CU expands Acclaimed Aggies program to CU-Duncan campus

Cameron University has expanded its Acclaimed Aggies alumni recognition program to the Cameron University-Duncan campus, honoring Cameron alumni Joshua Creekmore, Hal and Dr. Sherry Labyer and Michael Williams for the Fall 2010 semester. Posters of each featuring highlights of their achievements since graduating from CU will be displayed at CU-Duncan. Recognition of Acclaimed Aggies was initiated on the Lawton campus in Fall 2005 to recognize the accomplishments of CU graduates.

“Thanks to the support of the citizens of Duncan and the surrounding communities, the Cameron University-Duncan campus continues to grow,” says Cameron President Cindy Ross. “Joshua, Hal, Sherry and Michael provide inspiration to our current students; their respective successes and achievements demonstrate that a Cameron degree is an invaluable tool in the professional world.”

About Joshua Creekmore, Class of 1999

photo of josh creekmoreSince October 2006, Creekmore has been an Assistant District Attorney for the Sixth District Attorney District Office covering Jefferson, Stephens, Grady and Caddo counties. After receiving a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Cameron, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2005. While in law school, he was president of the Federalist Society, competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and was a member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. Prior to attending law school, Creekmore served as a customer support technician and a sales representative for KellPro, Inc., a software development and technology company in Duncan. After graduating from OCU Law, he returned to KellPro to serve as Corporate Counsel until accepting his current post as Assistant District Attorney.

He serves as president of the Board of Directors of Women's Haven, a shelter for victims of physical and sexual abuse. He is also president of the Stephens County Bar Association, a post he has held since 2007. Creekmore and his wife, Kim, make their home in Duncan.

About Hal Labyer, Class of 1982, and Dr. Sherry Labyer, Class of 1987

photo of Hal and Sherry LabyerAfter receiving Cameron baccalaureate degrees, Hal and Dr. Sherry Labyer each went on to earn post-graduate degrees. Hal followed his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Sherry earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and also holds Master of Education degrees in Guidance Counseling and Educational Administration from East Central University.

Hal is Community President/Executive Vice President at IBC Bank, a position held since 2004. He also served as Chairman of the 1995-1996 Oklahoma Bankers Association Installment Lending School Board of Regents. Sherry began teaching in Duncan after receiving her Cameron degree, serving as a guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent/curriculum director before being named Superintendent of Duncan Public Schools in 2005. She is a member of the Education Oversight Board for the State of Oklahoma.

Both are community leaders. Hal serves as Treasurer of the Simmons Center Board of Directors and sits on the Duncan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, where he has served as president. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Main Street Duncan, Youth Services for Stephens County and United Way of Stephens County.

Sherry is on the steering committee of the Oklahoma Community Institute and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments. She is a board member of the Duncan Public Schools Education Foundation, Youth Services for Stephens County, Southwest Behavioral Center, Kaleidoscope Teen Program and the Duncan Noon Kiwanis Club. She is also a member of the Duncan Rotary Club.

About Michael Williams, Class of 1995

photo of mike williamsAfter receiving a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Cameron, Williams began working full-time in the banking industry. Currently, he serves as Vice President of Loans for BancFirst, the largest state-chartered bank in Oklahoma. In his position, he is responsible for making credit decisions, analyzing financial statements, preparing loan memos, developing new business, and maintaining a loan portfolio.

Williams is active in the Duncan community, where he is a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee of his church, where he is also a deacon. He formerly served on the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board of Directors, sitting on the Executive Committee as Vice President for Investor Services. He also coaches youth soccer, baseball and football, and serves the Child Development Center. Williams is a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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August 25, 2010

PR# 10-149