August 2012

Student Outcomes

Pursuant to the 1965 directive, the 1993 articulation, and OSRHE’s goals expressed in the 2005 Mission Enhancement Plan, graduates of USAO are expected:

  • ·  To act creatively and passionately in both professional and personal endeavors.


The history of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) influences the current philosophy and purposes of the institution.

The first Oklahoma Legislature established the College in 1908 as the Industrial Institute and College for Girls. The first session at the College began in September, 1909, and the first degrees were conferred in 1915. The first building, which is now Troutt Hall, was completed in 1913.

Isaac and Mary Good Scholarship

Five scholarships have been established with the USAO Alumni Association to honor members of the Good family by Yoshie Good of Chickasha. The Goods were early residents of Chickasha where they have served as civic, art and church leaders for more than a century.

Barbara Faith Cunningham Forsythe Scholarship

The Barbara Faith Cunningham Forsythe Scholarship was established by her husband Homer to honor the 1961 OCW graduate. It is a tribute to her dedication and excellence as a teacher and for her inspiration to her students in their academic pursuits.


Te Ata Memorial Auditorium, Troutt Hall

08/23/2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Tutoring program sharpens student reading skills

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Dr. James Finck (right), assistant professor of American history, confers with Jordyn Yates (center), senior elementary education major from Waxahachie, Texas about his daughter, Savannah’s (left) progress during a summer reading program. The program concluded with a parent-tutor conference on July 26.

Parents, children and university tutors met together last week at the University of Science and Arts to discuss progress made during the course of an eight-week reading improvement program.

Patricia Cooper Percy Scholarship

The Patricia Cooper Percy Scholarship was established by Percy to be awarded on the basis of need with a preference given to a music major.

Percy graduated from OCW in 1949. She was inducted into the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame in 1996.

OCLA Scholarship

The OCLA Scholarship was established by 13-member committee that planned the 2010 OCLA Reunion for students majoring in one of the fine arts. The scholarship is to honor the great experiment that was the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts. In addition to the scholarship, several OCLA graduates also have worked to restore the lodge at the College Farm.

Merenda O’Bar -- Memorial Scholarship

Angelina Merenda O’Bar and her husband Jesse established this scholarship for students enrolled in USAO’s early childhood education program. Preference is given to students involved in USAO’s Student National Education Association (SNEA).

Angelina “Ann” O’Bar devoted her career to working with young children and their families as a child and parenting specialist.