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Three Things Alumni Can Do For OC This Month

Friday, October 15, 2010   (0 Comments)
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1. Refer New Students

Each year the OC admissions office sends out recruiters to churches and schools across the United States and beyond in search of the best and brightest high school students. While sixteen admissions counselors working fifty-two weeks a year cover several thousand miles recruiting hundreds of talented new students to OC, they can’t be everywhere and meet everyone. That’s why alumni involvement in new student recruiting is so important.

If you know high school students that OC’s admissions counselors should be talking to, fill out our prospective student referral form and let us know. After you’ve referred a prospective student, the admissions office will send them the information they need to learn more about what makes Oklahoma Christian such a special place to pursue their undergraduate education!

Deciding where to go to college is one of the most important decisions young people make, and we’d hate for them to make that decision without considering all that an OC education has to offer. Click here to refer new students to Oklahoma Christian University.

2. Give to the Annual Fund

While you may receive a call this month from a current OC student asking you to give money to OC’s annual fund, you might not know exactly what the annual fund is. Simply stated, money pledged to the annual fund is used to help fund scholarships for current OC students.

While the financial impact of the annual fund is meaningful because it helps reduce the price our students pay for an OC education, one of the biggest impacts of the annual fund is the way it affects OC’s alumni giving percentage. As you probably know, U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review annually tout Oklahoma Christian as one of the top universities in our region. In addition to the quality of OC’s academic programs and campus life, another factor in those rankings is the percentage of alumni that give to their alma mater.

The great thing about alumni giving percentage as an indicator of quality is that the size of the gift is not nearly as important as the message it sends to the world. By making a gift of any size to OC’s annual fund, you increase OC’s alumni giving percentage and tell the world that you support OC’s mission to transform lives for Christian faith, leadership and service. By helping increase OC’s alumni giving percentage, you help increase OC’s standings in our national rankings and add value to your degree. While you know that your OC education was first class, think how much more valuable your degree would be if OC was the top ranked university in its category!

3. Come to Homecoming

Oklahoma Christian’s homecoming celebration is a great time for alumni to reconnect with each other and the university. The Alumni Office has planned an exciting weekend of fun family-friendly activities for you and your family. Join us this year at the Alumni Banquet on Friday, November 5, at 6 p.m. as we honor Andy Benton, Amber Foster, and Howard Leftwich. For more information on all that’s been planned for homecoming weekend, click here.

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