OBU recently welcomed new staff member, Marissa Lightsey, to Bison Hill as director of OBU's Career Development.
She earned a bachelor's degree in applied communications from OBU in 2010, and is pursuing a master's degree in human resource administration from East Central University.
Since she graduated from OBU, Lightsey has served as a communications associate for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, and as the upward bound advisor and the GEAR UP advisor for Seminole State College's TRiO program.
Lightsey said she hopes to offer discipline specific job fairs in the future, to better serve each student and department.
"I would love for my office to be a tool used for both the recruitment and retention of students, as well as the continued development of alumni," Lightsey said.
With strong written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of academic and cultural backgrounds of diverse student populations, and a familiarity of OBU's campus life, Lightsey was welcomed back to Bison Hill as an integral staff member.
"It feels great to come back to OBU, I especially enjoy the opportunity to work for the people who have invested so much time and effort into my education," Lightsey said. "I owe a lot to my OBU family and it is truly a blessing to be here."
Visit www.hireobugrads.com for more information about OBU's Career Development.