Alumni of OCU's history program have gone on to accomplish great things once they've left the classroom. Many of them have continued their education in graduate programs and law schools across the country. Others have taken their degrees into the workplace and discovered the utility of studying history as undergraduates.
Katie Alsup, Jonathan "Chewy" Daughterty and Kim Jenkins all graduated in May 2013, and all received special honors from the History Department. Both Alsup and Daughtery received awards for their work towards becoming excellent teachers, and Jenkins received the department's research award.
Andrew Knifechief (2009) has just completed his first year in private practice in Claremore. He graduated OCU Law in 2012. Go Andrew! Eli Hellman (2001) completed an internship on the staff of Senator Diane Feinstein, working with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security of the US Senate Judiciary Committee. He works as an attorney advisor for the US Patent and Trademark Office in Oklahoma City.
David Pease (1999) is practicing law and teaching, President of Enfield Consulting in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Michael Cooper (2006)received a full-ride scholarship to OCU law school and has graduated.
Joel Davis earned a Master of Arts at the University of Chicago and a PhD in history at the University of Missouri.
Brett Manis went on to graduate school at Oklahoma State University and recently returned to OCU to take a position in the Office of Admissions.
Allesan Armstrong graduated from OCU's law school, where she served as a research assistant to both a Professor and the Dean of the Law School, and Magister of the Honors Fraternity Phi Delta Phi, was a Merit Scholar, and a member of the Holloway Inn Court. She credits her historiography course with preparing her for life in graduate school.
Tally Fugate has begun her work as an archivist for the new George W. Bush Presidential Library.
History minor Kimberly Reynolds went on to get a Master's degree in history and is now pursuing a PhD in history, as she continues to both teach history in Arkansas and work on a public history book (under contract).
We are seeking alumni stories, so that we can post them online. If you are interested in being added to the department web page, please send us your name, year that you graduated, and a little about yourself. We would also like to receive pictures (of you and your families, you and your pets, you participating in activities that you enjoy), so that we can post these too on the web page.
Please send all materials to Dr. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Cobb (email@example.com). Or you can just drop a line to anybody here at the department; we'd love to hear from you!