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Distinguished Alumni 2018
Class of 1974
Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education
After graduating from Cameron, Beauchamp obtained a Master of Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. This year, he came out of retirement to serve as interim vice president for enrollment management and student success at CU for a few months. Throughout the years, he has maintained close ties to Cameron as a CUAA lifetime member and a President’s Partner.
Beauchamp began his extensive career with Lawton Public Schools (LPS) in 1974 at MacArthur High School as a math teacher. In the nearly 40 years he spent at LPS, Beauchamp played many other roles in the school district, including counselor, assistant principal, business office supervisor, director of business operations and finally, superintendent. Under his leadership, LPS developed Learning Tree Academy and New Beginnings Academy for children, transitioned from junior high to middle school configuration, established a STEM educational program and a Chinese Language Program, secured funding to construct Freedom Elementary School and was named the Military Child Education Coalition's National District of the year.
For these accomplishments, Beauchamp became well-known, not only in the Lawton community, but in Oklahoma as well, for his commitment to education. The Oklahoma School Public Relations Association named him 2005 Administrator of the Year, and he received the Legends of Crossroads Award from Crossroads Youth and Family Services in 2010. He is active on both local and state levels, previously serving on the Governor’s Task Force for the Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy, the Armed Services YMCA board of trustees, the Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, the Governor’s Task Force on Creating Administrative Efficiencies and the OETA Foundation and as the president of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools.
Distinguished Alumni 2018
Class of 2000
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology
After graduating from Cameron in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Andrea Montgomery attended the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. In 2004, she joined her father Dr. Patrick Montgomery at the family dentistry practice, Montgomery Family Dentistry, in Lawton. At Cameron, Dr. Montgomery was a PLUS scholar, a cheerleader, crowned Homecoming Queen 1998 and a member of biology club, chemistry club and Alpha Phi sorority.
A dedicated CU supporter, Dr. Montgomery is a President’s Partner, a CUAA lifetime member and served on the CUAA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2010. In 2008, she was named an Acclaimed Aggie based on her many professional accomplishments. An active member of the Lawton-Ft. Sill community, Dr. Montgomery is an Arts for All Gala donor, a Starlight Children’s Fund sponsor, a Spirit of Survival race sponsor and half-marathon trainer, a volunteer dentist for Oklahoma Mission of Mercy, which provides free dental work to those can’t afford it, and a member of Run Lawton, Junior League of Lawton and Young Professionals of Lawton.
In Oklahoma, Dr. Montgomery is a leader in dental care. She has served as the president of the Comanche County Dental Society, the vice president of the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists, the secretary/treasurer of the South Central District Dental Society and a House of Delegates representative for the South Central District Dental Society. She is a member of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Dental Board, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA). In 2008, the ODA recognized Dr. Montgomery with the Young Dentist of the Year award.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army Retired Michael Phillips
Distinguished Alumni 2018
Class of 1982
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Dr. Michael Phillips is a Professor Emeritus from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York. He joined Harvard University as a Visiting Scholar in Bioengineering in 2016. A Lawton native, Dr. Phillips graduated from Cameron University, where he was commissioned into the Army through the ROTC program, in 1982 with a degree in mathematics. He also holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.
Dr. Phillips retired from the United States Army as a Brigadier General having concluded his 34-year career as a Professor of Applied Mathematics and 21st year as Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the USMA. In 2005, he was selected a Professor United States Military Academy and the first ROTC graduate to chair the Mathematics Department. He led the efforts of about 53 military faculty, 25 civilian faculty and seven staff members as they educated and inspired the cadets at West Point and engaged in scholarly research in the mathematical sciences.
Additionally, Dr. Phillips served two years as the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of the Institute for Innovation and Development. He provided strategic leadership, direction and support to 13 academic departments, 23 research centers and the Dean of the USMA.
As part of his operational experience in the army, Dr. Phillips commanded two companies and served in various leadership positions such as a Research and Development Coordinator for the Army Research Laboratory at West Point. He deployed and helped launch the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in Kabul, where he assisted in the development of their mathematics program.
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