Five new faculty members join Eastern Oklahoma State College


WILBURTON, OK (Sept. 3, 2015) – Five new full-time faculty members began teaching classes at Eastern Oklahoma State College this fall.

Eastern welcomed two new faculty members in the Agriculture Division. Jade Jenkins is teaching animal science and coaching the livestock judging teams; and EOSC alumna Crystal Shipman is teaching agronomy and coaching the soils and crops judging teams.

Jenkins graduated from Illinois Central College in 2011 with an associate of arts degree in agriculture education. She received her bachelor’s in agriculture education from Oklahoma State University in 2014. She was a livestock judging team member throughout her collegiate career. Before coming to Eastern, she was the vocational agriculture instructor in Linn County, MO for two years. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree from Oklahoma State University.

Shipman graduated from Eastern in 2005 with an associate of science degree in agronomy, then went on to finish her bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science at Oklahoma State University in 2007. She was the vocational agriculture instructor in Smithville, OK for five years before moving to Leflore, OK. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in agriculture from Oklahoma State University.

Eastern’s Language, Humanities and Education Division also welcomed two new faculty members. Timothy O’Neal is teaching speech and humanities; and EOSC alumna Haley Cadle is teaching English composition at the McAlester campus.

O’Neal graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in theater in 2005, and completed his master’s degree in performance and direction at the University of New Orleans in 2015. Before coming to Eastern, he worked professionally at theaters in Atlanta, New Orleans, and most recently Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Cadle graduated from Eastern in 2013 as the Outstanding Graduate in the division she now works for. During her time as a student, she was active in many clubs and organizations including cheerleading, Honors, Phi Theta Kappa and PASS Club. She went on earn her bachelor’s degree in English education, graduating summa cum laude from Northeastern State University in 2015. She is currently completing her master’s degree in English rhetoric and composition from Northeastern.

Eastern’s Nursing Division welcomed one new faculty member this semester. EOSC alumna Bethany Stewart is teaching sophomore-level nursing courses at the Southeastern McCurtain County Campus.

Stewart graduated from Eastern’s nursing program in 2010, and went on to complete her nursing bachelor’s degree from Southwestern State University. Stewart’s extensive professional career includes home health, nursing and outpatient services. She is also working on a master’s degree from Western Governors University.

Eastern Oklahoma State College welcomes five new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year. Pictured are (left to right) Jade Jenkins, Crystal Shipman, Timothy O’Neal, Bethany Stewart and Haley Cadle.

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