May 2010 News Articles

Alum Richard Huggins: Continuing OBU's Rich Music Legacy

May 25, 2010—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Richard Huggins, a 1969 graduate, is a 2009 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The awardis given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business,…

Alum Sonny Miller: Building on a Strong Foundation

May 25, 2010—Editor's Note: Oklahoma Baptist University alum Sonny Miller, a 1994 graduate, is a 2010 recipient of the OBU Alumni Association's Profile In Excellence Award. The award is given to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business,…

Outstanding Business Seniors Receive Awards

May 25, 2010—Nine Oklahoma Baptist University senior business majors received awards for outstanding work during the Paul Dickinson School of Business awards assembly Monday, May 3. Danielle Cummins, a professional accountancy major from Rogers, Ark., was named the Outstanding Overall Senior and the…

McWilliams: Learning and Teaching One Season at a Time

May 21, 2010—The Profile in Excellence award is given by the OBU Alumni Association to a former student who has "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University." Each year, Profile In…

Houghton to Lead OBU School of Business

May 20, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University has named Dr. David C. Houghton as dean of the Paul Dickinson School of Business. Houghton will begin his tenure at OBU on Aug. 1. "Dr. David Houghton brings a proven record of academic and professional experience to OBU," said Dr. Stan Norman, OBU provost and…

School of Christian Service Presents Awards, Scholarships

May 18, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University's Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service recognized an outstanding alumnus and outstanding students in Christian service studies during a banquet April 26 and during the 2010 Awards Convocation on Wednesday, May 5, in Raley Chapel. Dr. Doug Melton received…

Wilson Recognized as Nigh Academy Scholar

May 17, 2010—The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently recognized Sara Wilson, an Oklahoma Baptist University senior from Bethany, Okla., as a 2010 Nigh Academy Scholar. As a Nigh Scholar, Wilson attended the Nigh Leadership Academy in March and received a scholarship.Wilson is a history…

Raley Reminds Grads To Rely On Faith and Love

May 15, 2010—Urged by a member of the university's most revered family to rely on faith and love, 244 Oklahoma Baptist University graduates received their diplomas during OBU's Centennial Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 15. Before an overflow audience of more than 1,800 in OBU's John Wesley Raley…

Centennial Nursing Graduates Awarded Pins

May 14, 2010—In an act symbolizing the transition from student life to professional work, 47 Oklahoma Baptist University nursing students participated in the Centennial Nurses' Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 14. The Centennial class is the largest graduating cohort of nursing students in the program's…

Trustees Approve Campus Master Plan Report

May 14, 2010—Approval of a long-range campus master plan highlighted the spring meeting of Oklahoma Baptist University's board of trustees during their spring meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee Friday. OBU President David Whitlock presented the campus master plan during his report to the trustees Friday…

Smallwood To Head University Advancement

May 13, 2010—Will Smallwood has been named vice president for university advancement at Oklahoma Baptist University. Smallwood started at OBU May 10, after serving as director of development for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky."OBU has a rich and strong advancement legacy. Will…

Vernon Named Director of Bisonettes

May 10, 2010—Dr. James Vernon, Oklahoma Baptist University professor of music, has been named director of the Bisonette Women's Glee Club. He will assume the role in August for the fall 2010 semester. The Bisonette Women's Glee Club was organized in 1954 by Warren M. Angell, former dean of the College of…

Alum Receives Kansas Library Award

May 7, 2010—Heather Braum, a 2005 Oklahoma Baptist University graduate, received the 2010 Kansas Library Association Presidential Award of New Professions at the association's annual conference in Wichita, Kan., in April. Braum is the Northeast Kansas Library System technology librarian and a mentor in…

Alum Russell Jones Accepts Harvard Professorship

May 6, 2010—Russell E. Jones, a 2004 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, recently accepted a position at Harvard University as an assistant professor of philosophy with a specialization in classical philosophy, beginning July 1, 2010. Jones said he hopes to not only impact his students, but also to…

Five OBU Students Win Singing Awards

May 6, 2010—Ten Oklahoma Baptist University music students placed in the finals of the statewide National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference and Competition on Saturday, April 10, with five of the 10 qualifiers earning top honors in the event. Colleges and universities from across…

Students Share Hope through Spero Project

May 6, 2010—Oklahoma Baptist University students devote time each week to serve refugees in Oklahoma City through the Spero Project, an organization named for the Latin word for "hope." The refugees, who come from countries all over the world such as Myanmar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the…

Broadcasting Students Win Top Honors at State

May 5, 2010—Six Oklahoma Baptist University Communications Arts students won 14 awards at the 20th annual Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association annual convention on April 10 in Oklahoma City. The competition included 200 entries in about 20 categories. The students competed against their peers…

Outstanding Students Recognized at Awards Convocation

May 5, 2010—May 5, 2010 Oklahoma Baptist University recognized its outstanding seniors during the Centennial Awards Convocation on Wednesday, May 5, in Raley Chapel. Stephanie Robbins, an English secondary education major from Farmington, Ark., received the University's highest award, the Rosalee Mills…

Brewster Receives National Milken Award

May 4, 2010—Chris Brewster, founder and principal of Santa Fe South School in Oklahoma City, recently received the 2010 National Milken Educator Award from State Superintendent Sandy Garrett, including an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize. Brewster and his wife, Christina, are 1992 Oklahoma Baptist…

Alum Kristi Burchfiel Publishes Ecclesiastes Study

May 3, 2010—People have been writing in diaries and journals for ages -- sometimes to vent, sometimes to fill time, and sometimes to relax by putting pen to paper. Sometimes the personal revelations are too strong to put aside, too good to be kept shut inside a notebook. Sometimes they need to be shared.…