Crump, John 1984

For some college graduates, it takes time to work into their chosen professions. That does not include John Crump, a 1970 graduate in Communications from Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts. At the time of his selection as a Hall of Fame recipient, he was Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at USAO. He had been associated with the university since July 1973. He was formerly the Director of Public Relations with responsibility for internal and external communications, photographic services, student publications, typography, and sports information. In 1979, Crump was assigned the additional administrative responsibility for alumni relations and development. Following graduation from the university, Crump was employed by Sequoyah Industries as a staff writer. He conducted internal communications and employee incentive award programs for Sequoyah. He was promoted four months later to Advertising and Promotion Manager of the carpet manufacturing firm. In August, 1971, Crump moved to Rochester, N.Y., and became a manager of a retail photography store while his wife, Glenda, a 1967 OCLA Education major, completed work on a Master's degree. Following a year in Rochester, Crump returned to Oklahoma to take advanced study in public relations and communications at the University of Oklahoma. While a graduate student at OU, he was employed in the advertising department of the Norman Transcript and served as a graduate teaching assistant in the OU School of Journalism. Prior to study at OCLA, Crump completed two years of active duty with the United States Navy. His numerous works include serving as editor and publisher of Irvin Munn's "Chickasha, A Journey Back in Time."

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