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Fall Commencement 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, 181 AGS students were honored during Fall Commencement Ceremony.

When I think about this group of graduates, one word comes to mind: perseverance. Several students persevered while receiving chemotherapy; one student lost her husband during the program; one student drove away from her home to escape a tornado in northeast Oklahoma; one student gave birth. Students wore multiple hats personally and professionally as they persevered towards graduation. Having achieved this goal, though, several have been promoted; a couple have gotten new jobs; and several are continuing on with OKWU to earn another degree. Thank you for your investment into their lives. It is seed sown in good ground.

In this group, we graduated our first Criminal Justice grad, Jon Copeland, and two couples graduated, Curtis & Casey Spatz and Matthew & Alicia Snyder. Here is a breakdown of the graduates by program:

  • Associate of Arts – 16 (12 evening, 4 online)
  • Associate of Applied Science – 7 (4 evening, 3 online)
  • Bachelor of Science – 49 (20 evening, 29 online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 79 (20 evening, 59 online)
  • Master of Business Administration – 30 (15 evening, 15 online)

Mark your calendar for Spring ’15 Commencement Ceremony, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 3:00 pm. Please let Trish Leggett know if you plan to be part of the faculty processional.

Jonathan Rivers Fall 2014

Jonathan Rivers celebrates the accomplishment of earning an MBA with his family.

Faculty Meeting January 31, 2015

Refocus on Mission & Excellence

AGS faculty are invited to come together 3xs each year, usually at our Tulsa site. The purpose of these meetings is to share information and inspiration, and to provide opportunity for training, collaboration, and discussion. It is an opportunity to connect professionally as educators who share the common goal of leading our students. “Iron sharpens iron” is the constant theme for every meeting.

Meeting Agenda for 1/31/15

  • 8:45 Coffee and Fellowship
  • Greeting & Update from our President, Dr. Piper
  • Presentation & Round-Table Discussion of 4C Quality Model for OKWU-AGS Faculty Development & Evaluation (see article from Dr. Easley)
  • Update regarding Rank and Promotion for Faculty