An Eagle in the State Department

June 12, 2020   For Alyx Hoge, it all comes down to one thing: affecting real change for those without a voice. She grew up in the Dallas area, but it’s no surprise that Hoge ended up at OKWU. As … Continued

OKWU Student Thriving in the Newsroom

Due to the small-school atmosphere at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, students have the chance to gain experience in many different roles during their education, learning skills beyond their intended career field. For Alyssa Willetts, class of 2018, that extra experience was instrumental in getting her where she is today.

OKWU Alum Serving in the Heart of a Pandemic

“I think at first, I really struggled. You’re watching these people suffer on a horrific level. But the thing that gets you through that is seeking Jesus’ presence always. Seeing him present with our patients and with us, as a protector and a defender.”

#OKWUGiveDay Exceeds Expectations

The tagline for the event was “One Day of Extraordinary Generosity,” and that word describes the response perfectly: extraordinary! Over $179,000 was generously given, including single donations ranging from $10, to $35,000, to an $85,000 gift!

In Memory of Barbara Babby

On April 4th, 2020, Barbara Babby passed peacefully from this world into heaven. This marks the end of a 10-year battle with early onset Alzheimers. For 10 years, it has looked like she was on the losing end of that battle, but today she won. Barbara is now whole and celebrating with her Savior.

In Memory of Beulah May Hooker, 1938-2020

Beulah May Hooker, born on May 31, 1938, went to her eternal home on April 3, 2020. She was an influential member of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University community and will be dearly missed.

Dr. Keri Bostwick’s Desire to Follow God’s Direction

Dr. Keri Bostwick wears a lot of hats at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, working both as Dean of Assessment and Accreditation and as Dean of the School of Education and Exercise Science, all the while teaching master’s-level classes. And, after a lot of thought and hard work – and as a result of her reliance on God – Bostwick recently earned her doctorate.

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

The Dunn Institute, established at OKWU in 2011 and named after the late Reverend John Dunn, was designed to aid church leaders in maximizing their ministry’s effectiveness, specifically doing this by providing practical, theologically based training in the financial aspects of church leadership. The scope of the training includes budgeting, church finances, business plans, and capital improvement strategies.

OKWU Announces Give Day 2020: One Day of Extraordinary Generosity

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.  

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