Three Join OBU as Admissions Counselors

Three OBU graduates recently joined the OBU Admissions Team. Channing Howard, Kirt Henderson and Travis Lightsey were named admissions counselors during the 2010-11 academic year.

The OBU Admissions Team works with prospective students and their families to answer questions about everything on Bison Hill from academics to extracurricular activities.

“God continues to bless us year after year with a great team,” said Bruce Perkins, director of admissions. “We always grow concerned when we lose a team member, but He is always faithful to raise up another champion. This year has been no exception.

Channing Howard Kirt Henderson Travis Lightsey

“Channing’s enthusiasm for life, OBU and students is an asset to our team. Her passion is contagious. Kirt is doing well serving students in the Dallas market. He is a prime example of our product -– a graduate that walks with God, thinks deeply and searches for ways to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Travis brings valuable experience to our team from his years of working retail. He understands people and how to meet their needs.”

Howard graduated from OBU in 2010 with a major in sociology and a minor in family relations. She has served as a youth intern with First Baptist Church in Newalla, Okla., helping lead nearly 100 youth in fellowship and worship, and as a shelter advocate with Project Safe, providing client resources. She also worked as an office assistant for Mayes County Abstract in Pryor, Okla.

During her time at OBU, Howard served as freshman class president, as a member of the Student Government Association, as a Welcome Week Worker for freshman orientation and as worship co-chair for Chapel Crew. She participated on Global Outreach trips to Southeast Asia. She is a member of the Oklahoma Council of Family Relations.

Henderson graduated from OBU in 2010 with a major in religion: Bible emphasis and a minor in youth ministry. He previously served as a student ministry intern with First Baptist Church in Newalla, Okla., and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Okla. He also served as an intern to the pastor of worship, finance and administration at First Baptist in Newalla. He was a student worker in the OBU Admissions Office for three years.

As an OBU student, Henderson was named Most Servant-Like Male in the OBU Harvest Court in 2009. He was a member of the Class Cabinet and Student Foundation. On the OBU Campus Activities Board, he served as Projection Committee chair and directed Kerr Christmas. He was Student-Led Worship co-chair for the OBU Chapel Crew, and he was named on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Lightsey graduated from OBU in 2008 with a major in art and an emphasis in graphic design. He previously worked as a sales associate for Radio Shack, where he was ranked as the No. 1 sales associate in the Oklahoma City district. He also was an associate for Hibbett Sports and a business development manager for OfficeMax. He was a marketing intern for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. He also served as a graduate assistant for the OBU track team. He previously served as an activity leader and maintenance assistant for the HFV Wilson Community Center in Ardmore, Okla.

On Bison Hill, Lightsey was named to the President’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s Honor Roll. He earned several awards and scholarships, including the Leroy and Josephine Bond Art Award, the Goddard Center Museum Fine Art Award, the Victor C. and Wincel Hurt Track Award and the Justin Klein Track Award. He was a five-time National NAIA Track champion and 13-time All-American.

“I am blessed to have each of these individuals on our team and look forward to what God is going to do in and through their lives in the years ahead,” Perkins said.

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