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September 2010

CU Expands Acclaimed Aggies Program to CU-Duncan Campus


Cameron University has expanded its Acclaimed Aggies alumni recognition program to the CU-Duncan campus, honoring Cameron alumni Joshua Creekmore, Hal and Dr. Sherry Labyer and Michael Williams. Posters of each 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.

Since October 2006, Joshua Creekmore has been 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, then served as Corporate Counsel at KellPro, Inc., a software development and technology company, 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. Since 2007, he has served as president of the Stephens County Bar Association.

After receiving Cameron baccalaureate degrees, Hal and Dr. Sherry Labyer each went on to earn post-graduate degrees. Hal earned an MBA from Oklahoma City University, and Sherry earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Oklahoma 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. He also served as chairman of the 1995-96 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.

Hal serves as treasurer of the Simmons Center board of directors. He is a member of the board of directors of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, 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 and is a member of the Duncan Rotary Club.

After receiving a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Cameron, Michael 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.

Williams 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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