Oklahoma Wesleyan University has always been blessed with passionate, dedicated faculty. At the close of another academic year, we honor the service of three incredible professors.
Ministry profs are committed to continuing a strong tradition within The Wesleyan Church.
In March, Beth Von Buchwald was named The Lighthouse Outreach Center’s Volunteer of the Year. It’s the latest mark of a faithful life at OKWU and beyond.
Professor Melissa Morris has always been dedicated to nursing education. Now, she’s ready to launch into her new role and pass on her knowledge to the next generation of medical professionals.
“I think we need more empathy in this world, and history does that for us.”
Professors in OKWU’s School of Ministry and Christian Thought don’t just stay in the classroom – they’re writing on the forefront of a number of topics, from the issues facing American evangelicalism to a theological study of Marvel’s famous web-slinger.
Five years ago, Professor Becky Le Thompson co-founded The Cottage for Life, a pro-life ministry for mothers in need. They’ve served over 600 women since then, and they’re not stopping now.
“I always hope that a student walks away from one of my classes realizing ways that they can fulfill the two greatest commandments: to love God and to love others. Through communication and Emotional Intelligence, I try to give them tools to accomplish that.”
After years in the medical field, Ackrion Mangimela has taken a unique path to OKWU’s campus. Through it all, he’s been prepared to impact the lives of students.
“Music is a gift that we can not only enjoy, but can pass on to others via memorable performances and the teaching of others.”
“I’m an advocate for OKWU students. I look for ways to help them earn success.”
“We want our students not only to know the truth about our subject matter, but we hope to equip them with the tools necessary to pursue the truth and spot lies long after the semester concludes.”