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  • Top Healthcare Entrepreneur Given Christian Business Leader Award

    Oklahoma Christian University recently awarded its Christian Business Leader of the Year Award to healthcare entrepreneur Bryce Williams. Previous recipients include Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke and Devon Energy co-founder Larry Nichols. The award recognizes a business leader who has demonstrated excellence in the business community and dedication to faith. Williams is co-founder, president and CEO of Extend Health, Inc., in San Mateo, Calif. Last year the company was the 94th fastest-growing, ...

  • OC Professor and Student Receive State Recognition

    Oklahoma Christian University will receive a double honor this week as both a professor and student will be recognized for creativity and innovation by the Davinici Institute of Oklahoma. Kimberly Merritt, professor of information systems and economics, has been chosen as a DaVinci Fellow, and Jerica Briggs, a senior education major, was chosen as a Davinci Scholar. “The excellence Jerica and Kimberly have demonstrated in their work is reflective of the best of Oklahoma Christian,” ...

  • OC Celebrates 1000th MBA Grad

    Congratulations to Jason Trout, OC’s 1,000th MBA graduate. In December, he joined the growing ranks of students who have become leaders in businesses and organizations, of which many are in the OKC area. The program celebrated its 10-year anniversary in August. Jason Trout, left, is congratulated by Ken Johnson, director of graduate business studies at OC. In December, Jason was OC’s 1,000th MBA graduate.

  • People To People International Comes to OC

    Oklahoma Christian University is proud to announce that it now has the first chapter of People To People International in the state of Oklahoma. “We are thrilled to welcome OC’s chapter,” said Sarah Houston, PTPI’s managing director of student programs. “They will make an excellent addition to our university chapter network.” PTPI’s university chapters are year-round, membership-based organizations, which give college students opportunities to learn...

  • Mellor to step down as Director of Church Relations and Assistant to the President

    Dr. Nathan Mellor recently announced his desire to step down from the role of Director of Church Relations and Assistant to the President December 31. He plans to work full time with Strata Leadership, LLC and Character First. He serves as president of both organizations. Mellor joined Oklahoma Christian in 2006 as Assistant Professor in the College of Professional Studies. Soon thereafter, he joined the administration with oversight of OC’s Academy of Leadership & Liberty. He was ...

  • Phil Lewis Voted President-Elect of ACBSP Region 6

    Dr. Phil Lewis, dean of the college of professional studies at OC, was recently voted president-elect for the Southwestern Council of Business Schools and Programs. This regional division of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs represents more than 65 colleges and universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. As president-elect, Lewis will host a meeting of the Southwestern Council on OC’s campus in two years. The Accreditation Council seeks ...

  • OC Hosts Premiere of PBS Documentary

    In partnership with OKC-based Kimray, Inc., OC’s Academy of Leadership and Liberty will host the premiere of the PBS documentary film “Doing Virtuous Business,” produced by Dr. Theodore Malloch, an accomplished author and consultant. Kimray is a global manufacturer and seller of controls for the oil and gas industry, and has been highlighted extensively for its Character First program. Character First emphasizes character in organizations in order to build better communities...

  • OC To Host Ethics Professor Lee Camp

    On the heels of a national recession, one topic discussed by academics and professionals alike is the role of ethics in our society. With that in mind, Oklahoma Christian University’s school of business will host Ethics Week Oct. 25-29 to highlight the importance of high ethical standards.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lee Camp, professor of theology and ethics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., and author of the book “Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a ...

  • OC Professor Honored by Marketing Professionals Again

    The Oklahoma City chapter of the American Marketing Association has honored one of Oklahoma Christian University’s most beloved professors. The chapter has named its lifetime achievement award after Dr. Burt Smith, honoring his career accomplishments and contributions to marketing and the AMA. The chapter has only given one lifetime achievement award, which went to Smith in 2008. While a new honoree has not been chosen, the chapter’s past-president’s council decided this ...

  • Oklahoma City Bank Executive to Address OC Graduates

    BancFirst Corporation Executive Vice President and Oklahoma Christian University alumnus David M. Seat will deliver the commencement address at the summer graduation ceremony for the university. Graduation will take place Saturday, Aug. 14 at at 10:30 a.m. in the dining area on campus. Seat is a 1973 graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in accounting. In 1993 he graduated with academic distinction from Southern Methodist University’s Southwest ...

  • Two generations get OC diplomas on same day

    When graduation rolls around each year, OC families come together to celebrate their students’ accomplishments. Occasionally, more than one child will graduate together. Even more rare is what happened to the Brotherton family in 2010. Sisters Amanda and Jenny were joined by their mother, Elesa, as all three graduated with honors on the same day.  The Brothertons’ OC story began in Alaska, where they lived until all three began their freshman year. Since Amanda and Jenny were ...

  • OC accounting students receive top prize in Oklahoma

    The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized Oklahoma Christian University’s accounting students as the best in the state for 2009-10. The students received a $5,000 grant for winning OSCPA’s Campus Competition. This is the third time in the last four years that Oklahoma Christian has taken the top award. The University of Tulsa won second place in this year’s contest. Eight universities across the state signed up to participate in the competition. The ...

  • AMA chapter recognized for national leadership in community service

    For the second year in a row, the American Marketing Association recognized Oklahoma Christian University’s chapter with an award for excellence at the AMA International Collegiate Conference last week in New Orleans. Oklahoma Christian’s chapter was chosen from more than 175 colleges across the nation for its community service efforts. The award reflects the chapter’s contributions to the university’s school of business, the campus community and society at large. ...

  • Academic and professional success from business department

    Business professor Kimberly Merritt’s research was selected as the 2010 distinguished paper by the Southwest Federation of Administrative Disciplines in March. Her paper was titled “Qualitative Investigation of Information System Success: Interviewing Data Warehouse Users.” Merritt teaches economics and business technology classes at Oklahoma Christian. She is a member of the International Association for Computer Information Systems, and the Federation of Business ...

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