Graduate Success!

hilosophy and political science alumna Robin Ladd is starting Harvard Law School in the fall. Ladd graduated from OCU in 2013 and was Student Government Association president and Miss Black Oklahoma City University.


Alumna DeEtta Cravens was awarded a 2014 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide contest.

Cravens will attend the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for graduate studies where she will focus on youth and education issues in developing nations.

The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.  

Cravens graduated from Oklahoma City University where she majored in political science, Spanish and philosophy. During college, she studied international affairs in Valdivia, Chile. She also studied Portuguese as a David L. Boren Scholar in Maceio, Brazil.

Following graduation, Cravens spent one year in Thailand as a J. William Fulbright English teaching assistant. In the United States, she participated in opportunities with an international focus, including the 2010 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment program, the United Nations Association, and OCU’s Multicultural Student Association. Her international experiences complemented the domestic opportunities and secured her decision to pursue a career in the Foreign Service.

Professor Lectured in North Wales

       Robin R. Meyers, distinguished professor of social justice, delivered the Robinson/Spong Lectures on Progressive Christian at the historic Gladstone Library in North Wales last week.

      The lecture is named after the late Bishop John A.T. Robinson, author of "Honest to God," and retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of numerous books on progressive Christianity.

      Meyers gave five one-hour lectures, including one public lecture, under the theme, "The Once and Future Dissident Church." His next book, expanding on his Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

Professor Gets Published

Philosophy professor Nathan Ross had an essay published in the Spring/Summer issue of the Graduate Faculty philosophy journal. The essay is titled “Friedrich Schlegel on the Cultivation of Common Sense in Aesthetic and Political Critique.” It examines the work of the German Romantic philosopher and shows his contributions to political philosophy and aesthetics.

Congratulations to Alumna, Emma Velez

Emma Velez was accepted to the doctoral program in philosophy at Stony Brook University in New York. Velez was also offered a $17,145 stipend for her first year of the university’s teaching assistantship, a full tuition scholarship, and was nominated for the W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship.

College Awards

Congratulations to the 

Outstanding Senior Woman

and the 

Outstanding Senior Man

of the

Petree College of Arts and Sciences

for 2012-2013!


Outstanding Senior Woman  *     Robin Arielle Ladd (Political Science/Philosophy major)

Outstanding Senior Man       *    Chester Alan Hendershot Jr. (Cell and Molecular Biology major)

Alumnus Promoted

David Seay (received a degree in Philosophy from Oklahoma City University) was promoted to executive vice president and chief legal officer at Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State:

Congratulations to Alum, Jason Blakeburn

Congratulations to Jason Blakeburn! He will pursue his master's degree at Boston University of Theology on a full scholarship and will receive a stipend. He is the recipient of the prestigious Dean's Fellowship.

Jason was a Religion/Philosophy major at Oklahoma City University and graduated in May of this year.

Professor to Present at Seminar

Dr. Robin Meyers is giving a presentation in Texas:

Professor/Chairman Recently Published

A book translated by philosophy professor and department chairman Scott Davidson was recently published. “Barbarism,” written by Michel Henry, is published by Continuum Books. Read more about “Barbarism” or order copies at the link: