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.

In Memoriam – Bedford Vestal

Former CLS dean Bedford M. Vestal died peacefully in Houston, TX, on April 25, 2016, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

In Memoriam - Sierra Stough

CLS lost a member of its student family when Sierra Stough, age 29, died in a car accident early this year.

In Memoriam - Captain Jesse Turner

We lost one of our own earlier this year when Jesse Turner, an administrative leadership student, died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 51.

In Memoriam - Brock Laureates John Goodlad and Elliot Eisner

Ed Harris, Administrator for the Brock International Prize in Education, fondly remembers Brock Laureates John Goodlad and Elliot Eisner.

In Memoriam - OLLI Member Erna MacDonnell

The Erna Jona MacDonnell Scholarship Fund has been established to provide OLLI at OU Memberships to age 50+ learners, so that they may enroll in OLLI at OU courses.

Remembering CLS Graduate J. Leland Gourley

J. Leland Gourley, one of the first graduates of the College of Liberal Studies after it was established, passed away Oct. 19, 2013, at the age of 94.

Remembering Professor Rufus Fears

J. Rufus Fears, professor of history and classics at the University of Oklahoma and a longtime friend of OU Outreach and the College of Liberal Studies, died October 6. He was 67 years old.

Former College of Liberal Studies Dean William H. Maehl Jr. Dies

Former college of Liberal Studies Dean William H. Maehl Jr. dies at the age of 81.