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St. Gregory’s University is now enrolling for the Certificate in Catechetics summer program being held on June 9–10, June 16–17, and June 23–24. Students can earn their certificate in three weekend courses, or sequentially over a three year period.

This summer program is ideally suited for catechists, Catholic teachers, parents, or anyone else interested in participating in the New Evangelization and the revitalization of Western culture.

Upon completion of the requirements for the Certification in Catechetics, students will be able to:

May 12, 2017 - 4:14pm

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

By Peyton Bates, Student Marketing Assistant

On April 25, St. Gregory’s University freshman, Jasmine Luevano, was crowned as the 2017 Miss HASA at the annual Miss HASA pageant. The Hispanic American Student Association, known around campus as HASA, is a student organization at St. Gregory’s. They have hosted the Miss HASA pageant for the past six years.

April 27, 2017 - 3:21pm

St. Gregory’s University is pleased to announce that Ralph C. Wood, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University, will deliver the keynote address for its Spring Commencement Ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 6.

April 26, 2017 - 9:31am

By: Dr. Josh Young

(Shawnee, Okla. – April 26, 2017) Dr. Vickie Jean, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at St. Gregory’s University, was named the Oklahoma Psychological Society (OPS) 2017 Faculty Member of the Year. This award is given annually by OPS, is voted upon by student representatives, and is recognized by faculty at other institutions as a mark of distinction in the field.

April 25, 2017 - 12:12pm

St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, is recommended in the 2017-2018 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a publication of The Cardinal Newman Society that recommends 29 Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs for excellence in faithful Catholic education.

April 25, 2017 - 9:33am