Summer 2022 at UCO

Lily Peirce, Benefits Specialist

We are excited to announce this year, the UCO Benefits Team has partnered with the Department of Wellness and Sport​​​​​​​ to host a Summer Wellness Challenge for UCO faculty and staff. This challenge is meant to encourage faculty and staff to get active while enjoying the summer weather and half day Fridays. For this wellness challenge, individuals will have the opportunity to complete a punch card that highlights different activities at the UCO Boathouse at Arcadia Lake​​​​​​​ and the Wellness Center, all of which are free to UCO employees and will receive a prize for participating! For more information on this fun opportunity, please visit the 2022 Summer Wellness Challenge page on the People & Culture Hub, or email Lily Pierce at

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.