January 2013

Kyle Hunt

“It's a big adjustment moving here from Queens, New York, but I've met some great people and faculty members. What brought me here was a scholarship, but I've found a small campus and friendly environment, and that's cool.”

Kyle Hunt
sociology major

Kye Yocham

“I’m glad I transferred to USAO because the tuition is really affordable and the faculty are brilliant. The small classes really allow me to easily communicate with my instructors. I didn’t know how much I loved chemistry until my professors showed me.”

Kye Yocham
Chemistry Major

Kathryn Daniels

“Everyone from my professors to the ladies in the cafeteria always make me happy I chose to come to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.”

“I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and I went to Del City High School. I’m a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. I chose these majors because I absolutely love children; they are my passion. Helping them be successful in life would be an amazing job to have.

Dr. James Finck

"The best part of my job is working with students. USAO has set rigorous admissions standards, guaranteeing high quality students and small class sizes. This allows each student to receive personal attention. I enjoy the fact that I know my students and can work with them, one-on-one, to help them achieve their academic goals."

Dr. James Finck
Professor of History

Heather Heck

“I’m a creative person. The arts have always been appealing to me and when it came to choosing a college, I knew liberal arts was the way I wanted to go. USAO won my heart over. No boring curriculum, no being in debt, plus I’m close to home; my choice was obvious.”


Art major Heather Heck is on the honor roll and is part of the USAO Ambassadors, Gay Straight Alliance and Art Club.

Daniel Pool

“It’s commitment to excellence while still being a small campus is what make USAO so unique,” said Pool.

Daniel Pool is a 21-year-old senior psychology major from Lindsay, Oklahoma. He came to USAO because his brothers had attended here before and he was already comfortable on campus and with the faulty. Pool is a member of the Psychology Club, Psi Chi, the Zombie Survivalist Club and The Society for Creative Anachronisms. He has been on the honor roll and a part of the Psi Chi National Honor Society.

Bailey Grogg

"With such a small student-to-teacher ratio, students have the opportunity to build valuable relationships with professors, which enables us to really get the most out of a course. Professors I’ve never even had in class before know me and say hello when they see me on campus."

Bailey Grogg
Political Science major

Anthony Klipp

"College is the time of your life where you discover who you are; USAO has been essential in helping me make that discovery.”

Anthony Klipp
Natural Science Major

Aaron Manuel

“Anyone serious about education can come here and succeed. The faculty are approachable and interested in the students. I feel welcome and know that I’m in the right place.”

Aaron Manuel
double major in physics and mathematics

Linda Savinova

"People at USAO in my opinion are absolutely unique. I'm not talking about only students, but even faculty and staff working here are amazing. Being an international student I don't have a chance to see my family a lot, but USAO became my new family in the United States. Every person on campus is each other's friend. I think it's resulted from the small size of our college which brings an amazing friendly atmosphere to USAO."

Linda Savinova
Communication major from Russia