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Hester represents Choctaw Nation for 'code talker' honors

A professor at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma was part of a historic delegation that ended multiple generations of silence and brought recognition to the sacrifices and heroism of American Indians who served as code talkers in two world wars.

In November of this year, congressional leaders met with delegates from 34 American Indian nations at Emancipation Hall in Washington, D.C., to issue Congressional Gold Medals to each in honor of their contribution to American military history.

Dr. Lee Hester, professor of American Indian studies, was part of the Choctaw delegation.

Happy Holiday Greetings from USAO

Our USAO elves were busy this holiday season... so from our family to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! See our holiday greeting:

USAO graduates 72 in Fall Commencement

President John Feaver encouraged the 72 graduates at the Fall commencement for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma to appreciate their degrees as an achievement of effort and not to allow an increasingly consumerist culture to reduce its value to an object for purchase.

USAO tops national college ranking list for affordability, value

For the third year in a row, a national financial organization has rated the University of Science and Arts as the most affordable institution on its list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges in 2014.

USAO inducts 15 students into honor society

Fifteen students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored recently for their academic achievements and community and campus activities as they were initiated into Hypatia, USAO’s only campus-wide honor society.

The students were inducted during an awards luncheon attended by faculty, staff and family members Dec. 5.

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