May 2013

What Is Counseling?


There are many reasons that people enter counseling. Often people come in saying that they are overwhelmed and stressed due to various life circumstances. Sometimes they have had recent or past life traumas, such as abuse, loss, or illness. Many times they begin therapy following a crisis, something that has turned their world upside down, like the addiction of a loved one, adultery, or witnessing a violent incident.

About Us

What Services We Offer

Counseling focuses on helping students function and develop in the stimulating and stressful environment of college and can assist with a variety of concerns. Our services are confidential, FREE, and are available to currently enrolled students. Office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

What to Expect


Your first appointment will provide you with an opportunity to talk confidentially about your immediate concerns. The counselor will talk with you about some of the reasons you scheduled the appointment and will evaluate what services or resources will be most helpful for you. Some students find that talking with a counselor once is sufficient to resolve the immediate concern. If further services would be beneficial, these will be discussed and a recommendation will be made by the counselor.

Ross, five players named All-SAC

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CHICKASHA – The Sooner Athletic Conference recognized USAO five players as well as the Drovers’ head coach with major All-Conference baseball honors.

For the first time in his career, head coach Mike Ross was named SAC Coach of the Year, while five of his players earned All-SAC honors.

“With the quality of coaches in the league and the quality of teams, that I would be selected as Coach of the Year is a huge honor,” Ross said. “I wasn’t expecting it at all, and I was quite excited when I found out.”

Drover baseball receives first NAIA tournament nod

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CHICKASHA – The Drover baseball team will be playing in the 2013 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round for the first time in school history after qualifying for the tournament.

The Drovers will not have to travel far for the Opening Round. (23) USAO (40-17) will play (15) Sterling College (45-12) at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Jim Wade Stadium on Oklahoma City University’s campus.

Drovers split Friday in SAC Tournament

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Drovers finished out the Sooner Athletic Conference 2-1 with both a win and a loss on Friday at Oklahoma City University.

Because Thursday’s tournament games were moved to Friday, the Drovers (40-17) played two games, crushing Mid-America Christian 14-1 before ultimately falling to (1) Oklahoma City 4-2.

The Drovers had no trouble against eighth-seeded Mid-America Christian in the Friday afternoon game.

“Against Mid-America Christian, we came out and played really well,” Head Coach Mike Ross said. “We took care of business.”

Drovers downed in SAC Tournament

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Plagued with injuries, the Drovers season came to an end on Friday evening at the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament despite strong performances by several of the players.

The tournament, which took place at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, was  double-elimination style.

The Drovers fell 5-4 in the first game of the tournament in a game against No. 14 Saint Gregory’s, even after hitting back-to-back homers to tie the game in the seventh.

PARKER, Kathleen (Barry)


Kathleen Barry Parker was born in Tulsa on March 21, 1916 to Charles and Nellie (Ashby) Barry. She passed away peacefully on April 26, 2013.The Barry’s moved to Guthrie in 1919 when Kathleen was 3 years old. She graduated from Guthrie High School where she was an accomplished violinist and greatly enjoyed playing in a violin quartet. She continued her love of music and playing the violin while attending Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. Kathleen met Paul A. Parker at the First Christian Church in Guthrie. They were married in Pauls Valley on March 24, 1934.

PHILLIPS, Mary (Henry)


A time of visitation with the family of Mary Phillips will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Mary was born to W.B. and Sarah Henry on Jan. 3, 1927, near Konawa, Okla., and passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at The Commons in Enid. Mary was the youngest of 12 children. She grew up and graduated from Stratford High School in 1944, and then attended Oklahoma College for Women. Mary married Thomas O'Neal Phillips in 1946. They lived in Oklahoma City, Enid, Texas and Wyoming, returning to Enid in 1983, when T.O. retired from Champlin Petroleum.

ORGAN, Linda (Dale)


Linda Dale Organ, 65, of Chickasha OK, passed away on April 22, 2013. She was born in St. Louis, MO on June 10, 1947 and spent her life moving between Missouri, Ohio and Oklahoma. Linda completed a BA in English with a minor in Art at USAO in 2009. She was married to James Howard Organ of East Prairie, MO in 1968. Linda was a very loving, intelligent, caring, beautiful woman. She was a friend to all who knew her.