Drover Proud

Allison Hurst, psychology alumna, smiles in the shade of a tree.

Allison Hurst

My college experience with USAO gave me a greater sense of purpose, which allowed me to be a more productive and confident person in my career and personal life.

Chris Jeffries / Math and Business

USAO is a college where no individual is limited to what he or she can do. If a person in a science major they can still sing in the choir and a business major can still star in a drama production.

Galela Kirkland

I transferred to USAO because of its great biology program and its home-like campus that is filled with friendly, helpful and unique faculty and students.   

Anthony Klipp / Natural Science

College is the time of your life where you discover who you are; USAO has been essential in helping me make that discovery.

Dave Kunitz / Physical Education and Natural Science

Both USAO and Chickasha were instrumental in my decision to continue my studies after my athletic eligibility expired. Chickasha will always hold a special place in my life, and I'm grateful to have...

Marcy LaFerr / American Indian Studies

USAO isn't a cookie cutter college. You learn to think differently and approach obstacles positively.

Angus Lamar

USAO was close to home and I felt more comfortable there than I did anywhere else.

Lonnie Iannazzo/ Communication / Alumni / Post Production Coordinator

USAO offered me something that some of the major universities in Oklahoma couldn’t offer, which was small class size, easy access to professors and a small but friendly campus community. I would...

Andrew Long

I chose USAO for its outstanding reputation, the scholarship opportunities and cultural diversity … The classes can be challenging and not everyone appreciates the value of IDS while taking classes...

Dr. Jennifer Long

Our core curriculum remains as innovative today as when it was created half a century ago. The team teaching model compels students to integrate knowledge from across academic fields while wrestling...

Albert Loveless/ Art / Alumni / Graphic Designer

I would not trade my experience at USAO for anything. If you are a potential student and trying to decide on whether or not to becoming a USAO Drover, my advice is to just jump in and give it a go.

Aaron Manuel / Physics and Mathematics

Anyone serious about their education can come here and succeed. The faculty are approachable and interested in the students. I feel welcome and know that I’m in the right place.

Elaynie Melton

USAO offers free tutoring, direct contact with the professors, friendly staff and the campus is environmentally friendly, too.

Kyle Moralez

The atmosphere surrounding the campus is incredible. It’s a place where you have great facilities, great curriculum, sports programs and where you can get a quality education and meet great people.

Ana Moreno / Business

Living on campus is amazing because you get more involved and build more relationships.

Heather Morphew / Early Childhood and Elementary Education / Alumni

The professors are extraordinary! Even after graduation, they are still supportive and always encouraging me in my career. They helped me succeed, not only in their classrooms, but also in my every...

Courtney Morton

The faculty of the Art Department at USAO was huge in the development of the person/artist I am today. They were incredible mentors and I still value the relationships that were created during my...

Dexter Nelson II / History

USAO helped prepare me for my job as a museum service associate by teaching me how to work with others.

Mary C. Newcome-Hatch

Everyone has been nice, and that says a lot about USAO! As an older student, a commuting student, and as a woman, I have been very comfortable walking around campus. I have felt no qualms for safety.

Bled Nguessan

At USAO, I was not a number. I was a student with a face and a name. USAO was home to me. And for an international student like me, that was a major win.