<p>Members of the USAO Staff Association present Eileen Thomas, a representative of the Christmas in August committee, with a donation to help offset the cost of school supplies for area children. Pictured (from left to right) are Julie Stockstill, Linda Williams, Eileen Thomas and Paula Brashears.</p>
The Staff Association at the University of Science and Arts recently made a donation of $200 to Christmas in August, an annual event designed to deliver school supplies to area children.
In the early 1970s, Johnnie Pearl Coffey, a retired educator, had a vision to provide children in Chickasha with school supplies. Her vision became known as Christmas in August, an event in which the business community, civic leaders, educators and local churches unite to provide school supplies to children who attended Chickasha Public Schools.
<p>Alicia Working of Mustang (above) and Zachery Geary of Okeene (below) are the 2011-12 recipients of the William Neill Scholarship.</p>
Alicia Working of Mustang and Zachery Geary of Okeene have been awarded the William Neill Scholarship at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma this fall.
The scholarship covers the cost of room, board, books, tuition, and related fees for the recipient minus the amount applied to these costs through other University, state, and/or federal grant and scholarship sources. In short, it covers most things not covered by other aid.