5Vo2yYfK7GQvkNHLdEovow-OKChristian14Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 98 graduate degrees and four undergraduate degrees at its summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 14. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.
The undergraduate candidates come from OC’s School of Education and School of Nursing, including the first graduates from the university’s RN to BSN degree completion program.
The 98 master’s candidates will receive degrees in 15 different areas of study through OC’s Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Engineering and Computer Science, and Graduate School of Theology.
The 62 recipients of OC’s master of business administration degree pursued one of nine tracks: accounting, finance, general business, health services management, human resources, human resources management, leadership and organizational development, marketing, and project management.
The 27 recipients of OC’s master of science in engineering degree pursued one of four tracks: electrical and computer engineering, engineering management, general engineering, and mechanical engineering. The other graduate candidates will receive a master of accountancy degree or master of divinity degree.
Overall, the degree candidates come from a combined nine states and nine countries.
Burt Smith, an OC professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, will deliver the commencement address.
Smith is a respected marketing professional in the Oklahoma City metro. He owns EMI Research Solutions and has served clients such as Cox Communications, OG&E, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Subway, and the Oklahoma City Zoo.
His many honors include OC’s 2009 Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching award, the Journal Record’s Centennial Class of Achievers Under 40, and Business OKC’s 40 Under 40. He is one of less than 1,600 professionals worldwide to hold the Sales and Marketing Executive International’s Certified Marketing Executive designation. The lifetime achievement award for the Oklahoma City chapter of the American Marketing Association is named in his honor.
Smith has raised more than $1.3 million as an auctioneer for charities across Oklahoma and Texas. He regularly blogs at www.drBURT.com and authored the book, “The Great Game of Networking.”
Oklahoma Christian, recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity and theological studies.
The last 10 years have featured the 10 largest enrollments in OC history, including a record 502 graduate students and 2,479 total students in the most recent academic year.