Alumni Profile – Lisa Smith-Jack

Lisa Smith-Jack always dreamed of earning a degree from OU. She never imagined she would be 50 years old when it happened, or how much it would change her life once she did.

Remembering Former Student, Hero Killed in California Mass Shooting

Sgt. Ron Helus, a graduate of OU Extended Campus, died trying to save others during a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

She Never Went to Space, but OU Flight Instructor Had the Right Stuff

Gene Nora Jessen was an OU flight instructor in the 1960s. She joined a program testing women to become astronauts, but she never made it to space.

Warren Davenport's Passion for Learning Continues Long After Degree

Warren Davenport still strives to make learning a part of his daily ritual nearly four decades after earning a master's degree in liberal studies. 

Stanley Beesley Turns Master's Thesis Into Successful Writing Career

Alum Stanley Beesley's latest book was nominated for Oklahoma Book of the Year and made The Oklahoman’s best-seller list.

CLS Grad Accepts Position in Quality of Life Service

Sarah Pagliasotti recently accepted a position as the Human Resources Manager for the Sodexo Education Division with Norman Public Schools.

MLS Alum Stages Play for Alzheimer's Benefit

MLS graduate Mary Crescenzo, an award-winning playwright, writer, poet and blogger, had one of her plays staged in June as part of an Alzheimer's benefit.

Museum Studies Graduate Publishes New Book

A Museum Studies graduate recently published a collection of objects and stories about the Yakima Valley Museum in Washington.

CLS Graduate Receives Derry City of Culture Award

CLS graduate and former Oklahoman native, Mary Kennedy was one of 45 recipients of a prestigious Derry City of Culture Individual Artist Award recently.

A Look at Two Pioneering CLS Grads

CLS has impacted the lives of thousands of students. Two CLS grads, Leland Gourley and Lindsey Roberts, were the first of their kind.