April 2012

Ideas fair at USAO tackles local problems

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Dr. Erik Guzik (left) and Dr. Aleisha Karjala (right) talk with students from their Political and Economic Systems and Theories class about projects for the upcoming PEST Innovative Ideas Fair. The Fair is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday in the USAO Ballroom and is open to the public.

Social problems, large and small, plaguing Oklahomans will be the target of students participating in the PEST Fair of Innovative Ideas scheduled for 4 p.m. on April 17 in the Ballroom at the University of Science and Arts.

Pair of soccer players earn exclusive USAO award

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CHICKASHA – A pair of USAO soccer players earned USAO’s highest student athlete honor as they were named the 2012 recipients of the Bill and Pat Smith Scholar Athlete Award.

Niall Crick and Annie Zoch earned the honor because of strong performances in the classroom and on the field and their involvement in the university. The Bill and Pat Smith Scholar Athlete Award goes out to one male and one female USAO athlete each year.

SPENCER, Judy P. (Chitwood)


Judy Page Spencer, age 74, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of Mangum, passed away early Wednesday morning, November 30, 2011, in Louisville. Mrs. Spencer was born in Mangum, Oklahoma on December 19, 1936, to Dewitt and Rachel (Robertson) Chitwood. An only child, Judy graduated as the 1954, Class Valedictorian of Mangum High School. In 1957, she graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women and began her first job working for the Texas Fashions Magazine in Dallas, Texas. While working in Dallas, she met Perry H.

FREEMAN, Cora P. (Snow)


Cora Pauline Freeman was born on March 31, 1921 in Velma, Okla., to Felin S. Snow and Viola Reeves Snow. She passed from this life on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla., having reached the age of 91 years, and four days. She married Floyd H. Freeman on March 27, 1943 in El Reno, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2004. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, and worked as a bookkeeper for the United Community Action Program Headstart for twenty-seven years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pawnee.