Everett Piper Receives Emeritus Distinction

March 24, 2020   The title of President Emeritus was bestowed on Dr. Everett Piper by the Board of Trustees of Oklahoma Wesleyan University on the evening of March 12, 2020. Marci Piper was also honored for her work as the Director of … Continued

Dunn Institute Aids Church Leaders in Business

March 13, 2020   Oklahoma Wesleyan University is serious in its commitment to equipping leaders in the church, and one major arm of that ministry is the annual Dunn Institute. The Dunn Institute, established at OKWU in 2011 and named … Continued

OKWU Announces Give Day 2020: One Day of Extraordinary Generosity

March 9, 2020   Oklahoma Wesleyan University is excited to announce its first annual Give Day on April 2, 2020. The initiative is a virtual event that invites alumni, family, and friends of the university to take part in supporting student success through donations to scholarship funds.   OKWU’s mission – to come … Continued

Fighting to Change the Culture of Nursing

February 28, 2020   Debra Klemme is on a mission to change her hospital’s nursing culture. She’s committed, she’s driven, she’s intense, and she credits OKWU with helping her get where she is today. Klemme works as the Assistant Chief … Continued

Painting the Campus Orange

February 19, 2020   Oklahoma Wesleyan has always taken seriously its responsibility to fight for the rights of vulnerable people across the planet. This week, that fight is taking center stage. Orange Week, an annual awareness campaign from OKWU’s Orange … Continued

Saved, on Fire, and Not Slowing Down

February 12, 2020   Tracy DeVolt has been saved by grace and called to ministry – and she’s not slowing down for anything. DeVolt, founder and organizing pastor of the Lighthouse Worship Center in Illinois, has been strongly shaped by … Continued

Honoring the Life of John Dunn

February 10, 2020   John Andrew Dunn, a pillar of The Wesleyan Church and a pivotal leader in the history of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, passed away on February 3, 2020, at 85 years of age. First and foremost, Dunn is … Continued

Sam Thomas is Influencing a New Community

January 29, 2020 Written by Emma Baldwin, Senior English Major   Sam Thomas made his mark at OKWU, and he’s continuing to make his mark in the next phase of his life. After years of studying, skateboarding, music-playing, coffee-making (coffee-drinking), … Continued

3 Questions with OKWU’s Longest Serving Profs

January 15, 2020 OKWU has been blessed with high-level faculty members who take a deep interest in the holistic development of students heads, hearts, hands, and habits. In an effort to highlight the tremendous work that they do, we’ve asked … Continued

OKWU Confers Degrees to December Graduates

December 14, 2019 Oklahoma Wesleyan University conferred degrees to more than 160 graduating students over the weekend. Commencement festivities were spread throughout two ceremonies. The OKWU School of Nursing held its departmental pinning and commencement ceremony Friday, December 14, at … Continued

Tamiko Turner: To Be Useful for the Kingdom

December 12, 2019 Tamiko Turner didn’t graduate from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, but it’s her time at the university that shaped the pastor and person that she currently is. Turner now serves as the Next Gen Pastor at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, … Continued

Kiley Green is Focused on Giving Back

December 4, 2019 According to Kiley Green, her journey at Oklahoma Wesleyan University could certainly be considered an unexpected blessing. Green, who majored in Biology and is currently attending dental school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, grew … Continued

Don Calhoun Leaves Behind a Legacy of Faithfulness

November 25, 2019 Dr. Donald D. Calhoun, longtime member of Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Board of Trustees, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019. He was 93 years old. All told, Calhoun served the OKWU community for 57 years, including 13 years … Continued