Jacquelyn Knapp has served as a faculty member at USAO since 1988. She participated in the Oklahoma Arts Institute for three years and the Chautauqua Institute in New York for one year.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Knapp organizes on campus art shows including the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest and Innovations High School Art Competition. She also co-coordinates an annual tour of New York City and plans and coordinates other art-centered trips including a trip in 2010 to Italy and trips to in-state museums and other art destinations.
Knapp has been a part of art shows throughout Oklahoma, Texas and New York. Her works Synthesis and Discovered Evolution are part of the permanent collection in Griffis Sculpture Park, Ashford Hollow, New York.
She has more than 20 commissioned works in Chickasha; Lindsay; Verden; Elgin, Illinois, and Crested Butte, Colorado.
Knapp received an award of excellence from the Oklahoma Art Guild National Juried Art Show in 2003, a regent’s scholarship for the Oklahoma Arts Institute in 2002 and 1996, a competitive academic scholarship from Texas A&M University four times, in addition to multiple awards for her artwork. She also is the vice president of the Western Division of the Oklahoma Art Education Association.
Pre-nursing students seeking to receive the bachelor of science degree as well as becoming registered nurses will be applying to enter two clinical years at a college of nursing after completing two years of designated academic courses on the USAO campus.
Students preparing for veterinary medicine enroll at USAO with the assistance of the pre-veterinary medical advisor. The advisor will not only help plan their schedules each trimester, but will guide them in the application for admission to a college of veterinary medicine.
In the psychology program at USAO, we employ a diverse range of methodologies in our pursuit of a better understanding of human thought and behavior. While practicality demands that a particular study should focus on particular variables, we realize that real behaviors result from a complex web of interacting influences.
USAO has a designated pre-medical advisor who receives information concerning the entrance requirements of medical colleges. The pre-med advisor will help those students whose interests lie in this area to plan their program for each trimester they are in college, regardless of what major they may choose. The pre-medical student should secure the approval of the pre-medical advisor each time the student enrolls.
USAO has a designated pre-dental advisor who receives information concerning the entrance requirements of the dental colleges and who will help students plan their program for each trimester they are in college, regardless of what major they may choose.
A major in natural science is designed to accommodate a student’s broader interest in the areas of science. This major is appropriate for students desiring to continue their education in a variety of science or medically-related fields. These fields include the health professions, teaching at various levels, agricultural pursuits, law, economics, government positions, industrial research and other opportunities.