As we approach a season of celebrations for many, let’s remember there are a variety of traditions and holidays recognized by a variety of cultures. The University of Central Oklahoma is a highly diverse institution, especially its student body. It is important that we practice inclusion through awareness of and respect for the celebrations . . .
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA GRADUATE SANG REM WEEPS as she recounts her story. Rem recalls the moment she first imagined the future she is living today.
The year was 2007. Rem was 14 and her family had just taken the first steps in escaping an increasingly oppressive military regime in her home country of Burma, also referred to as Myanmar.
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The passing of time, anniversaries and significant moments – these are all occasions, which call us to look back. Looking back may be our heart’s response to something we’re feeling today, or it may be the current of life sparking reflection before moving forward. As the torchbearers of transformative learning, we embrace . . .
“I WAS CHECKING MY EMAIL every single moment of the day.”
That’s how UCO junior Beyonce Hammond, a political science major from Moore, Oklahoma, described the excruciating wait to see if she would be named a Truman Scholar—one of the nation’s most prestigious and selective academic honors.
But the answer wasn’t in her email. . . .
Reasons Relationships Impact Leadership Development
HAS A KID EVER ASKED YOU why they had to learn something in school when they could just Google it? When information is available at the push of a button, what we learn and how we learn it should be reevaluated and reimagined. But as any seasoned educator could tell you, learning is more complicated than completing . . .
Persistence Pays Off for UCO’s Ethan Williams
ON HIS FOURTH DAY OF WORKING as a DoorDash driver, UCO senior Ethan Williams had to choose between making deliveries in hazardous, icy conditions or miss out on extra income. Knowing many Edmond residents would be stuck indoors due to wintry weather, he opted to venture out to deliver food.
“I almost didn’t want to come out and do . . .
EVERY YEAR, GENEROUS DONORS AND ALUMNI CHOOSE to provide funding for a variety of scholarship opportunities at Central. These scholarships are awarded to students who have gone above and beyond in their education and involvement within UCO and the community – like Christian Coleman.
Recent UCO graduate Christian Coleman was a first-generation . . .
A UCO Alumnus’ Journey to Authorship
WRITING A BOOK CAN BE A LIFELONG ENDEAVOR for many authors— pouring countless hours into writing, editing and publishing their work. This makes UCO alumnus Henry Hoffmann’s story even more incredible. At age 24, Hoffmann has traveled across the globe, earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree and become a published author.
Hoffmann . . .
CollegeNET ranks UCO among the top higher education institutions in the nation for social mobility according to its national ranking. Social mobility measures how well an institution accepts students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and graduates them into well-paying jobs. Central ranked 150 out of more than 1,500 colleges . . .