Oklahoma City University, often referred to as OCU or OKCU, is a coeducational, urban, private university historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is located in the uptown district of Oklahoma City, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.The university offers undergraduate bachelor's degrees, graduate master's degrees and doctoral degrees, organized into eight colleges and schools and one Methodist seminary. Students can major in more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate degrees, including a JD, MBA and PhD in Nursing, and an Adult Studies Program for working adults to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. The university has approximately 4,000 students, including 1,600 graduate students. OCU has a large student life network including athletics, honor societies, clubs and student organizations, and fraternities and sororities. The official school and athletic colors are blue and white. Alumni have gone on to prominent careers in government and law, business, education, sports, arts, and entertainment. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
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 14, 2017
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome JoAnn Marsh Clark, RN, MS, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. JoAnn is a Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing. She is currently serving as a Nurse Educator teaching pharmacology full time within Brown Mackie College in Oklahoma City. JoAnn’s career in nursing began in 1984, when she graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing from Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma. An advocate for continuing education, JoAnn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1988 from Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, and her Master of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences College of Nursing. An inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, JoAnn maintains a professional membership with the American Nurses Association and the Oklahoma Nurses Association, allowing her to stay current with the latest advances in her field. She attributes her success to making a difference in her patient’s lives, as well as giving back to her profession by teaching and helping to train new nurses. When she is not working, JoAnn enjoys cross stitching, and playing the flute, piccolo pin whistle, and bodhran. Learn more about JoAnn Marsh Clark here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135059/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
News Article | April 17, 2017
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 | November 15, 2016
BROKEN ARROW, OK, November 15, 2016-- Eva Jo Sparks, CFE, CFS, CLA, Owner and Consultant for Oklahoma Expert Witness, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in forensic consulting.Worldwide Branding, the world's leading international personal branding organization, is proud to endorse the notable professional efforts and accomplishments of Eva Jo Sparks, CFE, CFS, CLA. A member in good standing, Ms. Sparks parlays 19 years' experience into her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership abilities, and the credentials she has provided in association with her Worldwide Branding membership.About Eva Jo Sparks, CFE, CFS, CLA:As the owner and consultant for the forensic consultancy, Oklahoma Expert Witness, LLC, Eva Jo Sparks is responsible for detecting embezzlement, reconstructing financial records and books of account, preparing cases for the court, creating trial exhibits and testifying in federal and state courts. She is also in charge of investigating white-collar crimes, including financial and Medicare fraud through forensic accounting and investigations.Ms. Sparks obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law from Oklahoma City University, where she graduated Cum Laude. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Fraud Specialist, Certified Legal Assistant, and Certified EEO Investigator. She is a member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chapter and Northeast Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In addition, Eva Jo Sparks is a member of the FBI's Infraguard Program. The outstanding work she has completed has resulted in plenty of recognition, including being named a Professional of the Year and Top Female Executive by Worldwide Branding.Worldwide Branding has added Eva Jo Sparks to their distinguished Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. While inclusion in Worldwide Branding is an honor, only small selections of members in each discipline are endorsed and promoted as leaders in their professional fields.About Worldwide BrandingFor more than 15 years, Worldwide Branding has been the leading, one-stop-shop, personal branding company, in the United States and abroad. From writing professional biographies and press releases, to creating and driving Internet traffic to personal websites, our team of branding experts tailor each product specifically for our clients' needs. From health care to finance to education and law, our constituents represent every major industry and occupation, at all career levels.For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidebranding.com
News Article | December 14, 2016
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2016) - H O Midstream LLC announced today the addition of Stephen McNair to its Executive Leadership Team as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Stephen served most recently as President of Pioneer Water Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), one of the largest independent producers in the Permian Basin. In his role at Pioneer, Stephen oversaw the largest midstream water operation in North America, responsible for Pioneer's water requirements including supply, transportation, storage, re-use, and disposal of up to 2 million barrels of water per day. "Stephen is an incredibly well respected leader in the industry today," said Jim Summers, Chief Executive Officer of H O. "With his background in both the traditional midstream space and more recently water midstream operations, Stephen is the perfect fit to help us grow our business in the Permian Basin and throughout North America." Over his 31-year career, Stephen has worked in both the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, having held numerous technical, commercial, and executive leadership positions at established majors and independents, including Conoco, Phillips, DCP Midstream, Teppco, Crosstex, and Pioneer. "I cannot think of a better time to apply the midstream business model and best practices to water management as the demand for efficient and low cost water services becomes critical to the upstream sector's development of their acreage positions," said Stephen McNair. "I am pleased to join the exceptionally talented H O Midstream team." Stephen earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. About H O Midstream H O Midstream is a private equity backed oil and gas midstream company focused exclusively on water. H O views water as a commodity rather than a waste and partner with producers, traditional midstream companies and oilfield service providers to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of water operations while lowering costs across the entire value chain. The company is currently focused on acquiring, building and operating water midstream assets, including gathering systems and transmission pipelines as well as treatment, storage and disposal facilities. More information can be found at www.h2omidstream.com.
