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  • Oklahoma Christian presents graduate degrees


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 96 graduate degrees at its summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 16. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Live video of the ceremony will be streamed online at www.oc.edu/live.The degree candidates come from eight states and 12 countries, and represent a combined 13 areas of study in OC’s Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Engineering. The candidates ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • OC's ethics team places fifth in the nation


    By Tori Jones, Courtesy of The Talon Oklahoma Christian University’s ethics team took fifth place out of 32 teams from across the nation in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition Feb. 27 in Jacksonville, Fla. The ethics team debated on topics such as in-vitro fertilization, outsourcing surrogate mothers, the morality of FBI involvement in potential cases of terrorist coercion, and the use of off-label prescriptions with anti-psychotic drugs. The top eight teams from the round-robin ...

  • 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 ...

  • Harold Hamm to speak at Oklahoma Christian


    Harold Hamm, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Resources, will be the featured speaker at a special event hosted by Oklahoma Christian University on Oct. 24. “Harold Hamm: Lessons in Leadership” is an invitation-only event in OC’s “Conversations with the President” series. The program will include a presentation by Hamm and a question-and-answer session with Hamm and OC president John deSteiguer. With a net worth of $12.4 billion, Hamm is 33rd on &...

  • 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, ...

  • Eisenhower presents PTPI award to alum


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, presented the 2013 People to People International Inner Circle Award and Medallion to Mark Stansberry. PTPI honored Stansberry, a 1977 Oklahoma Christian graduate and member of OC’s Board of Trustees, for his service as chairman of the PTPI Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013 and for his 2013 role as acting CEO of worldwide operations. Mary Jean Eisenhower said that Stansberry had been ...

  • OC creates actuarial science program


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In response to student and employer interest, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has launched an actuarial science program. Associate Professor of Business Finance Jody Jones said the actuarial science industry is ranked as one of the best professions in the United States.   “Working as an actuary is consistently placed among the top four jobs in the Jobs Rated Almanac,” Jones said. “The profession offers high pay, high job security and low ...

  • Graduate schools to award degrees at summer ceremony


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Oklahoma Christian University’s Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Engineering will honor 57 degree candidates on Aug. 17. OC’s annual summer commencement ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. The Graduate School of Business will grant 43 master of business administration degrees to candidates from eight different countries. Graduates earned their MBA degrees in general business or in one of nine specializations – ...

  • OC to offer Master of Accountancy degree


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will offer a new Master of Accountancy degree in the spring of 2014. The MAcc degree program joins the successful Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in OC’s Graduate School of Business.Elaine Kelly, chair of OC’s Department of Accounting and Finance, said Oklahoma Christian developed the degree in response to feedback from alumni and the accounting industry.She said the growth in OC’s graduate enrollment ...

  • OC’s marketing chapter wins national awards


    Oklahoma Christian University’s student chapter of the American Marketing Association received awards for the fourth year in a row at the AMA International Collegiate Conference. Oklahoma Christian’s AMA chapter earned awards for Excellence in Fundraising and Chapter Planning at this year’s conference. More than 140 universities attended the conference in New Orleans March 21-23 to hear marketing professionals from across the country speak on the theme, “Live the ...