Turning tragedy into triumph
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane, claiming almost 4,000 lives and injuring more than 12,000 people. In the aftermath of the storm, Salvador Cariaga (83) and Shepherd’s Hill International were on the ground providing relief.
God planted the longing for mission in the hearts of Brett (91) and Keli (Hopkins 92) Shreck, so they moved to Rwanda not long after adopting two sons from an orphanage in Kigali.
Bonus Content: Video Interview with Brett Shreck
Bald and beautiful
A few years after Brianne (Lytton 01) Banning graduated from OC, her daughter Baylee was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer at just six months old. Brianne and Baylee wrote a story about a little girl who had to lose her hair, and that inspired a book to help other kids with cancer.
There’s plenty to savor in the new book by OC director of admissions Michael Mitchell (04): “Life Lessons for Dad: Tea Parties, Tutus and All Things Pink.”
OC is Home
The extended family of our Legacy Award honorees, the Davises, on campus during the 2013 Homecoming weekend.
Nanny & Papa’s gift
The Ray and Carolyn Lovejoy Student Scholarship, funded by Alfred (84) and Judy (Lovejoy 85) Branch, will help students in dire financial need.
Alumni participation rates are going down nationwide. Fewer and fewer graduates are giving back to their alma maters each year … except at Oklahoma Christian.
Word. Daily Versed
Earlier this year, Oklahoma Christian connected with a popular Bible app for a technological approach to Bible study.