News Article | November 1, 2016
MCALLEN, TX, November 01, 2016-- Melba Huber has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.For almost six decades, Ms. Huber has been the owner of Melba's Inc., a business with a school of dance with seven studios, as well as a retail dancewear store. She established the company in 1958 and since then, it has gained a reputation as a world-class dance studio. Prior to opening her own business, Ms. Huber taught dance and had her own school in Austin, TX and taught dance at Huston-Tillotson University for students and for the Black community when everything was segregated. "Everyone who wants to dance deserves a teacher, and it was my privilege to be the first to teach dance there," she said.Ms. Huber earned an Associate of Arts in 1946 from Lamar Community College. She was also a student at the University of Texas. Always involved in the field of dance education, Ms. Huber has been a member of numerous professional panels; a columnist and tap ambassador for the International Tap Association; a panelist at the St. Louis Tap Festival, New York Tradition in Tap Festival and the New York Tap Festival; and a workshop coordinator in the dance department of Oklahoma City University. Moreover, she maintains memberships with The Texas Association Teachers of Dancing and the South Texas chapter of the Dance Masters of America, through which she was named Member of the Year in 1989.For her work in the field of dance, Ms. Huber has received numerous accolades. She was the recipient of the Plaudit Award from the National Dance Association, the Flo-Bert Award, the Savion Glover Award, the Preservation of Our Heritage in American Dance Award, the Women of Distinction Award, the Texas Tap Legend Award and the 50 Years in Business Celebration Award, among many others. She was also named for Life Achievement in the Art of Dance and Gymnastics, and presented with the Texas flag by the Texas State Senate. Furthermore, Ms. Huber was selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women.Aside from her roles as a dance studio owner and educator, Ms. Huber is also a writer. She has been a columnist for "Tap Talk" in New York Magazine Dance Pages/Dance and the Arts. The column was later renamed "Tappin' In," and has been featured in Dancer Magazine since 1998. She was also a producer for a Broadway musical, titled "Jelly's Last Jam." As the first woman honored by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Women of Distinction in Arts and Entertainment awards, Ms. Huber will surely leave a legacy behind in the dance profession.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
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Golicic S.L.,Colorado State University
Journal of Operations Management | Year: 2010
Interorganizational relationships and their impact on firm performance have been studied at length in various business literatures, with many studies predicting that in dyadic exchange contexts strong relationships should lead to better performance for both parties involved. However, some studies reverse this causal ordering, arguing that the performance gains attributed to prior relational activity predict the strength of the dyadic relationship in future time periods. While supported, both of these perspectives on relationship strength/performance dynamics are incomplete, as the research studies are only cross-sectional snapshots of the phenomenon. We remedy this gap in the existing literature by examining the dynamic cyclical linkage between relationship strength and performance of a buyer-supplier relationship in a longitudinal setting, using a relationship strength-performance spiral model. Results of testing a multiyear sample of 323 buyer-supplier relationships in the construction industry indicate not only that relationships tend to spiral positively following relationship initiation, but also that positive relationship spirals will self-correct following multiple associations of alternating increases. These findings advance theory on buyer-supplier relationships, and provide insight for companies looking to improve supply chain outcomes through superior relationship management. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.