In the fall of 1915, Mary Thompson, of Tishomingo, arrived in Chickasha to attend the Oklahoma College for Women, an institution that was, itself, less than ten years old.
On April 25, 2014, just eighteen months shy of the one hundred year anniversary of her arrival, Te Ata (Mary) Thompson Fisher was forever memorialized for her contributions to American Indian identity and Oklahoma culture as statesmen, educators and community members gathered to dedicate a statue of her likeness on that same campus, now known as the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Three USAO theatre arts students were honored for scholarship and contributions to the university theatre as they were inducted in April into the Alpha Psi Omega chapter at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Two students’ research that began as an independent study project at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma joined peers statewide at the capitol for a highlight of Oklahoma undergraduate research earlier this month.
More than 1,500 people attended Friday night’s commencement in two ceremonies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – the sixth time a two-ceremony schedule has been used to alleviate overcrowding in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Presiding over the ceremony was Dr. John Feaver, president of the university.
Exceptional first year students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma were honored April 15 as they were initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta – a national honor society for college freshmen.
The luncheon honored 21 students at the college.