Articles by Susan Hoover

About Susan Hoover

By day, Susan Hoover is a bridgebuilder for students at Oklahoma Christian University, her alma mater, overseeing the Calling and Career Office: Day Six. In this role, Susan walks alongside prospective students, current students and alumni to help them discover their gifts, launch a career, and give them the tools to turn that dream into a reality. By night, she wrangles a toddler, watches too much tv, and tackles the occasional DIY project.

Previously, Susan worked in communications for a statewide nonprofit, a PR agency with cross-country clientele, and a Level I trauma hospital. After spending some time in the Dallas area, Susan and her native Edmondite husband, Taylor, returned to Edmond with their daughter, Avery. Though a native Kansan, Edmond has always felt like home.

High employment rate for Oklahoma Christian University

By Susan Hoover | November 30, 2021

In a year when hiring was slowed or halted across the country, the 2020 Oklahoma Christian University (OC) bachelor’s degree recipients had a placement rate of 90% within six months of graduation. This is defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as employed, continuing education, volunteer and/or military work, and not seeking employment.

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The high price of low unemployment

By Susan Hoover | October 5, 2021

There’s a new trend in decor around Edmond these days: “help wanted” signs. This week, Oklahoma City topped the list of US cities with the lowest unemployment rate at just 2.6%, the lowest since December 2019, meaning most residents are employed and not needing to find work. Edmond’s current unemployment rate is reported to be 2.0% and 3.2% for the state of Oklahoma as a whole. While this sounds like a good thing, and certainly can be, it could be harmful to Edmond business owners.

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Traffic changes in downtown Edmond

By Susan Hoover | September 1, 2020

On June 22, the City of Edmond approved traffic changes in downtown Edmond which include lowering the speed limit from 25 mph to 20 mph and prohibiting right turns at red lights. Those changes impacted the following streets and intersections: Littler Avenue between Second Street & Thatcher Street Broadway between Second Street & Thatcher Street…

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Edmond daycares respond to COVID-19

By Susan Hoover | August 4, 2020

According to the 2019 Oklahoma Department of Human Services annual report, the number of licensed daycare centers continues to decline in Oklahoma, as well as nationally. OKDHS reports more than 500 daycare homes and centers have closed across the state in the last five years. Two Edmond daycares working to fill this void for working…

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Planning and attending virtual events in Edmond

By Susan Hoover | June 1, 2020

The business of how we conduct business changed significantly in March with the shift to remote work for non-essential roles. Names like Zoom and GoToMeeting have now entered our daily vocabulary. During this significant pivot under social distancing orders, the virtual community became the only community many had to interact with outside of our homes,…

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