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Hub Reed (BA ’58), one of coach Abe Lemons' first basketball stars, was the subject of a sports column in The Oklahoman.


The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Gaylord-Pickens Museum featured an exhibit of works by Bert Seabourn (’59-‘62).


James L. Kee (JD ’66), a Duncan attorney, started his three-year term on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Board of Governors.


The Oklahoman ran a photo of alumna Jane Jayroe Gamble (BM ’69, DHL ’11 and trustee) for its #ThrowbackThursday series. The photo is of Jayroe preparing to leave for Atlantic City, N.J., in 1966 to participate in the Miss America pageant, which she would go on to win.


Colonel Jeanette Sterner (BA ’72) was appointed to the Sabine River Authority board of directors by the Texas governor.


Patricia Shaw (BS ’77) joined the Waddell & Reed firm as a financial advisor.


Donald Bridges (Master of Criminal Justice ’83) was honored by his peers in 2015 as a cover story in the Agent Report newsletter, the official publication of Army Counter Intelligence Corps Veterans.


Edgar Cruz (BM ’86) performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M.


Three OCU School of Law alumni were included in the Oklahoma Super Lawyer’s annual list of the state’s top attorneys. Elaine Turner (JD ’89), Margaret Clarke (JD ’96), Randall McCarthy (JD ’95) made this year’s list. Alumna Elisabeth Muckala (JD ’06) was recognized as a Rising Star.


Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery in Texas hosted an exhibit of work by Joan Lawson (BA ’91).


Nathan E. Barnard (JD ’92) was reappointed as a member of the Cherokee Nation Administrative Appeals Board.

Dean Kantaras (JD ’92) was chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer by the Expert Network, an invitation-only reputation management service based on individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.

Business alumna Jennifer H. Callahan (MSA ’92) was elected to the board of directors of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm.


Three OCU School of Law alumni who are practicing in the GableGotwals firm were recently named to the 2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The alumni are Leslie L. Lynch, (J.D. ’93), Super Lawyer; Greg Metcalfe, (J.D. ’02), Super Lawyer; and Lewis LeNaire, (J.D. ’11), Rising Star.


Eva Jo Sparks (BS ’94), owner and consultant for Oklahoma Expert Witness, was named Professional of the Year by Worldwide Branding for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in fraud investigation.


David Suroff (JD ’95) joined the Shook, Hardy & Bacon law firm in St. Louis, Mo., as staff attorney and member of the pro bono team.


Jana R. Harkins, (BSB-Accounting ’96), was named director of shared services for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.

The Moore American ran a profile story on business alumnus Rickie Split (MBA ’96) vice president and CEO for the Moore Health Center and the Norman Regional HealthPlex, and his efforts to help victims of the May 20, 2013, tornado.


Natalie J. McCord (MBA ’98) was named vice president of Safety & Health for American Electric Power.

Shawn Bryant (BSB ’98) joined the Tri-Imaging Solutions team of medical imaging professionals.

The Visiter newspaper ran a feature story about the work of Attilio Sergi (MBA ’98), restaurateur of Trattoria 51 Southport Promenade and Trattoria 51 Old Hall Street in Southport, England.

Samonia Byford (BA ’98) was named treasurer of Friends of the Oklahoma History Center.


Freddy Sanchez (’99-‘00) announced his retirement from professional baseball on his 38th birthday. Sanchez made three Major League Baseball All-Star teams over 10 seasons. He played for Boston, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. He hit .344 with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2006 won the National League batting crown on the final day of the regular season.

Stephen Louis Cortes (JD ’99) received advanced-level training from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys on synthetic marijuana drugs in DUI cases.


Music alumnus Chad Anderson (MM ’00) directed a Northern Oklahoma College musical production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” in Ponca City.


Sarah Coburn (MM ’01) was named a recipient of the 2015 Oklahoma State University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Coburn earned her bachelor’s degree from OSU and her master’s degree from OCU.


Lyndy Franklin Smith (BPA ’02) was lauded as a Broadway Swing performer by Contemporary Musical Theatre.


Norman attorney Alissa Hutter (JD ’05) will serve on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Board of Governors.


Mercy Health Foundation promoted Brigette (Workman) Zorn (BA ’06) to the position of regional major gift officer from annual giving manager.

Jessica Sherrill (JD ’06) was named Rotary Club district governor for 2018-19.

Michelle M. Symank (JD ’06) was elected as a member of the Evans & Dixon, LLC firm in Missouri.


The Oklahoman did a Q&A feature on business alumnus Jeff Wills (BA ’07), president of OptionOne infusion pharmacy.

Law alumna Heidi L. Slinkard (JD ’07) joined the Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy LLP law firm in Terre Haute, Ind.

John Cunningham (JD ’07) spoke at an educational series at St. George Catholic Church in Georgia about estate planning.


Zac Reynolds (MBA ’08) was promoted to director of investments for the OKC region for Trust Company of Oklahoma.

Stefenie Shaw (’08-‘10) was inducted into the Connecticut Wrestling Hall of Fame. Shaw twice finished fourth at the U.S. Olympic trials, won a bronze medal for the U.S. at the 2004 Pan-American Games and won a collegiate national title while at OCU.


Jessica (Tussey) Coronis (BFA ’09) is the assistant to the middle school director at the Orchard School in Indianapolis.

Luai Khalid Jan (MBA ’09 - International Business & Marketing) joined Generations for Generations, a volunteer organization of students from Saudi Arabia who help prepare students to study in the U.S.


Amberle Montgomery (’10-‘12) was named girls wrestling coach at Auburn Riverside High School in Washington.

The Amarillo Globe-News ran a profile on law alumnus and Ochiltree County attorney Barrett Dye (JD ’10).

Marcin Parys (MM ’10) performed a piano concert for the International Chamber Series in Lewisville, Texas.

Tasha Sargent (BA ’10) was named a 2015-16 Religion Communicators Council Handa Fellow in Interreligious Communication. The fellowship is in its inaugural year as a joint program between the Religion Communicators Council and the Religion Newswriters Association.

Sara Nichols (BS ’10, Alumni Board member) was the guest speaker at an Albright United Methodist Church event in Ponca City.


Eric Geibel (BPA ’12), a dance swing for Disney Cruise Lines, ran a master class at his high school alma mater in Bartlesville.


Music alumnus Joshua Hughes (BME ’13) was a finalist in the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County Rising Star contest in Maryland.


Oklahoma’s Nursing Times ran a feature story about JaLyn Byrd (DNP ’14) and her family-owned Family and Geriatric Medical Associates in Oklahoma City.

April Nelson (BM ’14) was third-runner up and won the talent portion in the preliminaries for the Miss America pageant. Nelson sang "Climb Every Mountain" from the musical "The Sound of Music."

Tracy Langley (DNP ’14) had an article in the 2015 September-November issue of The Oklahoma Nurse. The article is titled “Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners need Full Practice Authority.”


Kearby (Rosenlieb) Dickeson (JD ’15) was named an associate attorney for the Wilson, Robertson and Cornelius, P.C. firm in Tyler, Texas.

Elia Folch (BBA ’15) turned professional on the Ladies European Tour Access Series. Folch earned status on the developmental tour to the Ladies European Tour with her finish in Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying in December. Folch helped OCU win two national titles and two conference crowns.

Emily Webster (BS ’15) was honored as the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Missouri Chapter’s person of the year. From Sedalia, Mo., Webster finished her OCU career with four 101-pound Women’s College Wrestling Association national championships and a 118-0 record. Her singlet is on display in the women's exhibit inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater.

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