The Edmond Sun


May 11, 2013

University of Central Oklahoma lists Edmond-area graduates

2 graduation ceremonies set for Saturday


EDMOND — Guthrie

Tanner Lee Boles, MA, Psychology-Counseling

Bobbie Jean Drake, MED, Special Education-Mild/Moderate Disability

Elizabeth Louise Hopkins, MED, Education-Secondary Education

Donovan Scot Kelso, With Honors, MED, Adult Education-Training

Brandi Rae Striegel, MA, Psychology-Counseling

Kayla Janell Tindle, With Honors, MED, Adult Education-Training

Julie Ann Ward, MBA, Business Administration

Rhonda Renee Wilkey, MA, Substance Abuse Studies

Steven Quinn Bircher, BS, Accounting

Amanda Jones Cole, Cum Laude, BS, Nursing

Jessica Ann DeFiore, BA, Psychology

Jack Dumas, BS, Industrial Safety

Amanda J. Eddings, BBA, Management

Alisa M. Huskey, Summa Cum Laude, BA, Psychology

Adrian W. James, BSED, Elementary Education

Darryl Eugene Knight, BS, Kinesiology-Exercise/Fitness Management

Ryan Patrick Miller, BS, General Studies

Honey Nichole Morton, BS, Kinesiology-Exercise/Fitness Management

Virginia Clare Nolen, BS, Speech/Language Pathology

Angela Grace Rundle, Magna Cum Laude, BS, Nursing

Tiffany Dawn Russell, Summa Cum Laude, BA, Psychology

Laura Janine Scheihing, BS, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management

Megan J. Smith, Magna Cum Laude, BS, Kinesiology-Exercise/Fitness Management

Derek W. Taylor, Cum Laude, BA, Psychology

Jodi Lee Ann Travis, BA, Mass Communication-Photographic Arts

Jamie Lee Zachary, BBA, Finance



Kristin A. Hancock, MS, Nutrition and Food Management

Marion Dawn Rooms, MA, Psychology-General Psychology

Matthew Glen Baker, BS, Biology

John Patrick Bergeron, BBA, Marketing

Kevin A. Daniel, BBA, Business Administration-International Business

Stephen D. Elliott, BBA, Finance

Sarah Johnson, BA, Mass Communication-Broadcasting

Kandice D. Kurtz, BA, Mass Communication-Public Relations

Gia Dawn Madole, BS, Accounting

Taylor L. Petrimoulx, BA, Mass Communication-Broadcasting

Sydney L. Terry, BA, Mass Communication-Public Relations

Amanda Leigh Walters, BA, English

Emily Dawn Webb, BS, Biology

Jason Wiley, Summa Cum Laude, BA, History-General

Melanie Ann Wooden, BFA, Art-Art History


Leslie LeAnn Billen, BS, General Studies

Jarred Wade Darrough, BBA, Finance

Kaitlan M. Lombardo, BBA, Marketing

Kirsten Renae Lyon, Summa Cum Laude, BS, Kinesiology-Exercise/Fitness


Alex H. Miller, BS, Industrial Safety

Blanca Padilla, BBA, Business Administration-General Business

Patrick Riley Peck, BS, Biology

Antonio Rodriguez, BS, Industrial Safety

Beau Streck, BBA, Management

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  • UCO looks forward to 125th anniversary

    With transformative learning still at the forefront of the students’ education at the University of Central Oklahoma, the university president, faculty and staff work to ensure that students succeed.
    According to information released by the university in its Report to the Community 2014, the university is providing its students with more than facts and figures. The students are also experiencing transformative learning, knowing they are in the right place and their investment in their education is a smart one.

    August 1, 2014

  • State Education Department looking to develop new academic standards

    The Oklahoma State Department of Education is encouraging Oklahoma educators, parents and others interested in public education to consider taking part in the development of new academic standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Coordinated by OSDE, the standards-creation process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible.

    August 1, 2014

  • Great Expectations names 4 Edmond public schools ‘Model Schools’

    Great Expectations, a non-profit foundation that provides intensive professional development to teachers and administrators, announces four Edmond Public Schools have earned the organization’s highest distinction: Model School. Based on Great Expectations theory implementation, there are three categories of recognition, including Transitional School, Progressive School and Model School.

    July 31, 2014

  • UCO, local Y create community garden

    A new community garden is providing a transformative learning opportunity for students and helping stock UCO’s Central Pantry.
    The University of Central Oklahoma’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center and the Edmond Rankin YMCA are sponsoring the garden, providing a transformative learning opportunity for students, and organic fruits, vegetables and herbs for the food bank.

    July 31, 2014

  • UCO forensic volunteer wants to aid more agencies

    A four-person group of forensic investigators who volunteer their time to help smaller Oklahoma police departments isn’t enough to meet demand, a member said.
    Kama King, who recently completed her graduate research and will be a member of the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute, said outside of full-time jobs, members of the group volunteer to assist these agencies.
    As her career progresses, King hopes to help establish a permanently funded organization available to any agency in the state to assist in remains recovery as well as related training.

    July 29, 2014

  • UCO announces Spring 2014 Honor Roll students

    The University of Central Oklahoma recently announced the students named to the university honor rolls, a distinction given to those who achieve the highest academic standards.
    For the spring 2014 semester, 1,073 students made the President’s Honor Roll, an honor achieved by those who recorded a “straight-A” or 4.0 GPA.

    July 28, 2014

  • 11.6.12 Mother and Cub (2).jpg UCO forensic researcher answers key question

    After working a few human recovery cases on a volunteer basis with a variety of police departments, a question kept bugging Kama King.
    “You spend the whole day,” the UCO W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute student said, “sometimes days, searching for someone and only find a skull or a few bones and it just ate at me. Are we not finding this or is it not there to be found?”

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • pm_Ramona Paul.jpg Keith, 5 others to receive service awards

    The 2014 Door-Opener Awards Gala dinner and silent auction Sept. 4, benefitting ASTEC Charter Schools, will recognize five outstanding Oklahomans and one Kansan for lifetime contributions made toward helping others in society maximize potential and achieve dreams.
    Those selected to receive a Door-Opener Award at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel event include Dr. Harvey Dean, Pittsburg, Kan.; Toby Keith and Tricia Covel, Norman; Former Gov. George P. Nigh, Edmond; the late Dr. Ramona Paul, Edmond; and Natalie Shirley, Oklahoma City.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Edmond Youth Chorus auditions begin Monday

    The Fine Arts Institute of Edmond is seeking talented youth to try out for the upcoming season of the Edmond Youth Chorus.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rainbow Fleet introduces statewide child care line

    Oklahoma parents can now access a statewide program designed to provide resources and referrals for services across Oklahoma.

    July 25, 2014