Betty Lou Meadows, 86

Born June 28, 1931

Died March 21, 2018

Myrtle L. Fausett, 88

Born June 22, 1929

Died March 20, 2018

Katherine Younger, 81

Born August 20, 1936

Died March 18, 2018


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Thursday, March 22

2018 Student Art Show
Bread making class
Cliff Casteel Photography Exhibit
Mike Herndon Band Live
Jess C. Epple Jr.

Friday, March 23

2018 Student Art Show

Saturday, March 24

2018 Student Art Show
Oklahoma Carry Course
Bacone Spring Pow Wow
Bedouin Dash Glo N Go 5k

Monday, March 20, 2017, 9:19 AM

Dr. Donnie Nero

Dr. Donnie Nero, retired president of Connors State College, will present the program on the History of Black Education in Oklahoma at the March 23 meeting of the Muskogee County Genealogical Society. He will also present a display portraying that history beginning with the freedmen schools of Indian Territory prepared by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Grant Foreman Room of Muskogee Public Library.

The lifelong educator is a Spencer native and graduated from Dundee High School in 1967 before continuing his education at East Central State College, now ECU. He began his teaching career at Sapulpa as a classroom teacher, rising through the school system to become a counselor and then junior high school principal in 1973 and then high school assistant principal. He joined the Tulsa Community College staff in 1985 and served as instructor and Dean of Student Services before becoming the Provost. He left TCC to become the 15th president of Connors State College.

In 2002, Dr. Nero was named ECU’s Distinguished Alumnus and addressed the 2002 graduating class. In 2010, ECU inducted Nero into the ECU Educators Hall of Fame along with Jimmy Scales, making them the first African Americans inducted into the ECU Hall of Fame. In 2011, the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame inducted Dr. Nero into their Hall of Fame.

Dr. Nero is married to Shirley Ballard Nero. They have made their home in Clearview, Shirley’s hometown.