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October 22, 2013

USAO is a unique place where zeal for learning and academic ambition is rewarded; a place where students become part of a community of life-long learners; a place where they will not be asked to narrow their passions to a skill-set designed for a job that may not exist in five years; a place where their curiosity will meet a dynamic faculty who shares one occupation and preoccupation – teaching the curious mind.

A Unique Place

USAO is a unique place where zeal for learning and academic ambition is rewarded; a place where students become part of a community of life-long learners; a place where they will not be asked to narrow their passions to a skill-set designed for a job that may not exist in five years; a place where their curiosity will meet a dynamic faculty who shares one occupation and preoccupation – teaching the curious mind.

October 17, 2012

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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.

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October 17, 2012

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.

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.

October 17, 2012

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.

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.

As an incentive to give, the class of 1964 has individuals who will match donations of any amount up to $8,000. Their hope is that all classes of OCW, OCLA and USAO will give to the scholarship to benefit future students at USAO.

October 3, 2012

What legacy will you leave at your alma mater? What will be the harvest that you plant for the future of USAO? So far, 46 alumni, former faculty, current faculty and university friends have pledged a future bequest to USAO by specifically naming the school in trust documents, a will, as a life insurance beneficiary or by some other means.

What legacy will you leave at your alma mater? What will be the harvest that you plant for the future of USAO? So far, 46 alumni, former faculty, current faculty and university friends have pledged a future bequest to USAO by specifically naming the school in trust documents, a will, as a life insurance beneficiary or by some other means.

Members of the Echo Society have, to date, contributed more than $2 million to the university. Projects like the Nobbs Wellness Center would not be possible without the generosity of an Echo Society member.

April 17, 2012

Teacher and USAO graduate Andrea (Wood) Brock may be spending part of her summer expanding her trophy case after being named the OK-AR MAA Oklahoma Middle School Teacher of the Year and the Moore School District 2012 Teacher of the Year.

February 8, 2012

Although the Stevens Alumni House renovation project was complete in 2009, work continues at the historic structure to improve the function and appearance of the building with two new projects announced in January.

January 1, 2012

Although it is several months until the next USAO Alumni Hall of Fame and Young Alumni awards ceremony, the search is already underway for this year’s recipients. Nominations will be accepted through April 1.

November 16, 2011

USAO alumna Ashley Hyde has a longer-than average card list during the holidays. In addition to family and friends, her list includes more than 20,000 cards to VA hospitals and care centers throughout the United States.

August 19, 2011

We chose GIVING BACK as the theme for this year’s USAO Magazine because we see so many USAO alumni, students, faculty and staff active in their communities.

We chose GIVING BACK as the theme for this year’s USAO Magazine because we see so many USAO alumni, students, faculty and staff active in their communities. This publication is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but is merely a sampling of the people and programs at USAO who encourage giving back.

August 13, 2011

Several OCW, OCLA and USAO alumni received a call from the college in the spring and summer of 2011. That call may have been from one of the members of the Student Advancement Team at USAO. The SAT was formed to boost alumni giving to the university. Four students worked the Call Center tirelessly over the course of the trimester to raise more than $11,000 from 145 donors.

Several OCW, OCLA and USAO alumni received a call from the college in the spring and summer of 2011. That call may have been from one of the members of the Student Advancement Team at USAO. The SAT was formed to boost alumni giving to the university. Four students worked the Call Center tirelessly over the course of the trimester to raise more than $11,000 from 145 donors.

August 13, 2011

Tentative schedule of events for November 3-6, 2011

August 12, 2011

Faculty dreamed it. They built it. And now the Masons are helping to fund it.

Faculty dreamed it. They built it. And now the Masons are helping to fund it.

August 12, 2011

The USAO Alumni Association is giving individuals another way to honor friends, professors, classmates and family who have passed away with the Memorial Scholarship.

The USAO Alumni Association is giving individuals another way to honor friends, professors, classmates and family who have passed away with the Memorial Scholarship.

“The Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship given in honor of those who have passed away. The scholarship may include several names and, depending on the amount, given to many different students,” said Eric Feuerborn, director of alumni development.

August 11, 2011

To Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, the fight against cancer is personal. Since she lost both parents to cancer in 2002, Loutsch, assistant professor of biology at USAO, makes it her mission to raise awareness about certain types of cancer and to teach young people how to check for cancerous tissue.

To Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, the fight against cancer is personal. Since she lost both parents to cancer in 2002, Loutsch, assistant professor of biology at USAO, makes it her mission to raise awareness about certain types of cancer and to teach young people how to check for cancerous tissue.

“Feb. 23, 2002, my mom died after a 16-year battle with cancer,” she said, adding that her father died later that year. “That’s why I do it. So someone else doesn’t have to deal with this … It was terrible, and I lived 12 hours away.”

August 10, 2011

One independent study course offered this May was not just about informing students but also about encouraging them to fight for human rights.

One independent study course offered this May was not just about informing students but also about encouraging them to fight for human rights.

The course focuses on human trafficking, or modern-day slavery of illegally traded human beings for forced labor and sexual exploitation.

August 9, 2011

We want to capture the history of OCW from those who lived it. You have a story that needs to be told and we’re ready to collect it for the permanent record.

We want to capture the history of OCW from those who lived it. You have a story that needs to be told and we’re ready to collect it for the permanent record. For more information, visit Dr. Michael Nealeigh , vice president for university advancement via email at mnealeigh@usao.edu or call 405.574.1324.

August 6, 2011

In an effort to better connect USAO graduates with available employment, the USAO offices of alumni development and career services are teaming up to offer new employment programs.

In an effort to better connect USAO graduates with available employment, the USAO offices of alumni development and career services are teaming up to offer new employment programs.

September 9, 2010

Inspired in part by the addition of several public art pieces on the USAO campus, the Chickasha Area Arts Council, the City of Chickasha and the university are collaborating on a project that will make downtown Chickasha a hub for the arts in the community and the area.

Inspired in part by the addition of several public art pieces on the USAO campus, the Chickasha Area Arts Council, the City of Chickasha and the university are collaborating on a project that will make downtown Chickasha a hub for the arts in the community and the area.

August 23, 2010

Class of '61 Scholarship As they near their 50th reunion in 2011, the 1961 class of the Oklahoma College for Women are staking their claim in the future of USAO with the establishment of the Class of 1961 Scholarship.

August 22, 2010

On Easter Sunday, a relatively healthy 2-year-old Chickasha girl was taken to the hospital after complaining about back pain.

A week-and-a-half and numerous tests later, the medical staff at the Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City diagnosed the toddler with a rare form of children’s cancer.

On Easter Sunday, a relatively healthy 2-year-old Chickasha girl was taken to the hospital after complaining about back pain.

A week-and-a-half and numerous tests later, the medical staff at the Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City diagnosed the toddler with a rare form of children’s cancer.