EFA Important Announcements

EFA members:

This notice is to let you know that at the last EFA Executive Committee Meeting of August 31, 2015, a motion was made and approved to withdraw a previously proposed amendment to the By-Laws.  After further review of the wording, it was satisfactorily clarified and the board does not wish to make the previously suggested change.  

SAVE THE DATE for the Fall Brunch and Business Meeting on October 3 at 10:00 a.m.  The event will be held on the Patio of the Nigh University Center.  In case of bad weather, the Heritage Room has been reserved. The brunch is free, but for planning purposes, please register with Donna Guinn at drdguinn@gmail.com or call her at 974-3551 on or before September 25, 2015.

The Publicity Committee is working on the Winter edition of the EFA Newsletter. Keith Swezey is requesting “What we are doing in retirement” articles.  If you would like to share your story in the upcoming newsletter or a later one, please send it to jtuepker@cox.net or swezeyk@yahoo.com.


Join EFA members the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in Evans Hall Great Room for Kaffeeklatsch!

September - Larry and Leah Westmoreland - Presentation of trip to the Galapagos Islands

September 24 - Take a tour of the Devon Tower and eat lunch. Transportation will be via city bus. This tour is fully booked. We will plan another tour at a later date. Please call Carolyn Marshall at 348-2896, if you are interested in another tour.

October 1 - Kaffeeklatsch - 10:00 a.m. in Evans Hall

October 3 - EFA Fall Brunch and Business Meeting - 10:00 a.m. on the Patio of the Nigh University Center (in the Heritage Room if there is inclement weather)

October 21 - Tour of Braum's Farm and Ice Cream Plant in Tuttle. Meet at 9:45 a.m. (sharp) in the parking lot east of Wantland Stadium for transportation. Tour begins at 11:00 a.m. in Tuttle.

November 5 - Kaffeeklatsch - 10:00 a.m. in Evans Hall

November 9 - Military Monday - honoring veterans attending UCO - EFA will provide lunch for veterans

December 3 - Kaffeeklatsch - 10:00 a.m. Evans Hall - Special Holiday Music

December 11 - Christmas Show/Holiday Review - Jazz Lab - time and ticket details TBA

Executive Committee meetings:

September 28, 2015

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Emeritus Faculty Association

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About EFA

The UCO Emeritus Faculty Association (EFA) was officially established on October 3, 2009 when 37 retired faculty met to adopt the By-Laws for the association, which had previously been approved by the University.  At this meeting officers and directors at large were elected and committee members were sought.  The organization focuses on establishing an ongoing, mutually beneficial, relationship between the University and its retired faculty.

The Association will meet semi-annually to conduct business and will sponsor social, cultural, educational, service or other activities at least once month.  These activities are intended to establish or re-establish relationships between former colleagues.

Retired Faculty who are interested in joining the EFA please click on the membership link or contact one of the officers, or the membership committee.


The mission of the University of Central Oklahoma Emeritus Faculty Association is to promote continued campus and community involvement of retired faculty at UCO that is highly beneficial to the University and retired faculty.

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Officers (2014-2016)

President: William Radke 405-833-5379 wradke680@gmail.com

President: Wanda Johnson 405-607-2830 drwandaj6@gmail.com

Secretary: Deanie Wright 405-359-7638 deaniewright@cox.net

Treasurer: Larry Westmoreland 405-341-7852 bachscanyon@sbcglobal.net 

EFA Board of Directors (2014-2016)

Dr. Joanne Necco ejnecco@gmail.com

Dr. Gayle Kearns (2015-2017) gkearns@uco.edu  

Dr. Bonny Ford (through Fall 2015) 405-478-4099 frdbnny@aol.com


Current Quarterly Newsletter

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Committees and Chairs

Advocacy and Benefits Committee: Evelyn Wilson-Martin mwa@cox.net  
David Hart
Activities and Program Committee: Carolyn Marshall
Karen Carter
Gloria Shadid
Membership Committee: Fred Grosz fgrosz@uco.edu
Jerry Legere
Doug Sprung
Publicity Committee: Keith Swezey swezey@yahoo.com
Joanne Necco
Jan Tuepker
Courtesy Committee: Verlin Richardson
Paul Lehman


Full Membership in the Association shall be open to (a) all emeritus faculty and (b) retired administrators and staff who have not served as full-time faculty, but were eligible to serve on the University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Senate.  Emeritus status is granted by the Regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. Only full members in good standing are eligible to hold office, a standing committee chairpersonship, or be elected to the Board of Directors.  Only full members of the Association are eligible to vote.

 Associate Membership is available to (a) full-time faculty who have left the service of UCO without officially taking retirement; (b) active faculty who wish to become involved with the Association prior to retirement; (c) spouses of those eligible for full membership; and (d) widows or widowers of those eligible for full membership.  Other membership applications will be considered by the Membership Committee on a case by case basis. 

Annual dues shall be $15, with the option of a lifetime membership for $225.  Membership Application Forms may be obtained from any of the officers or the membership committee, or they may be downloaded by clicking on the link Membership Application Forms.

Emeritus Faculty Research Program

Information regarding the UCO Emeritus Faculty Research program can be found here.