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Reece Wright holding a basketball. AthleticsFeature Stories

Published 04/12/2024

Reece Wright: The Little Lion Who Became the Heart of Lions Basketball

By Jet Turner, Assistant Director of Communications Reece Wright looked at his mother and pointed to her nose, not noticing the tears welling up in her eyes. “Nose!” he said. Ally Wright, Reece’s mother, could not help but smile. At just two years old, Reece already knows how to keep his parents grounded and focused on what is most important in life: their family.
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Langston University White House HBCU scholar aims to revitalize communities of color
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A Dream Fulfilled: A Langston University nursing graduate's journey
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LU grad finds success as the first African American to obtain PH.D. in chemistry from UTA
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by Deena V. Thomas, OKCPS Retired Educator and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

OU Health Appoints Amber Nealy as Its First African American Chief Nursing Officer

  Educational roots matter. A child’s first teachers are their parents and grandparents, absorbing deep-rooted instruction in the home, followed by the fundamental academics of teaching and learning, cultivated and nurtured in c…
Langston University White House HBCU…
by Ellie Melero, Media Relations Specialist
Lovette Mba has always been passionate about her community. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Mba was raised in a tight-knit Nigerian community in Wichita, Kansas, alongside her brother and sisters. Their community was like a second family, and their communal Aunts and Uncles embraced the Mba children, giving them opportunities to learn about and parti…
A Dream Fulfilled: A Langston Univer…
by Jet Turner, Assistant Director of Communications
A DREAM IS FOUND Porsha Richardson had to be strong for her granny. At 6 years old, going to Granny’s house after school was the norm. But when Porsha eagerly opened the door, she did not see Granny on the couch or in the kitchen; instead, Porsha heard her call from the bedroom. Even though she knew Granny was sick, Porsha could n…
LU grad finds success as the first A…
by Mary Zaragoza, M.S. Ed., Communications and Special Projects Coordinator
Lindsay Davis is a Langston alum from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who is currently in the final months of her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Texas in Arlington. Lindsay has not only broken barriers for herself but will break a new barrier by being the first African American to graduate with a Ph.D. in chemistry in program history. We sat down with Linds…
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