Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - OCCC business professors honored

OCCC business professors honored

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

by Deirdre Steiner

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) professors Charles Myrick and Brad Walker were recently honored by national organizations.

Economics/Statistics professor Charles Myrick was recently chosen as a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Faculty Scholar. As a PTK Faculty Scholar, he will complete research about resource management in south Mississippi, south Alabama and most of Florida to help save a rapidly disappearing species known as the gopher tortoise. In addition to the required research, he will travel to share and gather information from fellow PTK scholars. His term as a scholar ends in June 2015.

Myrick has been the faculty sponsor for Phi Theta Kappa – a national honor society for all majors at community colleges – for several years. In congratulating Myrick, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Felix Aquino, stated “This is truly an honor for him and reflects well on all of us at OCCC.”

Automotive professor Brad Walker has been selected to represent the South Central Region by the General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) association at the recent national convention. The General Motors ASEP committee will review and update the model to administer and deliver the General Motors-specific curricula. The results may change certificate programs to expedite placing qualified technicians in automotive shops. In recognizing Walker’s selection, Division of Business Dean Anne DeClouette said “Being selected to transform the national program is a testament to the revolutionary work being done right here at OCCC. I look forward to excellent developments from this committee.”

The Division of Business at OCCC offers AS and AAS degrees in Business - both online and on campus. Certificates of Mastery and an Automotive Program are also available. To learn more about the Division of Business, please visit www.occc.edu/business or call 405-682-7550.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at OCCC, please contact Professor Charles Myrick at 405-682-1611, extension 7492 or cmyrick@occc.edu.

More information about the Automotive Program at OCCC can be had by contacting Professor Brad Walker at 405-682-1611, extension 7128 or bwalker@occc.edu.