Lawton, OK, United States

Cameron University

www.cameron.edu
Lawton, OK, United States

Cameron University is a four-year, state-funded university located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers more than 50 degrees through two-year, four-year, and graduate programs. The degree programs emphasize the liberal arts, science and technology, and graduate and professional studies. Cameron is the only Oklahoma university which offers associate, bachelor's, and master’s degrees at one site. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Oklahoma’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 26 four-year schools that made the list, Oklahoma City University, University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Christian University ranked as the top five. Of the 14 two-year schools that were also included, Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Northern Oklahoma College, Rose State College and Murray State College were the top five. A list of all schools is included below. “A strong economy begins with a strong workforce, and these Oklahoma schools have shown that they offer a high-caliber education that sets graduates up for success in the job market after graduation,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. To be included on Oklahoma’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional metrics that includes the number of career and academic resources available, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, financial aid, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Oklahoma” list, visit: Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bacone College Cameron University East Central University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University St. Gregory’s University University of Central Oklahoma University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma University of Tulsa Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Carl Albert State College College of the Muscogee Nation Comanche Nation College Connors State College Eastern Oklahoma State College Murray State College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northern Oklahoma College Oklahoma City Community College Redlands Community College Rose State College Seminole State College Tulsa Community College Western Oklahoma State College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has selected Oklahoma’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-supplied data, 23 four-year schools are honored, with University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa and University of Central Oklahoma taking the top five. 12 two-year colleges are also recognized, with Tulsa Community College, Northern Oklahoma College, Murray State College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Rose State College coming in as the top five. “Students in Oklahoma have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being the best of the best when it comes to online education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “In addition to providing exceptional learning opportunities, these schools also provide outstanding academic resources for online students.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on data points such as financial aid availability, student resources, counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Cameron University East Central University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Central Oklahoma University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of Tulsa The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Carl Albert State College Connors State College Eastern Oklahoma State College Murray State College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northern Oklahoma College Oklahoma City Community College Redlands Community College Rose State College Seminole State College Tulsa Community College Western Oklahoma State College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kasasa®, an award-winning financial technology and marketing technology provider, announced that long-time Information Security veteran, Guy Daubenspeck, has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, Daubenspeck will be responsible for maintaining and growing the company’s information security department. Daubenspeck has 35 years of information security and technology experience building compliance and security programs that mitigate risk for a variety of organizations, from military to financial institutions. Previously, he was Director of Information Security at CLEAResult, the largest energy efficiency consulting firm in North America. Before that, he was Vice President of Security Oversight Services for Solis Security, where he created security programs and other consulting services for high-profile clients in the financial sector. While at Solis, he was the project manager for de novo banks’ new infrastructure deployment. Through his time in these previous roles, Daubenspeck has become an authority and industry leader with expertise in information security, disaster recovery, risk assessment and cloud computing. Daubenspeck joins Kasasa as the company advances its investments in information security talent and proficiency for the future. “I have long been a champion of community financial institutions and am very excited to have an opportunity to work in that space again,” said Daubenspeck. “In the past, I was afforded a chance to provide security expertise to a number of financial institutions. Now, to have an opportunity to assist those institutions while working with a company that is committed to providing outstanding solutions is humbling. It has always been a priority at Kasasa to ensure that both clients’ and their customers’ information remain private and secure. I have been impressed by that commitment and I’m excited to take it to the next level – world-class security for world-class solutions.” Daubenspeck graduated from the Texas Institute with a degree in Computer Programming. He continued his education in Computer Science at Cameron University. He is also a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) verified by ISC2. “Kasasa is dedicated to ensuring the security of our products and our customers’ data, and having Guy Daubenspeck join our team is a testament to that commitment,” said Marty Sunde, President, Kasasa. “Guy brings a wealth of experience in information security and has worked with many financial institutions, including managing to support regulations such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, as well as regulations mandated by the FFIEC, FDIC, OCC and OTS. At Kasasa, we value strong leadership, compassion for our clients and teamwork. Our executives possess these qualities, empowering us to obtain real results for our clients, driving profit and growth. We’re confident Guy will help support these initiatives and be a valuable asset to us as we continue to grow.” Based in Austin, Texas with 350 employees, Kasasa is a financial technology and marketing technology company committed to driving results for community financial institutions by attracting, engaging, and retaining consumers. Kasasa does this through branded retail products, world class marketing, and expert consulting. For more information, please visit www.kasasa.com, or visit them on Twitter @Kasasa, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


