Faculty Recognitions: Jill Davis

Jill Davis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was honored with the inaugural 2019 Advocacy Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE). She was selected for her outstanding advocacy in the field of early childhood education through her work at Central and was invited to attend the NAECTE awards reception in Nashville, TN in November to accept the award.

Davis currently teachers courses in the elementary education program and also serves as the faculty adviser for the Central Association for Responsive Educators (CARE) student organization. Jill Davis receives award at Education Conference

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.