Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University was the host for the signing of a new agreement for an educational venture including Cameron, Western Oklahoma State College, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Southwestern Medical Center, Duncan Regional Hospital plus Memorial Hospital and Physicians Group of Frederick in July. The cost for the program, to be funded by the medical partnership, to allow students to study nursing through the educational partnership between CU and WOSC is expected to be more tha $400,000 this first fiscal year, and $300,000 the second year.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Three men from Southwest Oklahoma have been named to serve on a commssion to explore ways to protect state military installations during the next base realignment and closure round set for 2005. Governor Brad Henry appointed defense contractor George Moses, retired Army colonel from Lawton-Ft. Sill, and Dr. Joe Lynn Leverett, Altus civic leader.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Governor Brad Henry and Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Bob Ricks say more than $25 million dollars in funds will go to local communities for homeland security efforts. The awards are being made through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Office of Domestic Preparedness. The majority of the funds will go toward implementation of the First Responder Equipment Program in eight regions across Oklahoma.
Lawton, Ok. – If you are in the area of the Cameron University campus at 2800 West Gore, you already know about the carillon system that plays tunes following the chimes at the top of the hour. The system was a gift to the university from 1935 C.U. graduate Ina Mae Stapp in 2001 who presented it in memory of her husband O.M. "Bud" Stapp.