Letter from the Editor

In this edition of TOWER, we celebrate all the things that make OKWU special. But more importantly, we tell the stories of individuals who exemplify unity in the body of Christ—from the classroom to the boardroom, to the living room, to the mission field, and beyond.

From the President’s Desk

At Oklahoma Wesleyan, we believe in the unifying Truth of Christ and Truth of Scripture. Over the past decade and a half, this university has waved the banner of Truth of natural law and common sense and we have done … Continued

President’s Award: Dr. Stephen Babby

Each year, Dr. Piper is granted the liberty by the Board of Trustees to select one person who exemplifies the OKWU mission as the recipient of the annual President’s Award. This year, said Dr. Piper, it was an easy choice, … Continued

Young Alumni of the Year: Adam & Rachel

The recipients of OKWU’s 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year awards are Rachel and Adam Nash (’08). This award is given to alums under the age of 40 who serve the Church, community, and Oklahoma Wesleyan University above and beyond … Continued

Outstanding Service: The Winns

It’s no exaggeration to say that James and Alicia (England) Winn’s time at Oklahoma Wesleyan was life-changing. Alicia hails from a long line of Wesleyans, with three generations of her family connected to OKWU, but coming from her small hometown … Continued

Outstanding Service: The Prescotts

OKWU is pleased to award one of the 2018 Outstanding Service awards to OKWU “Power Couple” Jamie (’97) and Barb (Wahl, ’96) Prescott. This award recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the Church, community, and the University. Samantha Peterson, Vice … Continued

Lessons I Learned from My Congregation

Reflections by OKWU’s Vice President of Student Development, Rev. Kyle White   The Summer of 1987 changed me. I surrendered my life to Christ, accepted the call to ministry, and shared all this publicly with my home church. A week … Continued

Adult & Graduate Studies Spotlight

Julie Hattabaugh Occupation: Full-time missionary, wife, and mother Pursuing: Bachelor of Science Ministry & Leadership As a missionary in a volatile and war-torn country in the Middle East, Julie, her husband, and their children have learned much about unity. With … Continued

One OKWU

Seven antecedents. Five generations. Two denominations. One OKWU.

Impacting Culture, Quietly

The quiet and profound support of one couple dedicated to higher education at OKWU has been changing lives for decades.

Roger Skelly | Eagles Sports Hall of Fame

As a member of the first intercollegiate basketball team at OKWU (1971-72), a former assistant basketball coach (1974-80), and former head baseball coach (1981-83) for the university, Roger has gone above and beyond for Eagles Athletics from his time as a student to the present.

Letter from the Editor

In this edition of the TOWER, we invite you back into our classrooms for a discussion on Collision Points—those intersections where faith and culture collide.  If you’re anything like me, it is easy to see these as points of contention, rather than opportunities to engage the world with Truth.  In reading these reflections by OKWU professors, our alumni, and JMI Scholar in Residence, Abdu Murray, I have … Continued

From the President’s Desk

At Oklahoma Wesleyan, it is our core purpose to equip students not only to be excellent in their respective fields, but to impact their disciplines of study with a grace-filled apologetic for the Primacy of Christ, The Priority of Scripture, … Continued

Outstanding Service: Orange Movement

Darrell Allison is the 2017 Outstanding Service, Orange Movement Alumnus for Oklahoma Wesleyan University. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the Church, community and the University. This year, OKWU extends the award to Allison in recognition of … Continued