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Pomp and Pageantry

susansimpson Published: August 14, 2007

UCO President Roger Webb generated chuckles today when talking to faculty about the university’s many accomplishments.

Chief among them was the crowning of UCO student Lauren Nelson as Miss America 2007. The reigning Miss Black Oklahoma and Mrs. Oklahoma also were UCO students.

The Edmond campus attracts brains AND beauty, Webb said.

“If you’ve got a son that’s a senior in high school, this is the place to be,” Webb quipped at the annual fall meeting of staff and faculty.

Executive Vice President Steve Kreidler had beauty on the brain as well. Before touting the university’s environmental efforts, he gave the signature Miss America wave to the audience — hand cupped then rotated slowly.

Thank goodness it wasn’t the ballgown competition.

Susan Simpson, Education Writer