NSU announces 2015 Centurions

he nominations have been received and reviewed, and 10 new individuals have been selected to be honored as 2015 Northeastern State University Centurions. They are: Dr. Thomas Lee (T.L.) Ballenger, NSU faculty (deceased); Don Cunningham, NSU faculty (deceased); Dr. John de Banzie, NSU faculty; Ron Evans, 1960 and 1964 alumnus; Dr. Mark and Bonnie Giese, NSU faculty members; Rhonda Clemons-Hill, 1986 and 1989 alumna; Debbie Lipscomb, community supporter; Suzanne Myers, 1984 & 1993 alumna and NSU employee; Kelly Ross, 1956 and 1962 alumnus; Randy and Patty Skinner, Patty, 1976 alumna.
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NSU names Leeds as third Sequoyah Fellow

Northeastern State University is pleased to announce that it has selected Stacy Leeds as NSU’s third Sequoyah Fellow.

A Muskogee native, Leeds was an all-state basketball player for Muskogee High School.  She began her journey in higher education at Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and participated as a student athlete playing tennis and basketball.  She then earned her M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee and law degrees from the University of Tulsa School of Law (J.D) and the University of Wisconsin School of Law (LL.M.).
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Richard Preston, best-selling author, investigative journalist to deliver Larry Adair Lectureship at NSU - Feb. 25

Some call it intuition; some call it a sixth sense. Whatever the case may be, Richard Preston has it and Northeastern State University wants in on his insight. With the recent Ebola scare and Preston’s eerie predictions more than 20 years ago, Richard Preston has been selected to deliver this year’s Larry Adair lectureship on Wednesday, February 25 at 11 a.m. at the Webb Auditorium in Tahlequah, Okla.

Preston is the author of the international best-seller “The Hot Zone,” a non-fiction look into the origins of Ebola and other threatening rain forest viruses. He is also the author of “The Cobra Event,” “The Demon in the Freezer,” “The Wild Trees” and most recently, he co-authored “Micro,” Michael Crichton’s latest technological thriller. He is also a regular contributor to “The New Yorker,” and has been honored with the Champion of Prevention Award from the Center of Disease Control.
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NSU reports record-breaking giving totals

Northeastern State University concluded 2014 with more than sufficient evidence that the university is moving in the right direction. New doors were opened for both the Occupational Therapy and Optometry programs. The Light the Way Emergency Fund, which has already been used to assist several students in need, was announced at the 125th anniversary of Seminary Hall.  Numerous endowed scholarships were established, and NSU was able to create several new lasting partnerships that will allow for further student successes.
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Professor brings NSU alumni into the classroom

For Dr. Ken Jones, assistant professor of Management in Northeastern State University’s College of Business and Technology, his pride in being a part of NSU is something he wants his students to understand and feel. Growing up in Tahlequah, Jones always felt that NSU was a place of honor and prestige. Because of this, Jones recently implemented a new program, coined “Trail Blazers,” a unique opportunity to bring students face-to-face with NSU alumni and to hear their stories.
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NSU's Crockett receives Jessie and Marilyn Gailey Faculty Fellowship

Dr. Dilene Crockett, Northeastern State University Associate Professor of Management, has been named the recipient of the fall 2014 Jesse & Marilyn Gailey Faculty Fellowship in the College of Business & Technology. This two-year Fellowship provides professional development funds to support focused research, professional travel, and professional development.

The Jesse & Marilyn Gailey Faculty Fellowship Program was established in the College of Business & Technology in 2009. Jesse Gailey graduated from NSU in 1964 with a major in Business Administration.
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