Howard K. Berry Jr.’s earliest memories take him back to the house where he was born in 1931, an historic home in Oklahoma City’s Linwood neighborhood complete with a swimming pool and tennis court.
“To me as a kid, it was a mansion,” Berry recalls.
Since the founding of our University in 1904, this enterprise of United Methodist higher education has been sustained by donors who realize they are investing in the future by supporting our students. Oklahoma City University is privileged to recognize our donors for the 2014 calendar year, and we invite you to join us in honoring them for their generous support of the University. These individuals and organizations are as diverse as the student population they support with their contributions, yet they have a common goal of sustaining a mission which has resulted in thousands of exceptionally equipped servant-leaders for our community and our world. ...more
When Charles Mehr, BA ’43, graduated from OCU he was half a world away, serving as a Navy ensign in World War II. As the Commencement announcer read his name, Mehr’s mother walked across the stage to accept his diploma.
Decades later, Mehr’s generosity has enabled dozens of OCU students to receive their own diplomas and make their mark in the world of performing arts. Through a series of donations — including real estate, cash gifts, and planned gifts — Mehr established several endowed scholarships at OCU to support dance performance and music theater students.
Grammar often prompts frustration, embarrassment, insecurity, miscommunication, and debate. Why? Grammar books are loaded with abstract, terminology-laden rules and exceptions that hinder understanding. ...more
It’s been a long, bumpy road in life for Claudia Lovelace. After spending much of her younger years either on the streets or behind bars, she’s now on a smooth and more predictable path as executive director of Skyline Urban Ministry. ...more
Oklahoma City University softball coach Phil McSpadden collected the milestone victory in the Stars’ 13-1, 8-0 sweep of Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) on Friday night at Ann Lacy Stadium. ...more