Academics Stories

  • Academic departments honor outstanding alumni

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three academic colleges honored distinguished alumni during Homecoming weekend. OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, led by Dean David Lowry, recognized Dr. Randel Estep (’86) – Chemistry and Physics; Jason Leger (’00) – Art and Design; Matthew Loeber (’02) – Nursing; David Jones (’94) – Communication; Dr. Travis Montgomery (’02) – Language and Literature; Leah Ries (’83) – Music; ...

  • Oklahoman features OC's state champion ethics students

    The Oklahoman profiled Oklahoma Christian University’s ethics teams in a big feature written by Silas Allen. OC’s student teams recently beat squads from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and other schools to place first and second, respectively, in the OK Ethics Statewide Student Ethics Challenge. It was the second straight state championship for Oklahoma Christian, which also won the regional title last year. This year’s Regional Student Ethics Bowl ...

  • Oklahoma Christian earns reaccreditation from NCATE


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has earned reaccreditation for the next seven years from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCATE’s professional accreditation reflects that OC’s School of Education met rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. Those standards ensure that OC graduates are among the most prepared in the country to teach students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. “We are ...

  • OC wins 1st, 2nd in state ethics contest


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) won its second consecutive state championship at the OK Ethics Statewide Student Ethics Challenge Saturday. Both of OC’s student teams won all three of their matches to finish first and second, respectively. OC’s first-place team (the Talons) beat peers from Rose State College, the University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University. OC’s runnerup squad (the Eagles) defeated teams from Cameron University, ...

  • OC’s McBride Lecture welcomes Bellwether winner


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Award-winning novelist Naomi Benaron will deliver the ninth-annual McBride Lecture for Faith and Literature on Oct. 18 at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. A panel discussion and free book-signing reception will follow. Lecture seating is free, but should be reserved at www.oc.edu/mcbridecenter. Benaron received the Bellwether Prize for social justice in fiction in 2010. Her bestselling novel,...

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks OC among west's best

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University rose in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the best universities in the western United States, published Tuesday. Oklahoma Christian is 42nd in the region and second among Oklahoma schools in the “Best Regional Universities” category. This is the 15th straight year U.S. News & World Report has honored Oklahoma Christian. Last month, the Princeton Review again recognized Oklahoma Christian on its &...

  • OC sends first international student on Study Abroad


    By Jonathan JohnsonCourtesy of The Talon Throughout Oklahoma Christian University’s history, hundreds of students have traveled abroad. Until this fall, an international student has not been among them.Senior Robert Rugamba, a native Rwandan, is expanding his world travels by visiting Europe with 18 of his peers.The students will be gone until the middle of December when they leave their temporary home in Vienna, Austria and return to the United States.Rugamba was born in Uganda and later ...

  • McBride celebrates 50th year on faculty


    When Oklahoma Christian University kicked off its 64th year on Monday, Dr. Bailey McBride began his 50th year as a faculty member at the university.McBride was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2004. He has held many key roles at Oklahoma Christian, including Professor of English, initial chair of the Department of Language and Literature, and chief academic officer from 1975 through 1996. He also served as director of OC's Honors Program.OC’s McBride Center for ...

  • OC among top colleges for future service members

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The College Database has recognized Oklahoma Christian University as a top college in Oklahoma for students interested in military service. Oklahoma Christian ranks in the top five schools for future service members in the state of Oklahoma. Each college or university on the list offers at least two ROTC programs to active students, as well as in-state tuition below $20,000 per year. For the last three years, the cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students has stayed...

  • OC selects Elder as nursing chair


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University has chosen Kay Elder as chair of the university’s Department of Nursing. “This is an exciting time of growth for OC and the nursing department. We are welcoming a record number of freshman nursing majors this fall,” said Elder, who previously served as an assistant professor in the department. “I’m honored to help lead the department, especially as we move toward offering a completion program for registered ...