summertime @ ORU ... and beyond

The campus is ALIVE with the sounds of summer school, sports camps, construction, and building updates. Roofs are being replaced on Michael Cardone Hall and Frances Cardone Hall, and Wesley Luehring Hall is being converted--temporarily--into a women's residence that will be known as Susie North.

Here in the Alumni Relations office, we are hard at work--making plans for the Legacy Parent Luncheon on Aug. 14, the Aug. 22 Wingbackers Kick-Off, the Sept. 6  Alumni & Community Luncheon, and HOMECOMING!

We hope you will join us on Nov. 10 and 11 as we UNITE for Homecoming. The schedule includes Eli Talks, luncheons, open houses, tours of the Global Learning Center, a pre-game party, and men's basketball vs. Avila. The very popular Coffee, Cocoa and Canvas is coming back, and pending completion, you might have an opportunity to run on ORU's new track at the ONEOK Sports Complex!

At the Saturday-night banquet, we will honor four alumni with the 2017 Alumnus of the Year awards:

  • Bill Hull '69, Distinguished Service to God
  • Larry Derstine '79, Distinguished Service to the Community
  • Mary (Edwards) Banks '80, Distinguished Service to the Alma Mater
  • Jeff Lippencott '87, Distinguished Service "In Every Person's World"

Registration will go live soon, so watch for it!

reaching for the 50th anniversary campaign's stretch goal

With almost $51 million received in gifts and pledges, we are now working hard to reach the $55 million
stretch goal. Thank you to everyone who has helped us make so much progress in the past three years. 

Please click HERE to make a gift that will bless ORU students today while providing a strong foundation

Read more about the campaign's components

This is the status of some of our campaign projects:

  • The Global Learning Center opened in January -- debt-free.
  • The ONEOK Sports Complex opens this fall -- debt-free.
  • More funds are needed for Quest Whole Person Scholarships.
  • Reaching the $55 million stretch goal and securing a lead gift and other contributions will enable us
    to build the new three-story apartment-style residence.

Click here to watch a campaign update video with President Wilson and VP Laura Bishop. 

contact your ALUMNI BOARD representatives!

Every alumnus is represented by a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Do you know who
your rep is? You can see their photos, find their bios, and get their contact information by clicking here.
They would love to hear from you! Tim Cameron, a Segment 1 director, has created a Facebook group for
1968-79 grads: ORU Segment 1 Alumni 1968-79! Check it out!

The board's next meeting will take place in November.

Upcoming Events

Legacy Parent Luncheon, Monday, Aug. 14, details to come.

Wingbackers Kick-Off, Tuesday, Aug. 22, details to come.

Alumni & Community Luncheon, Wednesday, Sept. 6, details to come.

Homecoming 2017, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 10 & 11, ORU campus. Don't miss it! 

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