Alumni Stories

We want to know what made your experience at ORU life changing. Add your stories about the moments, memories and miracles that are part of the truly unique ORU experience.

Friends

My best life time friends I spent my days with at ORU are still my best friends. We share life together and support each other.  Our strong foundation from ORU has followed us forever.  I'm thankful for the relationships and lifetime memories I gained at ORU. Wendy Whitlow (Pruet) 1992 ...
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Moving to a Higher Ground

I was not so sure how my future ministry will be impacted when I started off  for Doctor of Ministry program at ORU. Although, it took some time for me to complete the program the Lord was moving me to a higher ground to serve Him better locally and globally.  Since my graduation in ...
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Dr. Ronald Lee Cobb

I transferred from Sacramento State Graduate school of History to Oral Roberts Graduate School of Theology and studied here from 1968 to 1969. Those two years changed me dramatically. I had read the entire Bible through as a new Christian but the emphasis on miracles and healing was new to ...
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Met the love of a lifetime

Having been saved an spirit-filled a couple of years before coming to ORU, I transferred as a Junior. Though a Psychology major, I joined the University Chorale because I liked singing. Jan Herrman, a gorgeous freshman from the other end of Virginia was up front, helping to direct things. I was ...
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Jon Beran, MD

I am a family physician who graduated ORU in 1971, starting in 1967-8, the school's 3rd class.  What possessed me to go to ORU when my goal was medical school I don't know as ORU was as yet unaccredited.  I guess "Expect a Miracle" took root in me.  I knew ...
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What ORU Department Head Dr Paul McClendon said Set the Course of my Life

In 1969,  as a junior at ORU, I changed my major from mathematics to telecom. Dr. Paul McClendon (Chair of the Telecom Department) welcomed me and the other media pioneer students.  It was an exciting time for all of us. But little did he know that when he "prophesied" over ...
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Kenny Robinson – ORU Basketball

Great basketball was seen on the ORU campus in the 70's. The Titans began the 1973-74 season with great expectations. The Titans were a national recognized top 20 team who entered the March Madness as an at large (independent) .  As the March Madness play began it was the ORU ...
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ORU Perihelion

I had the amazing pleasure of being on the ORU Perihelion staff my junior year, and it was one of the best experiences during my time at ORU! We were so tight-knit, and under the direction of Chris Putman, I learned so much. I'm thankful for the opportunity to have ...
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Good old days of ORU

My graduation was the spring of 1971. Graduation ceremonies were held in the old HRC (Health Resources Center, site of the Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center now) and concluded with the groundbreaking of Christ Chapel. As I was walking back to the dorm with a friend, we met Oral Roberts himself ...
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