Join us for a special evening with the prestigious Dr. J. Rufus Fears as he makes a return engagement to Enid. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 at Montgomery Hall on the campus of Northern Oklahoma College in Enid.  This presentation is open to the public free of charge.


Dr. Fears is the David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty. He also currently serves as David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Fears is an acclaimed teacher and scholar who has won 25 awards for teaching excellence including the Medal for Excellence in College and University Teaching from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Great Plains Region Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the UCEA's National Award for Teaching Excellence.


Dr. Fears currently serves as scholar in residence for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. In this capacity he leads the Heritage Center in a variety of educational programs to teach leadership principles. 


Dr. Fears will be leading the Heritage Center’s third Academy for Educational Excellence, a four-day educator’s seminar, to be held May 31-June 3 at NWOSU, Enid campus. This graduate-level course provides an opportunity for K-12 teachers to learn how to apply lessons of leadership across the curriculum at all levels.  This opportunity emphasizes the importance of learning from leaders of the past to help mold our country’s future heroes in school systems today. 


For more information please contact the Cherokee Strip Reigonal Heritage Center at (580) 234-1907.



Contact: Andi Holland, Director

(580) 237-1907 x 223