Alumni News

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(Shawnee, Okla. – September 15, 2016) The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory’s University is excited to announce its 2016-2017 season with the first of seven theatre and dance performances and two choral concerts beginning in October.

September 15, 2016 - 4:16pm

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced that St. Gregory's University has been named a Five-Star Champions of Character Bronze Institution. The NAIA recognized 171 schools nationwide, and St. Gregory's was one of 80 to earn "Bronze" distinction.

Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to the NAIA's Champions of Character program and earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.

September 12, 2016 - 12:28pm

(Shawnee, Okla. – September 12, 2016) On Thursday, Sep. 8, the St. Gregory’s University School of Nursing held a ceremony honoring its recent BSN graduates and a White Coat Ceremony welcoming new students into the nursing program.

Mary Diane Steltankamp, St. Gregory’s alumna and priests’ nurse with the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, told the story of Moses and the burning bush, highlighting the importance of realizing that spirituality is a key resource for healing.

September 12, 2016 - 11:31am

Orientation leaders, Resident Assistants (RAs) and the St. Gregory’s University community have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of new students on campus. On Friday, August 19, students and families made their journeys to campus for move-in day.

Alyssa Woolums, an incoming freshman from Texas, is looking forward to getting involved in all that student life at St. Gregory’s has to offer.

August 19, 2016 - 4:19pm

St. Gregory’s University’s faculty, staff, coaches and their families participated in a campus-wide beautification day on Wednesday, July 20. They spent the day trimming trees, painting parking lot lines, washing windows, moving offices to new locations and several other projects around campus.

BancFirst, Buford White’s Ace Hardware, Joe Taron and Lowe’s helped by donating many of the materials needed for the improvements on campus.

July 20, 2016 - 2:51pm

St. Gregory’s University was once again honored for its strong Catholic identity and recommended in the 2016-2017 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a resource published by The Cardinal Newman Society. The list includes 29 Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs.

June 7, 2016 - 3:16pm

St. Gregory’s University announced today that its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program has been granted full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The accreditation is retroactive to October 15, 2015.

June 6, 2016 - 4:37pm

St. Gregory’s University is now enrolling for the Certificate in Catechetics summer program being held on June 10-11, June 17-18 and June 24-25. Students can earn their certificate in three weekend courses, or sequentially over a three year period.

This summer program is ideally suited for catechist, Catholic teachers, parents or anyone else interested in participating in the “new evangelization” and the revitalization of Western culture.

Upon completion of the requirements for the Certification in Catechetics, students will be able to:

May 19, 2016 - 8:44am

St. Gregory’s University announced today the appointment of Dr. Michael A. Scaperlanda as the University’s 16th president. Scaperlanda has served the University of Oklahoma in various academic and administrative capacities since leaving the practice of law in 1989. He also has worked closely with St. Gregory’s over the last seven years as a member of the Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the Board and most recently assisting President Emeritus D. Gregory Main in creating St. Gregory’s bold strategic plan – Vision For Our Next Century.

May 16, 2016 - 8:47am

St. Gregory’s University celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Saturday at the Don and Jenetta Sumner Fieldhouse on the St. Gregory’s campus in Shawnee, conferring 179 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees to students from both the Shawnee and Tulsa campus.

St. Gregory’s Acting President Fr. Charles Buckley, O.S.B. noted this year’s graduation is particularly special with the many “firsts” that occurred during the ceremony.

May 14, 2016 - 2:12pm