The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at St. Gregory’s University prepares future educators to mold young minds in classrooms across Oklahoma and beyond. But what separates the St. Gregory’s approach from other four-year education programs? Dr. Jessica L. Stubblefield, Program Chair and Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at St. Gregory’s, shares what differentiates this university’s approach in preparing students to become educators of the next generation.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 21 students and four staff members from St. Gregory’s University started their 20 hour journey from Shawnee, Okla. to Washington D.C. to participate in the 2016 March for Life on Friday, Jan. 22.
"I'm really excited to go on the March for Life again," said sophomore Sarah Mohr. "I think it's a wonderful event that both educates the participants and brings the world's attention to this important pro-life issue."
St. Gregory’s University has signed on as an official partner of the Partners In Education (PIE) program. PIE began as the Adopt-A-School program in 1983. It launched as an effort to bring the business and education communities together to help meet the educational needs of students within the Tulsa Public Schools district.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded St. Gregory’s University accreditation of its business programs.
"A degree from an accredited school is more valuable to students and employers. The ACBSP accreditation schools focus on student learning and success,” said Dr. Angela James, chair of St. Gregory’s Business Department. “Being ACBSP accredited is a signal to students and employers that the program meets standards of rigor and excellence required to compete in the global market place."
St. Gregory’s University will host three Graduation Fairs for 2016 graduates from its Shawnee and Tulsa campuses. The Graduation Fairs will be held on Thursday, January 14 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room for College of Arts and Science students, Tuesday, January 19 from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the Tulsa campus and Thursday, January 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Benedictine Hall for Shawnee College of Continuing students.
St. Gregory’s University is proud to announce that Dr. Joshua Young, Assistant Professor of Communication, has been elected as the secretary of the American Studies Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).
The Don and Jenetta Sumner Fieldhouse was transformed into the North Pole on Friday, December 11, as student athletes from St. Gregory’s University welcomed 35 children from Heronville Elementary to campus for an early Christmas celebration.
“This was so much more than I expected it to be,” said Tiffany Olvera, kindergarten teacher from Heronville. “A lot of our kids don’t have a lot, so getting to come to a university and see where they could attend later in life, it was so heartwarming. This was a great day for our students.”
On Monday, December 7, 21 students from St. Gregory’s University took part in the Third Annual Scholar’s Day, hosted by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Education.
Scholar’s Day was created to give students an opportunity to present their research projects to a wider academic community in poster format, which is required by local and regional conferences.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, the St. Gregory’s University School of Nursing held its first White Coat Ceremony, honoring the Class of 2017. Members of the campus community, family and friends were present as members of the nursing faculty cloaked students in the white coats they will wear throughout their nursing education.