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Category: Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering Stories

  • OC receives $1 million gift for College of Engineering and Computer Science


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a special couple in Houston, Texas. This week, OC announced a $1 million gift from Benton and Paula Baugh to serve as startup capital for the university’s newly reorganized College of Engineering and Computer Science. Just last year, the Baughs gave $1.7 million to endow a preaching chair in OC’s College of Biblical Studies. “Our society ...

  • OC hires Simmons, Buxton


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) announced the addition of a communications expert and an Air Force officer to its faculty this fall. Brian Simmons will join the OC faculty as a professor of communication while Col. Brad Buxton has been hired as an assistant professor of engineering. Simmons graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1987 with a degree in mass communication. He went on to earn his master’s degree in communication from Pepperdine University and a ...

  • 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...

  • 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; ...

  • OC elects Compton to Board of Trustees


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University has elected Silicon Valley executive Marc Compton to its Board of Trustees. Compton, who graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1986 with an engineering physics degree, is a managing director and market executive for U.S. Trust and Bank of America in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco East Bay. His professional background with Bank of America spans nearly a decade and includes several leadership roles, including regional executive for ...

  • OC holds undergraduate prices for second straight year


    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) officials announced today that undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13. “Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate ...

  • Academic colleges honor alumni at Homecoming

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three colleges honored distinguished alumni on Friday. The special ceremonies were part of OC’s annual Homecoming weekend. The honorees were: College of Arts and Sciences Scott Filleman (05) - MusicAmanda Gauthier (11) - NursingJennifer Hill (94) - Psychology and Family StudiesRussell Hill (93) - History and Political ScienceLisa Landrum (89) - Biological SciencesDana McMichael (83) - Language and LiteratureBrian Simmons (87) - CommunicationRoy Stevens...

  • Longtime friend Bobby Roberson passes away


    The Oklahoma Christian University community mourns the passing of a dear friend, Bobby Roberson. Bobby passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the age of 81. His funeral service will take place this Friday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. in OC’s Scott Chapel. Bobby and his wife of 21 years, OC Life Trustee Millie Prince Roberson, are longtime supporters of Oklahoma Christian. Bobby would fondly recall attending the 1958 ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Pat Boone after the school moved from Bartlesville ...

  • OC Professor Brings Clean Water to Philippine Villages

    While many professors enjoy time off in the summer for fun and recreation, OC’s Al Mikell used two weeks to help change the future of some rural villages in the Philippines. According to Mikell, his trip was a simple example of how highly trained, spiritually motivated faculty used OC’s excellent science facilities to make a difference in the world. Mikell, an associate professor of biology, has helped improve a bio-filter that can be used to create clean drinking water. OC ...

  • New Faculty Bring Diverse Talents to OC

    From a gifted world pianist to a two-time Appalachian Trail hiker, Oklahoma Christian University’s new faculty bring diverse experiences and scholarship to the classroom this fall. “We are incredibly honored to add these highly accomplished individuals to our university,” said Oklahoma Christian President Mike O’Neal. “Each of these faculty are dedicated to scholarship and service in the classroom. They will enhance our students’ abilities to positively affect...

  • OKC Bank Executive To Address OC Graduates

    Oklahoma City banking executive Patrick Rooney will deliver the commencement address at the summer graduation ceremony for Oklahoma Christian University. Graduation will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Hardeman Auditorium on campus. Rooney is chairman and controlling shareholder of First National Bank of Oklahoma. He is also extensively involved in the community, serving as president of the Last Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America and chairman of the Oklahoma Student Loan ...

  • OC Named "A Best in The West" College by The Princeton Review

    Oklahoma Christian University is one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” “We are honored to be ranked among the best universities in the West region,” said Mike O’Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “...

  • Texas family's faith rewarded


    Beverly Floyd is a schoolteacher. Keith Floyd is a self-employed electrician whose business has suffered due to changing technologies. They’re in important professions. They’re doing things they love. But they don’t make the kind of money that makes having three college students easy (if there is such a thing). The Floyds have had three kids make the short trip from Mesquite, Texas (a Dallas suburb) to Oklahoma Christian. All three were at OC together until Lindsey, the oldest,...

  • Hinds' family part of OC's northwest pipeline


    If every first-time college parent could sit at the feet of Paul and Julie Hinds of Portland, Oregon, they’d get a calming perspective in the midst of the frantic season of applications, scholarships amounts, interest rates, deadlines, campus visits and separation anxiety. With six daughters, they’ve been there, done that … and have drawers full of OC t-shirts to prove it. Youngest daughter Emily graduated with an OC nursing degree this year, which marked the 20th anniversary ...

  • OC School of Engineering Accomplishments

    The OC school of engineering wrapped up a busy and successful academic year. A number of students placed at competitions, while students and faculty presented papers and served on influential committees and conferences. Below is a summary of major accomplishments. Mechanical Engineering Student Accomplishments In 2010, OC’s student team placed first in the oral presentation event at the Aero Design Competition, which helps develop the fundamental understanding of flight in a real-life ...