Owego, New York, resident Michael A. Ebbers received a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science: personal training / strength and conditioning during Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) 2014 Winter Commencement held Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma on the OBU campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Dr. Hance Dilbeck, pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered the commencement address.
In addition to the commencement address, the program included greetings by officials from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and induction of the graduates into the OBU Alumni Association. OBU President David W. Whitlock presented a charge to the graduates.
To watch video of the Winter Commencement or for more information on Oklahoma Baptist University, visit www.okbu.edu.
With campuses in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 86 fields of study and three master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,979, with students from 42 states and 30 other countries.
OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 23 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 21 consecutive years. OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma University listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.
Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for 10 consecutive years.