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Aug. 28, 2003

RSU Child Development Center Hires New Director

Peggy Trease of Claremore has been hired as director of Rogers State University's child development center.

Trease will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at RSU's Kiddie Kollege, an on-campus child development center providing full-service childcare and a progressive pre-school curriculum for children ages two to 10. The center is open to children of RSU students, staff, faculty and the general public.

"We're very pleased to have found someone with Peggy's experience and her excellent rapport with the community," said Dr. Michael Turner, RSU dean of student affairs. "She fully understands the needs of our on-campus child development center and how to manage a curriculum that nurtures the children's academic and emotional growth."

Trease formerly served as a pre-school teacher at the First United Methodist Church childcare center. She also has worked for Claremore Regional Hospital as marketing coordinator and at Tulsa Federal Employees Credit Union. She earned her liberal arts degree from Rogers State University in 1998.

She is actively involved as a board member of the Rogers County American Diabetes Association and serves as the 2003 United Way publicity co-chair. She also served as a leader for area Girls Scouts and Brownie troops, the Miss Claremore contest and the Westside Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization, where she served as president.

For information about RSU's child development center, call (918) 343-7863.