Alumni News Articles

Retton Delivers Inspiring Message at OBU Scholarship Gala

March 9, 2018 | Permalink

Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gold medalist, delivered the keynote message at Oklahoma Baptist University’s sixth annual Green and Gold Gala. OBU hosted the event Thursday, March 8, in Oklahoma City at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center. The…

Olympic Champion Mary Lou Retton to Speak at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala March 8

November 28, 2017 | Permalink

Mary Lou Retton, one of America’s best-known Olympians, will be the featured speaker during the sixth annual Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City.…

OBU Crowns 2017 Harvest Court During Homecoming Game

October 28, 2017 | Permalink

OBU announced winners of the 2017 harvest court Saturday, Oct. 28, during halftime of the Bison football game versus Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The event was part of OBU’s homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout…

University Honors Exceptional Alumni During Annual Harvest Dinner

October 27, 2017 | Permalink

OBU recognized outstanding alumni with special awards during its Harvest Dinner Friday, Oct. 27. The annual event is part of the University’s homecoming weekend celebration. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock provided the opening remarks…

Space Remains for Bison Connections Luncheon Nov. 2 Featuring Kubicek

October 27, 2017 | Permalink

The next Oklahoma Baptist University Bison Connections luncheon is set to take place at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at Jasco’s Paul K. Thompson Event Center in Oklahoma City, located at 10 E. Memorial Road. OBU alumnus Jeremie Kubicek, CEO and…

OBU to Host Homecoming Weekend Oct. 27-28

October 12, 2017 | Permalink

OBU invites alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and community members to join in the fun as the University hosts Zip! Bang! OBU! Homecoming 2017, Oct. 27-28. Tickets for special events may be purchased online. The homecoming…

Message from OBU President David W. Whitlock Regarding Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 | Permalink

Dear Bison family,  We know many of you have been affected either directly or indirectly by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey that continues to wreak havoc along its path. We pray God's protection and provision for…

OBU Grad Interns with AmeriCorps to Feed Hungry Oklahoma Kids

July 14, 2017 | Permalink

Poverty and food insecurity in Oklahoma are widespread problems. Thousands of children around the state receive food assistance during the school year through free or reduced school lunches. But during summer, where do all of those kids…

Former OBU President Cothen Passes at 96

May 22, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Grady C. Cothen, Oklahoma Baptist University president from 1966-70, passed away May 19 at The Orchard retirement home in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was 96 years old. “Dr. Cothen was a kind and gracious man with a deep love of Christ…

OBU Alumnus Wins National Communication Awards

May 16, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University alumnus Marc Hooks, ’90, recently won multiple national awards for his photography and journalistic work, some of which featured OBU. The awards were presented in late April as part of the Baptist Communicators…

Manning Delivers Inspirational Message During OBU’s Green and Gold Gala

March 8, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University believes strongly in the quality and value of an OBU education. As such, the University continually strives to provide more funds in scholarships for students, with the hope that no student who desires to attend OBU…

OBU Alumna Watkins Honored as OKC Employee of the Month

December 15, 2016 | Permalink

Clarissa Watkins, alumna of Oklahoma Baptist University, was recently honored as the Oklahoma City Employee of the Month. The award was presented Dec. 7 by the Kiwanis Club of South Oklahoma City. Watkins is a 2015 graduate from OBU, with a…

OBU Presents JM Carroll Award to Kelly King

November 15, 2016 | Permalink

OBU presented the JM Carroll Award to Kelly King, Tuesday, Nov. 15, during the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) annual meeting held at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. King is the former BGCO Women’s…

OBU Crowns 2016 Harvest Court During Homecoming Festivities

November 12, 2016 | Permalink

OBU announced winners of the 2016 Harvest Court Saturday, Nov. 12, during halftime of the Bison football game versus Southern Nazarene University. The event was part of OBU’s homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the…

OBU Honors Outstanding Alumni During Harvest Dinner

November 12, 2016 | Permalink

OBU recognized outstanding alumni with special awards during its Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 11. The annual event is part of the University’s homecoming weekend celebration. The University presented several awards, including the Alumni…

Home on Bison Hill: An OBU Alumni Perspective By Marc Ira Hooks, ’90

November 11, 2016 | Permalink

OBU alumnus Marc Hooks, ’90, shares about the home he found on Bison Hill and the special bonds that shaped the course of his life. He is a seasoned communicator, photojournalist, missionary, and church planter, bringing a unique…

OBU to Present Alumni Awards at Annual Harvest Dinner Nov. 11

November 4, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will host its annual Harvest Dinner Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Geiger Center on the OBU campus. Tickets are $23 until Nov. 7 and $26 thereafter. To purchase tickets for the Harvest Dinner, visit www.okbu.edu/events…

OBU Announces 2016 Harvest Court Candidates

November 2, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will honor outstanding seniors in the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 12, during halftime of the OBU Bison football game versus Southern Nazarene University. The game will begin at 1 p.m. The event is part of OBU’s…

Register Now for the Bison Stampede 10k-5k-Fun Run Nov. 12

November 1, 2016 | Permalink

OBU students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community still have time to register for the Fifth Annual Bison Stampede. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 a.m. on the campus of OBU in Shawnee during homecoming festivities.…

NFL Icon Archie Manning to Speak at OBU’s Green and Gold Gala March 7

October 27, 2016 | Permalink

Archie Manning, All-American quarterback and NFL icon, will be the featured speaker during the fifth annual Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma…

OBU to Host Homecoming Weekend Nov. 11-12

October 25, 2016 | Permalink

For decades, Bison have gone with Ka-Rip. Generations of alumni excitedly "let'er go ruse" to cheer the Green and Gold to victory. The chant is a timeless OBU tradition the University and its friends return to time and again to celebrate the…