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