Students worked together with faculty member Dr. Nancy Osborn, professor of physical education, to qualify USAO to earn the "Tree Campus USA" designation.
Long advertised as “located on a heavily wooded national historic district,” USAO has now earned a national distinction -- “Tree Campus USA” -- from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, for nurturing its healthy trees.
The award, which recognizes tree care, was awarded to university representatives at the State Capitol. This is the first year USAO has participated in the program.
Nancy Wade Taylor, 88, of Houston, TX passed away on May 29, 2011 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her son, James Wade Taylor and wife Betty, daughter Adele Taylor Spalding and husband Andrew, all of Houston, and daughter Karen Taylor and husband Balint Szent-Miklosy of New York, New York. She is also survived by grandchildren: Amy Spalding Urquhart and husband Robert, Adam Freeman Spalding, Audrey Wade Spalding, Abigail Maitland Spalding, Paul Szent-Miklosy, and William Szent-Miklosy.
A warm, gentle Southern lady, Marilyn Harris, age 82, of Forrest City passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, in Forrest City. The daughter of William Shafter Causey and Mary Boren Causey. Mrs. Harris was born June 2, 1928, in Gould. Mrs. Harris graduated from Forrest City High School. She attended college at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. and the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Mrs. Harris married the love of her life, Aubrey Lee "Sonny" Harris Jr. March 26, 1949. She was a busy mother of four sons, Al, Johnny, Joe, and Ben.
Mrs. Linda Sue Lindsey Harrelson, 66, of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center. Born May 31, 1944, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, she was a daughter of the late Rann and Euzelia Jolley Lindsey.
Mrs. Harrelson was a graduate of OCW and received her masters degree from Oklahoma State University. She began her 45-year teaching career in Oklahoma teaching in Ringling, Empire and Sterling Schools. After relocating to Charlotte she taught at Devonshire Elementary.
A celebration of her life will be conducted in June.
Known for her lifelong devotion to teaching and preserving the Kiowa language, author and educator Alecia Keahbone Gonzales, a great friend and longtime employee of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, died on April 22.