Press Releases

Cameron University staff members selected to receive Pickaxe Award

Cameron University staff members Lisa Armstrong and Kay Means are the recipients of the 2019 Pickaxe Awards, which recognize full-time Cameron employees whose performance is above and beyond expectations. Armstrong is the Accounting Clerk/Typesetter in the CU Print Shop, and Means serves as Assistant Director in the Office of Admissions. Each received a $1,000 stipend and a commemorative award.


Cameron University Foundation establishes endowments thanks to estate gifts from alumni

The Cameron University Foundation has established two new endowed faculty positions that will benefit students in perpetuity thanks to estate gifts from two alumni. The Robert Harmon Endowed Professorship in Mathematics and the Jeneanne Lawson Endowed Professorship in Communication were approved at the recent meeting of the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents. University officials will now seek matching funds from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for this endowment.


Cameron University receives $1.25 million gift from McMahon Foundation to update CU Library

The McMahon Foundation has presented Cameron University a $1.25 million gift that will be used to fund a substantial upgrade of the library on its Lawton campus. The renovation will include additional collaboration spaces for students and faculty, meeting rooms that will be open for public use, and construction of an atrium that will house a bistro. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.


Business workshops slated for Cameron University’s Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies

Cameron University’s Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) is partnering with the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OKSBDC) and Great Plains Technology Center (GPTC) for a series of GrowthWheel business workshops aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs. The series will kick off with The GrowthWheel – Business Concept on Tuesday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in Room 109 at CETES on the Cameron campus. To register, go to https://business.oksbdc.org/Events.aspx.


Coffee with Cameron and Western returns to White Buffalo Coffee Bar in Altus

Coffee with Cameron and Western, hosted by Cameron University and Western Oklahoma State College, returns to the Main Street location of White Buffalo Coffee Bar in Altus on Monday, March 30. The event is an opportunity for high school students, adults wishing to earn a degree, and veterans to learn about degree programs, resources, financial assistance and more at CU and Western.


Cameron University to present Sixth Annual Inclusion and Leadership Summit

How do you turn a disability into a strength? When you’re Vince Morvillo, a highly successful business consultant and entrepreneur and the first blind person to win the prestigious National Ensign Sailing championship, you substitute vision for sight. Morvillo will present the keynote address at Cameron University’s sixth annual Inclusion and Leadership Summit, a one-day conference that aims to provide education and awareness about the importance of inclusion and diversity. The event, which takes place on Friday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the McMahon Centennial Complex, is open to the public at no charge. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required and can be completed online at https://www.cameron.edu/diversitysummit.