Regents Chair John Nelson, far right, presents USAO’s Jessica Jackson with the Staff Employee of the Year Award. Jackson coordinates sports information and works in media relations since 2009 at USAO. Also pictured are USAO President John Feaver, far left, and Monica Park, residence life and hall director for the Lawson Court housing facility. Park was last year’s Employee of the Year.
USAO Regents Chair John Nelson presented the Staff Employee of the Year Award to Jessica Jackson, who manages the sports news bureau at USAO, during the September regent’s meeting held on Tuesday.
CHICKASHA – The Drover women’s soccer team still has high hopes for the season, despite a less than stellar start to the season.
“It was kind of rough. We didn’t really get the results we wanted. It wasn’t really that we were playing bad, but we just didn’t find a way to win yet,” said Megan Wilkerson, a sophomore defender. “I think we’ve finally started to click as a team.”
The Drovers got their first win on Saturday with a 4-1 rout of Lyon College and then followed that with a 3-0 shut out of Texas Wesleyan on Tuesday.
Named for a second year to the prestigious “National Liberal Arts Colleges” category in U.S.News & World Report, the University of Science and Arts fields much tougher competition, according to USAO officials. This puts USAO in the company of hundreds of nationally respected private liberal arts colleges on the exclusive rankings. The university remains in the top 25 national liberal arts colleges “Least Debt” list.
For the second year in a row, the University of Science and Arts is the only institution in Oklahoma – public or private – to be ranked on the exclusive “National Liberal Arts Colleges” list in U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges Guide.