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OSU-Tulsa faculty honored at University Awards Convocation

OSU-Tulsa Provost Pamela Fry presents Tara Urich the OSU Excellence in Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Tonya Hammer, associate professor in counseling and counseling psychology, center, was presented the 2018 Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award by OSU President Burns Hargis and Dr. Mindy McCann, OSU Faculty Council chair and professor of statistics.

Orange Pride: Kathy Williams

As a high-school dropout who started college at age 30 and now has bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Kathy Williams has an edge when it comes to recruiting students to OSU-Tulsa.

“I can relate to nontraditional students because I was one,” she said. “I know how important education is. It’s something nobody can ever take from you.”

Community outreach staffer named to OCCJ leadership class

Melanie McClainMelanie McClain, who leads OSU-Tulsa's community outreach efforts, was selected to join the second cohort of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice Inclusive Leadership training class.

The four-month program provides professionals the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and tools to become more inclusive leaders.

Orange Pride: Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd drives 1½ hours from Checotah to Tulsa every morning for what she considers an honor – to work at OSU-Tulsa.

“It’s worth the drive,” she said. “I love the people here. It’s a fun place to work.”

Boyd is the latest recipient of the Orange Pride Award for Employee Excellence. The award recognizes employees who have demonstrated outstanding customer service skills and who go above and beyond their normal job duties.