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OCU Honors Retirees, Longtime Faculty With Recognition Ceremony
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City University will honor two retiring employees and those who have reached anniversary milestones during its 2009 Retirement and Service Recognition Program April 20. The two retirees are business professor Ali Alli and music department student services coordinator Mary Mowry. Alli is a registered professional engineer who has taught and conducted research for more than 35 years. The economics professor specializes in production and quality control, optimization techniques of distribution, project management, total quality control, cost variability control and managerial decision making. Alli teaches courses in the areas of operations research, data analysis and computer applications and statistics. Mowry worked as coordinator of student services at the Bass School of Music for 12 years. She is credited with revolutionizing the school’s approach to recruiting and supporting musician-scholars, maintaining a database of prospective undergraduate and graduate students and fostering contact through letter campaigns, special events, site visits and phone conversations. As a liaison for the Bass School, she attended music conventions, performing arts fairs, arts magnet schools and accompanied student ensembles on tours and run-outs. OCU will recognize faculty and staff members who are celebrating anniversary milestones with the university. Among them are John Branch, a biology professor who has been at OCU for 45 years; and 40-year celebrants Jacques Buttin, Leo Werneke and Klaus Rossberg. The university will also announce its Employee of the Year recipient during the recognition ceremony.