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Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Orange Pride: Linda Raska

Linda Raska isn’t used to the spotlight.

“I don’t like too much attention drawn to me,” she said. “When I found out I won this award, I was honored – but surprised.”

As a Faculty Support Services administrative assistant, it’s her job to make sure both resident OSU-Tulsa faculty and commuting faculty from OSU-Stillwater have everything they need to accomplish their tasks and duties.

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Orange Pride: Alicia McClendon

Orange Pride Award recipient Alicia McClendon on the other side of a camera.

You will usually find Digital Communications Specialist Alicia McClendon holding at least one phone at any given time.

Published: Friday, August 9, 2019

Orange Pride: Jessica Bradley

In action: Bradley plays a key role in prospective student events

Jessica Bradley in the new Career Services Center in North Hall 103 (not pictured: her orange earrings and orange shoes).

 

It’s a rare moment if you run into Jessica Bradley and she isn’t sporting something orange.

Hardly surprising, since Bradley is not only a proud OSU alumna but also recently marked her 10th year as an OSU employee.

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Orange Pride: Sheena Perez

Sheena Perez

Sheena Perez probably knows more about the historic Route 66 than anyone on campus.

As digital services librarian for the OSU-Tulsa Library, she maintains the university’s archival collections related to Cyrus Avery, known as the ‘Father of Route 66,’ and Michael Wallis, historian and author of Route 66: The Mother Road.

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

OSU-Tulsa professor finds family connection to aviation history

Dr. Mallory Casebolt, OSU-Tulsa assistant professor of aviation

Dr. Mallory Casebolt holds photo of her great-grandmother.

It was only recently that Oklahoma State University-Tulsa assistant professor of aviation Dr. Mallory Casebolt uncovered a deep connection to aerospace right in her own family tree.

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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.”

Published: Monday, January 28, 2019

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.

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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.

Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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.”

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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.

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