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CASC gears up for homecoming week

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - For the first time in two years, Carl Albert State College will be holding Homecoming festivities, scheduled for the week of October 17.

“We are thrilled to finally once again be celebrating together our fine institution and those who have called Carl Albert “home,” said President Jay Falkner. “We are looking forward to a fun week with our campus community and alumni.”

The week’s events include softball and baseball games, a wrestling intrasquad dual, Vike at Nite, student activities, cookouts, and much more!

On Friday, October 21, the Carl Albert State College Alumni Association is set to recognize two outstanding individuals for their professional and personal achievements through service, dedication and loyalty to CASC at the annual Homecoming Celebration. The ceremony will be held in the Hamilton Auditorium at 7 p.m. along with the homecoming coronation.

Bob Carter will be honored with the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Bob received an associate of science in biological science in 1977 and an associate of applied science in nursing in 1994 from CASC. He is the Chief Executive Officer for Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. Bob has been employed by EOMC since 1993 having served as a PBX operator, ER Tech, Registered Nurse in ER and ICU, Clinic Manager, ER and ICU Manager, Director of Nursing and Chief Operating Officer before being named CEO in July 2018. In addition, Bob served 30 years with the Heavener and Poteau Fire Departments, retiring as Assistant Chief. He also taught fire service training classes for Oklahoma State University for 20 years and served on the LeFlore County EMS Board for over 10 years. Bob currently serves on the LeFlore County Developmental Coalition Board.

Along with the Distinguished Alumnus Recipient, CASC will recognize Jerry Holton with the Wall of Honor Service Award. Jerry Holton began his journey at CASC as a student then as an adjunct faculty member in the mathematics division and later embarked on a 29-year career. Jerry began his full-time employment at CASC in 1992 as the Upward Bound Math/Science Coordinator. In 1995, Jerry was hired as chairman of the mathematics division at CASC and also became the chairman of the natural science division. He retired from CASC in 2021. Jerry is highly respected and revered by faculty, staff, and students.

CASC would like to invite all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to join together on Friday evening in the Hamilton Auditorium at 7 p.m. to celebrate these outstanding individuals.

KXMX News Staff

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