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She is described as a dedicated scholar, a committed educator, the expert on Native American libraries and a pioneer and innovator in library science. 

Dr. Lotsee Patterson will be honored for her life’s work as she is inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame on Nov. 2, 2013. 

Horace Arnett Pierre    2006
Christopher Nolan Maddera    1998
Alfred D. Hurley    1996
Jimmie Dawn “Sissy” (Price) Edwards    1994
Larry D. Boyd    1986
Marla Lane (Watson) Reimer    1986
Ladonna Joyce (Searcy) Kimbro    1977
Betty J Reynolds    1972
Helen E. (Whitlock) Hawkins    1972
Margaret K. Barrett    1971

Founder of CA Youth in Theatre, Gai Jones has been installed into the following Halls of Fame: Outstanding Arts Educator for Orange County; CETA Outstanding Educator; CA State Thespians; EdTA Hall of Fame, CA; has been granted a Theatre In Our Schools Award with AATE; PTSA Service Award; she is a member of DAR, Zeta Phi Eta, AATE, EdTA. While teaching eighth grade speech/drama in Fullerton, Calif., she completed a master’s in theatre as the first woman to receive the degree at CA State University, Fullerton in 1968. She taught theatre at El Dorado High School, Placentia, Calif., for 34 years. Upon retirement, the Black Box Theater was named The Gai Jones Theater. Gai lives with husband Dr. Wendell Jones in Ojai, Calif., and is supportive of daughters Marcie Jones, elementary educator; Karyn Carney, educator; son-in-law Michael, who recently returned from service in Iraq, and grandson Laith.

New this year: ALL registration for events will take place in the Stevens Alumni House. Before attending your first event, you must stop by the Alumni House to pick up your registration materials. Volunteers will be available if you would like to do a ‘drive thru’ registration. There will not be a registration table in the Student Center or any other location.

Because it is traditional for 50th anniversary classes to present a gift to the university, the OCW class of 1964 plans to expand and rename the Kathryn Quattlebaum Scholarship to the Kathryn Quattlebaum and OCW Class of 1964 Scholarship by their 50th reunion in 2014.

Alumni find ways to reconnect around the state and nation.

April Doshier embodies the call to service that is implicit in the liberal arts mission. A 2002 graduate with a bachelor of science in psychology, Doshier invested her required practicum hours at the Women’s Service and Family Resource Center in Chickasha. A founding member of the Feminist Collective on USAO’s campus, she worked tirelessly to organize campus activities as well as collaborating with the student services staff to make awareness regarding women’s issues and safety part of the Freshman Orientation curriculum.

Vincent Hazelton is a professor and acting director of the school of communication at Radford University.

A native of Louisiana, Hazelton earned a bachelor of arts in speech and drama from Oklahoma College for Liberal Arts in 1970. He attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and earned his master’s and Ph.D. in communication in 1974 and 1977 respectively.

The fall festival, held on October 11 and 13, featured eight short excursions into the lives and ideas of people who reshaped the way we see the world and, in some cases, the course of history. These presentations included traditional lectures as well as musical performances, multimedia presentations, dramatic interpretations and, in one case, a bowling ball being dropped from the ceiling.

Arun Gandhi spent two years during his teens living with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, learning firsthand about the challenges and triumphs of advocating for non-violent change. These beliefs were directly challenged on January 30, 1948 when an assassin took his grandfather’s life but, from that day forward, Arun Gandhi dedicated his life and passion to ending senseless violence throughout the world.

In a time when Facebook users can be thought of as citizens of the third-largest country in the world and political revolutions are driven by 140-character “tweets,” the role of social networks and social media have become issues of vital importance.

After a summer filled with planning and construction, the Nobbs Wellness Center opened on October 8 and offers the campus community a free facility to improve and maintain health.

The 2011 Drover women’s soccer team has gone down in the USAO record books as one of the best team’s the program has seen. With the program’s best record at 15-6, the women went on the collect the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship for the first time in school history.

USAO names Hayden Women's Basketball coach and Smith heads softball program

Well, hello there!

Allow me to introduce myself to those I haven’t had the privilege of meeting yet. They call me Dusty. I’ve recently started looking after our students here on USAO’s campus, cheering them on in their victories, guiding them through success and even acting as counselor when necessary. I think they call me a “mascot,” whatever that means. I’m just following in my Uncle Dan’s footsteps.

Sometimes the impact one man can make on the lives he touches is immeasurable.

That is certainly true for long-time USAO baseball coach L.J. Powell, who retired from coaching in 2009. Powell was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame this month. He previously was named to the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

 A place of serenity, fun and learning, the College Farm is reborn through the support of alumni. Visit the new USAO Habitat Area.

After 12 years as president of the college and 34 years in higher education, President John Feaver will be named to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame on Oct. 9 in a state ceremony – 14 years after his famous father was inducted.

Rechristened to honor a prominent Oklahoma family whose generous donations form the spine of its permanent collection, the Nesbitt Gallery celebrated the change with an inaugural reception on May 4.

A generous pledge of $175,000 from OCW alumna Nan Willett and her husband John has set into motion the newest public art project on the campus of the University of Science and Arts — a larger-than-life bronze statue of one of the university’s most beloved graduates, Te Ata Fisher.

He loved to perform music. He loved his family. He thrived as a leader in a dynamic Texas financial organization. And he devoted himself to community development. But his heart gave out at 44, long before anyone was ready to say goodbye.

Estate gifts from Dr. Wyvona Alexander Lane (’38) and Susie Beatrice Nelms (’39) lead this year’s top gifts.

Local real estate leader and former city councilman Chris Mosley was sworn in on September 11 to the USAO Board of Regents. He will serve the remaining six years of a term left by Regent Teresa Adwan of Tulsa.

Real estate titan Mo Anderson of Edmond was sworn in on Sept. 11 as the newest member of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Board of Regents. She was appointed to the board by Gov. Mary Fallin to a seven-year term, replacing Oklahoma transportation leader Neal McCaleb.