from Oxford University. He will lead a panel discussion on March 25 titled “Paul and the Faithfulness of God.” The event begins at 10 a.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.oc.edu/ntwright....

  • OC starts online RN to BSN program


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will launch an online RN to BSN degree completion program in May. Oklahoma Christian will offer two classes every eight weeks, allowing students to complete the entire program and earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing in just 16 months. OC’s RN to BSN program will be the only one of its kind in Oklahoma. All classes – including needed prerequisites like Microbiology, Statistics and Humanities courses – will...