Nominations Open for Annual Exceptional Performance Award

M’Lissa Freeman, Employee Experience Specialist

Looking for a way to recognize an outstanding UCO staff member? Nominate them for the Annual Exceptional Performance Award. 

Nominations now are being accepted, and the winners will be announced at Fall Convocation. Recipients of the annual award receive a $1250 monetary award.

The award is available to all regular (non-temporary) staff members, who have a minimum of six months of continuous employment prior to nomination. Nominations may be made by anyone including faculty, staff, students and campus vendors. Submit nominations to M’Lissa Freeman by Monday, July 11.

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.