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Graduate Studies

Susanne Crenshaw (MS #2) is a real estate associate at Churchill-Brown Realty in Oklahoma City. She began her real estate career in 2006.   (1/09)

Bivyan, born July 23, 2008 to Muru and Umma (Bimalarajah, MSM #71) Kannayan.  Umma is the Sodexo manager at Southern Nazarene University.  (9/08)

Mike Lemley (MS #6) has been named by Lighting Inc. as its lighting and energy specialist. In this position he will work on design-build projects with electrical contractors, owners, architects and interior designers. He will also work with maintenance and engineering staffs on lighting-related issue, including new construciton or updating a building with the latest in technology to save energy. Mike's main contribution to a project is from a problem-solving viewpoint, and working with all the disciplines involved to make sure the latest in technologies, codes, legislation and energy regulations have been followed. Mike and his wife, JoAnn, live in Jenks, Oklahoma.    (1/09)

Kenny Liles (MS #32) recently retired as a Senior Officer Specialist after 20 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He also worked as a Senior Dentention Officer at the Oklahoma City Jail for 12 years. He has worked a total of 32 years in corrections.   (1/09)

Stan Toler (MHR #6) has recently written a book titled ReThink Your Life: A Unique Diet to Renew Your Mind. As of this posting, it is number 23 on the Christian Booksellers Association list. Stan has authored more than 70 books and manuals on such subjects as church ministry, evangelism, and pastoral/church resources. Stan is the pastor at Oklahoma City Trinity Church of the Nazarene.    (1/09)

Catherine Turner (MS #34) is the President of a consulting management firm, Funds for Learning. com.  She makes her home in Edmond, Oklahoma.   (1/09)

Barbara Ann Will (MAEL #2) passed away on September 2, 2008. She worked for the Mid-Del School District as a Special Education teacher. She had a passion for the students she taught and assisted in Special Olympics in the past.  She lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (9/08)

The Integris Baptist Hospital Board of Directors have announced that Avilla Williams (MA#22, '95) has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the new hospital in Edmond that will join the Integris system. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Hawaii Pacific University and earned her master's at Southern Nazarene University. Williams has been named Who's Who in Nursing Today and Nurse Manager of the Year. She began her duties in February, 2008. (3/08)

Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More