The University of Central Oklahoma College of Business’ Beta Epsilon Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) received the Superior Chapter Performance award for the third consecutive year and the International Chapter Award at the 50th Annual International Conference for GIS Sept. 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio.
University of Central Oklahoma senior accounting major Melissa Long was a recipient of a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholars Program. The award benefits exceptional accounting students who are likely to become auditors.
Broncho Business Leaders, also known as 2BLeaders, a leadership development program for exceptional College of Business students at the University of Central Oklahoma, welcomed 15 new students this fall as part of the 2BLeaders Class VIII.
By Yuyun Zhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting
We all have a life story, but I’m going to start mine somewhere in the middle: in 2016. Why 2016? Because two events that happened that year changed my life forever.
By Saheli Nath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management
I love to travel and for those of us who do so, perhaps we can identify with the familiar itch for the odyssey that comes with being a member of the club of hodophiles, from the Greek word “hodos”, or journey, and “philia,” meaning affection (does that perhaps sound like an affliction that you won’t need a cure for?).
By Chase Harmon, Business Graduate Advisor
I personally began my cheerleading career in 2009 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. I then continued at Oklahoma State University from 2011-2015, where I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Along with offering eight years of cheerleading experience and nine years of coaching experience, I have been a part of several national and world championship teams and programs:
- 2012-2015 NCA Collegiate National Champion with OSU
- 2012 NCA All-Star Champion with Twist and Shout
- 2012 NCA All-Star World Champion with Twist and Shout
- 2014 Top Gun Stunt Winner at NCA College Camp
By Missy Graham, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing
Last spring, I took on a title I never thought I would have, “chicken mom.” To be honest, it isn’t even a title or job I wanted. But, after several weeks at home because of the pandemic my husband finally convinced me we should get chickens. Getting chickens is something we had talked about before but not something we had seriously considered. We thought having chickens would be good for our special needs son, Conner; it would give him a job and a purpose. At school, Conner and his classmates take care of chickens and sell the eggs to raise money for special needs programs. We thought our other three kids would enjoy having chickens too.
By Niccole Miller, Ph.D., MBA, Director of Student Success and Retention
Originally from League City, Texas, Clayton Matthew Petty (“Matt”) was not interested in attending college while in high school. As he neared high school graduation, his career counselor encouraged him to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. Petty decided to join the Air Force and spent four years as an aircraft mechanic.