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SHAWNEE – The Board of Directors of St. Gregory’s University made the difficult, but necessary, decision on Wednesday to suspend operations of the university at the end of this semester, following the denial of their loan application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Without this component in the financial plan, the ability to sustain the university at this point is not possible. The Board of Directors continues to work actively to resolve financial difficulties and to explore possible partnerships in order to move forward.

November 8, 2017 - 4:29pm

St. Gregory’s University will host its 2017 Homecoming on Sept. 30. The public is invited to join the students and staff for the celebration, which will take place on St. Gregory’s campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

September 29, 2017 - 2:04pm

St. Gregory’s University is excited to announce its inaugural Scholarship Gala at the Skirvin Hilton in downtown Oklahoma City on Saturday, August 26.

“This event is an opportunity for us to thank our incredible alumni and benefactors who have come together for an evening of philanthropy and celebration,” said President Michael A. Scaperlanda.

June 6, 2017 - 5:37pm

By Jessica Johnson, Student Marketing Assistant

St. Gregory’s Director of Financial Aid Lori Deardorff was awarded the Philo Brasher Emerging Leadership Award at the recent Oklahoma Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators spring conference.

Deardorff said she was shocked and honored to receive the award.

June 1, 2017 - 12:13pm

Jessica Johnson, Student Marketing Assistant 

On May 18, six St. Gregory’s University students traveled to the Dominican Republic to embark on a service learning experience with the Mariposa DR Foundation. Traveling with other colleges from Oklahoma, Minnesota and Alabama the students went to the Northern Coast to lend a helping hand at the Mariposa Center. Students from St. Gregory’s were Summer Guarnieri, Lucy Ramos, Jessica Johnson, Madison York, Yami Garduno, and Peyton Bates.

June 1, 2017 - 9:48am

St. Gregory’s University celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017 on Saturday, May 6 in the Don and Jenetta Sumner Fieldhouse on the St. Gregory’s campus in Shawnee, conferring 182 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees to students from both the Shawnee and Tulsa campus.

President Michael A. Scaperlanda was excited to congratulate the graduating class on their accomplishments.

May 9, 2017 - 2:45pm

On May 4, the St. Gregory’s University community gathered in the St. Gregory’s Abbey Church to honor its five senior nursing students in a pinning ceremony. The pin given to each student serves as a reminder to the nurses the overall purpose of their chosen career path – to care for the sick and vulnerable. The ceremony itself serves as a symbol of the important level of care and devotion nurses provide to their patients.

The pinning ceremony was a proud moment for the St. Gregory’s community.

May 5, 2017 - 4:47pm

Members of the St. Gregory’s University community filled Sarkeys Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 28 to honor the academic achievements of its students at the annual Academic Honors Convocation. Dr. Ron Diggs, Vice President of Finance and Administration led the ceremony, as chairs from each department recognized their top students.

May 1, 2017 - 4:32pm

By Peyton Bates, Student Marketing Assistant

On April 21, St. Gregory’s University students Mark Legako and Maureen Myrvold were inducted into the nursing honors society, Sigma Theta Tau International. They participated in the Beta Delta-at-Large Chapter induction ceremony.

April 27, 2017 - 4:03pm

By Peyton Bates, Student Marketing Student

Catalina Melo, an admissions counselor for St. Gregory’s University, was named April’s Employee of the Month by members of the St. Gregory’s community.

“I was in awe when my coworkers told me that I had won the employee of the month award,” said Melo. “It means a lot to me to receive this award because my fellow faculty/staff members were the ones to nominate me and this means much more coming from them.

April 27, 2017 - 3:46pm