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90 years and counting
For his 90th birthday, Dr. Harold Fletcher’s children and grandchildren threw a party for him in OC’s McIntosh Conservatory. And the next week, the Professor Emeritus finished another semester of teaching a college class.

Bonus Content: Video Interview with Harold & John Fletcher
Getting to the bottom of a 500-year-old mystery
Amelia Hamrick never expected to become famous for discovering and recording a line of music hidden in a 500-year-old painting. But funny things happen to college students in the middle of the night.

Bonus Content: Watch Amelia featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360
Professor’s wife shows heart, gives kidney
Professor of Electrical Engineering Joe Watson may sit halfway down a church pew from Kara Johnson, but he certainly didn’t expect her response when his kidney began to fail.

Bonus Content: Video Interview with Joe Watson and Craig/Kara Johnson

ALUMNI IN ACTION

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.
Nursing the world over
Reagan Hightower (11) is one of the growing number of OC alumni who are addressing the nursing shortage in the United States and abroad.

Bonus Content: Video Interview with Reagan Hightower
Rwandan memories
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.
Billion-dollar brilliance
A 4.0 grade-point average, magna cum laude Harvard Law graduate, and renowned corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer are just a few of the notable things on Jay Tabor’s resume.

Bonus Content: Video Interview with Jay Tabor
Life lessons
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.”

PHOTO FEATURES

OC is Home
The extended family of our Legacy Award honorees, the Davises, on campus during the 2013 Homecoming weekend.
Lighting Highlights
"Santa" Mickey Banister (69) and President John deSteiguer watch the fireworks show at the end of Lighting of the Commons.

Bonus Content: Video Recap of Lighting of the Commons
Spring Sing
Chi Lambda Phi won first place for the 11th time in the last 13 years with its “Back to the Future” show.

Bonus Content: Video Highlights from Spring Sing
OC Grows
Tom Heath Field at Lawson Plaza under the lights

Bonus Content: Video Recap of the Glow Run
Bonus Content: Video Recap of Benson Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony
Distinguished Guests
Missy Robertson speaks during the She Speaks event at the annual OC Lectureship.

Bonus Content: Watch John deSteiguer's interviews with Carlotta Walls LaNier, Romeo Dallaire, N. T. Wright, Harold Hamm, Chris Spielman, and Emanuel Tov

NEWS AND FEATURES

Investing in our youth
Allen and Valerie England gave $100,000 to seed an endowed scholarship for youth ministry in OC’s College of Biblical Studies.

Bonus Content: Video Recap of Endowed Scholarship Announcement
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.
Homeward Pride
Alumni participation rates are going down nationwide. Fewer and fewer graduates are giving back to their alma maters each year … except at Oklahoma Christian.
Enthusiastic spectators
Sherri (Buben 87) Coale bussed OC students to Norman to cheer on her Sooners when they hosted second-ranked Duke.

Bonus Content: Video Documentary of OC students' trip to the OU game
Word. Daily Versed
Earlier this year, Oklahoma Christian connected with a popular Bible app for a technological approach to Bible study.
More News
OC maintains affordability with 2014-15 pricing
OC starts online RN to BSN program
OC ranked among best schools for video game design
OC's ethics team places fifth in the nation
OC music students, faculty honored in Tulsa Thursday
Eagles on Wall Street
President Emeritus O'Neal to lead Rwanda state universities
OC presents first MBA degrees in Rwanda
OC expands to five colleges, appoints new deans
Oklahoma Christian honors outstanding faculty, staff
Academic departments honor outstanding alumni
Artistic alum named to prestigious list
OC students chosen for Teach For America
OC elects Compton to Board of Trustees
OC names Baird and Driskill to Registrar leadership roles
Peters picked for Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching
OC names Winn as new executive director

SPORTS NEWS

More Sports
6 standouts become newest members of OC Athletic Hall of Fame
OC alum Gibson qualifies for British Open
OC sophomore Wallace takes NCCAA decathlon championship in dramatic fashion
It's a sweet repeat as Eagles sweep Grace, McMurry to take Central Region crown
OC wins first softball postseason crown, taking NCCAA Central Region tournament title
OCXC takes 4th in NCCAA after proving itself best in Heartland Conference
Lady Eagles finish strong, take 5th at NCCAA by thumping Emmanuel 81-65
Diaz earns All-America status in 5K; Eagles 8th in NCCAA team race
OC women's cross country squad earns NCCAA Scholar Team status
State agency honors OC men's basketball coaches for work at juvenile facility