News Article | November 29, 2016
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Enjoy Duncan during the month of December with live theatre, a Christmas parade, Victorian tea, and much more scheduled to bring the enjoyment of the holiday season to all. Make plans to attend Duncan Little Theatre's performance of "Dashing Through the Snow" during a number of performances in early December. Shows are scheduled for Dec 2-3 and 9-10, with each performance beginning at 7:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the Simmons Center at 580-252-2900 or at the box office the evening of each show beginning at 6:30 PM. The Christmas season in Duncan wouldn't be complete without the lighting of the 905 Rock Island locomotive. To be held in Fuqua Park, join the 905 Rock Island Museum, Edward Jones Investments, and the Stephens County Historical Museum for an evening of hot chocolate, cookies, and music for all. Duncan's Christmas Tree will be lit at 6:30 PM followed by carolers from 6:30 until 7:00 PM at which time the Lighting of the 905 will take place. Santa will see children from 7:00 PM until the last child leaves, so bring the whole family out for a festive time. Save the date for the annual Duncan Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec 3, at 3:00 PM. As always, the Christmas Parade is free to enter and donations are accepted at the registration booth at 12th and Main. Registration is not required but only those participants pre-registered are eligible to receive an award. Winners will be awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the following categories: Best Theme, Judges Choice, Most Unique, and Antique Car. Bring the whole family, young and old, out to the parade for the always interesting floats, the local marching band, and maybe just maybe, a Santa Claus sighting. You'll also find Cameron University's annual Victorian Tea at the Simmons Center on Dec 4. The event, scheduled from 2:00-4:00 PM, will include a traditional "high tea" with scones, crumpets, and more. The tea will also include a presentation featuring the Victorian era. Tickets available at Cameron University or by calling 580-581-2491. Don't forget to swing by the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center if you're in town to visit the art exhibit, Horsin' Around: Out of the Vault, a special in-house curated collection of artwork featuring the horse. Artists have always held a fascination with horses and these sketches, paintings and prints have been hidden away in the vault of the Garis Gallery of the American West for many years. This is the 11th year for the Garis Gallery, and many of these were only on display for a short period of time in the first year or two. Come see this exhibit, learn about the artists and the role of the horse in American West history. Afterward, make sure to visit the interactive area and climb in the saddle to try roping a longhorn steer! Wrap yourself in the holiday spirit and enjoy Duncan, the Heart of the Chisholm Trail. Check http://www.duncancalendar.com for more details or contact The Duncan Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-580-252-2900.


News Article | November 12, 2016
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The Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2016-2017 school year have been named by leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Of 32 schools noted for overall affordability and online program quality, Oral Roberts University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University earned the highest marks for four-year schools while Tulsa Community College, Western Oklahoma State College, Rose State College, Northern Oklahoma College and Carl Albert State College earned the highest marks for two-year schools. "Projections show that by 2020, 67 percent of job vacancies in Oklahoma will require a college degree or some form of post-secondary education or training,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "We’re aiming the spotlight on schools in the state who are putting emphasis on giving students more flexible learning options. These Oklahoma colleges are being commended for providing the highest quality, most affordable online education programs in the state.” There are several minimum requirements schools in Oklahoma must meet to be considered for the Best Online Colleges list. Only colleges and universities that hold accreditation and are registered as public or private not-for-profit entities are eligible. To help measure cost and affordability, each must also offer in-state tuition at or below set maximums of $5,000 annually for two-year schools and $25,000 annually for four-year schools to qualify. All eligible schools are then scored based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, including variety of online programs, financial aid offerings and more. To learn more about the methodology and data used to determine AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma and to find where each qualifying school ranks, visit the link below: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Two-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: A complete list of Oklahoma’s Best Four-Year Online Colleges for 2016-2017: Cameron University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Midha V.,University of Texas–Pan American | Nandedkar A.,Cameron University
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2012

Research on the application of avatars in the virtual teams is growing. In this study, we examined the effect of perceived similarity of an avatar user with his/her avatar on the perceptions of his/her identifiability within a virtual team. The study utilized a sample of 124 users actively involved in Second Life, a virtual world platform. Results of structural equation modeling utilizing the partial least squares method corroborate the hypothesis. An important contribution of this research is to inform practitioners about the critical role that users' similarity with the avatar plays in enhancing their identifiability. We draw conclusions based on the result and identify some important avenues for future research. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Nandedkar A.,Cameron University | Midha V.,University of Texas–Pan American
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2012

Piracy continues to be a threat to the global economy. Previous literature on factors influencing individual's attitude towards piracy indicates that as perceived risk increases, individuals attitude of acceptance of piracy should decrease. In spite of the increased risks, some people pirate, there has been no explanation for this apparent paradox. We attempt to explain this paradox by using the concept of optimism bias. Results of structural equation modeling using a sample of 219 college students provide evidence that individuals having an optimism bias engage in piracy because they consider themselves to be at lower risk than average compared to a group. Implications for practice and future research avenues are discussed. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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