October 2011

Exemplary educator tapped for USAO Hall of Fame

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Annette Dake, Bridge Creek Elementary art teacher and gifted and talented coordinator, exemplifies the service-oriented, interdisciplinary mission of the University of Science and Arts. Dake will be one of three inductees into the Alumni Hall of fame during this year’s reunion Nov. 4-6. The annual alumni reunion is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni. Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.

Whether inspiring her students to reach out to U.S. veterans or influencing state policymakers to raise awareness about childhood obesity, Annette Dake has set a high standard for fellow and future educators.

On Nov. 5, Dake will be inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame.

Drovers overpower the Hillcats

CHICKASHA – The Drover men continue to prove they are a force to be reckoned with this season with another big conference win on Tuesday afternoon.

The Drover men played a solid 90 minutes of ball and earned a victory that propels the team to a still undefeated conference record.

Just four minutes into the game Kris Andrews scored USAO’s first goal off a double assist by Scott Parkinson and Niall Crick. Parkinson then turned around and scored the team’s next goal seven minutes later off another Crick assist.

Drovers fall to the Hillcats

CHICKASHA – In the final game of the Drovers’ home stand on Tuesday, USAO fell to conference foe Rogers State.

Against the Hillcats, USAO battled most of the game, outshooting its opponents 22-6. Unfortunately for the Drovers, they weren’t able to secure a goal.

Giles Symposium considers role of Islam in modern world

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the fourth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha. Earlier that afternoon, Hirsi Ali will join four speakers on a panel titled, “Islam and the Middle East in Perspective.” The panel is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Davis Hall Amphitheater is open to all. Admission for both events is free.

From the moment that Ayaan Hirsi Ali fled to the Netherlands to seek political asylum in 1992, she has been a lightning rod for controversy and a conduit for conversation about Islam in the modern world.

Hirsi Ali will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the fourth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

DORO, Rebecca J. (Wright)


Rebecca Jane (Becky) Doro, 51, of Chickasha, was born Sept. 11, 1960, in Anadarko, Oklahoma to David A. and Pearl (Zornes) Wright. She passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2011 in Oklahoma City. Becky was raised in Anadarko and attended Anadarko Public Schools graduating in 1978. She then attended U.S.A.O. and received degrees in music and education. Becky returned to college at Redlands in El Reno and became a registered nurse. She was then hired by the 1st National bank as a private duty nurse. Becky later went to work for D.H.S. in home health.

Two Drovers named SAC Player of the Week

CHICKASHA – After a combined 6-0 record last week from the Drover men’s and women’s teams, two Drovers were named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 17.

Calli Cooper
Midfielder Calli Cooper had two game-winning goals and scored three-quarters of USAO’s goal last week. She was named SAC Offensive Player of the Week for the women.

MAYER, Patsy (Howsley)


Patsy Mayer, age 94, died on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at her residence in Kermit, TX. Services will be 10:00 am, Monday, March 15, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Scott Seymour, and assisted by Rev. Beth Harrington. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Patsy was born on November 16, 1915 to Cora and Judge R.L. Howsley in Guymon, OK. After graduating from Oklahoma College for Women, she began teaching at Englewood, Kansas, where she met Darrel Mayer. They were married on March 26, 1941. In 1946, they moved to Kermit.

ZIMMERMAN, Jean O. (Johnson)


Our dear mother, Oma, and friend peacefully left the boundaries of this Earth on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in Sandpoint, Idaho. A gathering to celebrate Jean's life will be held on November 12th at 4:00pm at the Sandpoint Elks Lodge. Jean Olivine, the third child of Claude Vernon and Anna Laura (Prichard) Johnson, was born in Chelsea, Oklahoma on November 13, 1918. She received an award from the State of Oklahoma for 12 years of perfect attendance in school. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK and graduated in 1938 with a degree in Speech.

KELLY, Dorothy A. (Jobe)


Dorothy Ada Jobe Kelly, was born Dec. 7, 1918 and passed away Oct. 2, 2011. Dorothy graduated from Ninnekah High School and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, and also attended Oklahoma State University. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling.