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Orange Pride: Pam Jackson

Orange Pride recipient Pam Jackson
It’s not really a surprise that Pam Jackson ended up working in a police department.

Her dad, now retired, was a state trooper. Her husband, recently promoted to commander, is a police officer with the Jenks Police Department.

“I guess you could say I come from a police family,” she said. “I kind of gravitated toward it.”

Maldonado-Otto’s passion for students sparks pick for OSU-Tulsa teaching award

Dr. Claudia Maldonado-Otto

As the first member of her Mexican family born in the U.S., Dr. Claudia Maldonado-Otto knows what it is to be considered outside the norm.

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.

Orange Pride: Priscilla Boegh

Academic counselor Priscilla Boegh discusses course offerings with a prospective student.

Academic Counselor Priscilla Boegh has worked as a college adviser at several universities during her career. But OSU-Tulsa is her favorite – and it’s all because of the students.

Orange Pride: Ron Knight

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett presents the Orange Pride Award to academic coordinator Ron Knight.

With a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s in counseling, Ron Knight has just the combination of experience and education needed to successfully provide guidance to engineering students.

Orange Pride: Jeremiah Watkins

Jeremiah Watkins, wellness coordinator of the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center, is the recipient of the Orange Pride Award. The quarterly honor recognizes outstanding OSU-Tulsa employees.

Jeremiah Watkins is known around OSU-Tulsa for fitness and wellness, but he first pursued a different direction.

Orange Pride: R.D. Bell

Librarian R.D. BellR.D. Bell may be familiar to thousands of students, faculty and staff who have passed through the doors of what is now the OSU-Tulsa Library during the last 27 years.

He is the recipient of the Orange Pride Award, a quarterly honor that recognizes outstanding OSU-Tulsa employees.