The Vocation Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has honored Alfred Finch, Cameron University VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) counselor, as its national VSOC Employee of the Year. Finch began his career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017. When he came to Cameron as VSOC in 2018, the university became the first university in Oklahoma to host a VSOC on campus.
Cameron University is one of three higher education institutions in the state to enter into agreements with the University of Oklahoma to create transfer pathways that will help students earn bachelor’s degrees in select majors.
Cameron University staff members Amy Cintora and Cody Flood are the recipients of the 2021 Pickaxe Awards, which recognize full-time Cameron employees whose performance is above and beyond expectations. Cintora is an administrative assistant in the Athletics Department, and Flood is the university’s concurrent enrollment coordinator. Each received a $1,000 stipend and a commemorative award.
Full-time and reserve certified peace officers have the opportunity to earn three hours of mandatory continuing education credit at Cameron University’s upcoming CLEET workshop, “Disproportionate Minority Contact and Policing in Oklahoma.” Catalogued by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET catalog number 21-3954), the workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the McCasland Ballroom in the McMahon Centennial Complex on the Cameron University campus in Lawton.
Administrative offices at Cameron University will be closed for the holiday season beginning Monday, December 20, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022. Classes for the Spring 2022 semester will begin on Monday, January 10.
Renee Roach, assistant registrar at Cameron University, will become the university’s registrar in January upon the retirement of Linda Phillips. The appointment was approved by the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University, and Rogers State University Board of Regents on Thursday.
Cameron University has proposed room and board rates for the 2022-23 academic year in addition to reducing its online course fee. The rates were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State. The fee reduction recommendation will be forwarded to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for final approval. If approved, the changes will go into effect at the start of the Fall 2022 semester.
Giving Tuesday was a success for the Cameron University Foundation, which exceeded its $6,000 goal to benefit the Aggie Fund. The Aggie Fund is dedicated to ensuring all students have the opportunity to achieve a Cameron education. Helping students succeed through the Aggie Fund also means keeping facilities up to date, providing students with immersive, hands-on opportunities in their fields, and responding to the needs of non-traditional students to aid in occupational shortages affecting the nation.
Cameron University’s renovated library will be renamed the Eugene D. McMahon Library in recognition of the significant contribution by the McMahon Foundation for this project and for more than $20 million in support of an ever-growing number of Cameron University initiatives. The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University, and Rogers State University Board of Regents officially approved the recommendation from CU President John McArthur on Thursday.