Dr. Greene Travels  Down Memory Lane with Former ORU Student Rick Gissler (Season 2, Ep. 14)

Dr. Greene Travels Down Memory Lane with Former ORU Student Rick Gissler (Season 2, Ep. 14)

Mentorship is a powerful gift you can give to help guide someone in their calling or purpose.

Special guest Rick Gissler joins host Dr. Steve Greene in-studio to share stories of what it was like to have Dr. Greene as a professor at Oral Roberts University. Rick tells what he learned that has carried over into his career and life. Then Rick's wife, Sarah, joins the due to discuss how she met Rick and what life is like as a newly married couple with work, life balance.

23 Minutes • 3 months ago

Episode Notes

Greenelines

With Dr. Steve Greene

Rick and Sarah Gissler

 

Receiving an education from Oral Roberts University is not simply a means to a college diploma, it’s a Holy Spirit experience. Through development of the spirit, mind and body, the ORU experience is designed to help students grow as a whole person, ignite their leadership and prepare them to to impact the world for good.

Educators at ORU communicate a Christian worldview to students. Professors begin class with prayer and university leaders inspire Christ-centered chapel worship and mission trips that give students an opportunity to put their faith into action.

Former ORU student Rick Gissler knows this well. He graduated in 2012 with a marketing degree. Rick talks with former ORU Dean of the College of Business and Charisma Publisher Dr. Steve Greene about the ORU experience on this edition of Greenelines:

Dr. Steve Greene: I've got an exciting show for you today. I've got two two guests in the podcast studio. We don't get to do that very often. And they're very important to me, particularly one that I was honored and privileged to teach at Oral Roberts University. His name's Rick Gissler. I just met his wife Sarah Gissler.  They're here with us in the studio. So let me start off by saying welcome to Charisma.

It’s good to see you again. Rick. I know that you and I had a great relationship back in school. And I was trying to remember how long ago that was that I was your main tormenter.

Rick Gissler: Let me think, it would have been the fall of 2009 or 2010.

Dr. Steve Greene: How long did do you have to put up with me?

Rick Gissler: I put up with you for two years. I transferred over from the engineering program. I finished the business program in about three years from start to finish. Actually, I guess I did have it for three years; sophomore, junior and senior year.

Dr. Steve Greene: I have good memories. I think the question that’s relevant right now, what I want to know about, is what lot of people say, you don't go through ORU, it goes through you. So, tell me how you felt about ORU as you walked the stage that last time and I remember giving you a hug on your way out. I had a privilege as a dean of being able to hand out diplomas. I got to give you that diploma and it meant a lot to me. You saw a lot of changes occur at ORU, didn’t you?

Rick Gissler: I did. We saw a lot of them. There was a lot of growth whenever I was there. Particularly there was a time there when a lot of the students seemed unsure because of the financial state of the university at the time to finally being excited about the university. The students were always very charismatic and really followed the voice of the Lord. And the Holy Spirit was preached about consistently my entire time there. It always has been from the beginning. It was really exciting, though, to see the personal interaction from the president and seeing a student body that connected so well with him (Dr. Mark Rutland). And seeing his leadership style being so interactive with the student body was really interesting, a lot of fun.

 

Quick Facts About ORU

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Type of University: Private Christian

Founded: In 1963, by Evangelist Oral Roberts

Enrollment: Approximately 4,000 students

President: William M. Wilson

Colleges: Arts and Cultural Studies; Business; Education; Nursing; Science and Engineering; Theology and Ministry

Student Countries Represented: 106

Student-Teacher Ratio: 17-1

Vision: A Spirit-empowered university, founded in the firest of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible. God’s commission to Oral Roberts was to: “Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is dim, where My voice is heard small, and My healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their work will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased.”

Academic Programs

·         77 undergraduate majors

·         14 graduate programs

·         3 doctoral programs

·         Online degrees

·         Degree completion programs

Apply Here

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So tell me what you took with you. What would you tell someone about your experience at ORU?

Rick Gissler: Part of it was being able to grow and build a solid foundation in my faith, going from high school where you're dealing with a lot of the pressures of high school and trying to figure out who you're going to be in life. But then, also coming to this safe place it at my time, they called it Harbor your freshman year. It's a really great symbol for what they teach you and how they treat you at ORU as far as using this as a safe place to grow your faith,  understand who you are in the Lord and as a person. As you're growing up and learning both scripture, you're learning your faith, understanding your faith a little bit more and also learning the job and life skills that you need.

Dr. Steve Greene: Do you think Spiritual Education made a difference in your life? Is it something now that you look back on, or is it going to take you some more years yet before you really understand where you got from there?

Rick Gissler: That's a good question. I think that every year I've been away from ORU I’ve been able to look back and see a different lesson that is now transpiring in my life. I would say that I really appreciated my time there. I think that the spiritual education is a really good cornerstone of the university and I I would be happy to see that continue. And I would love to see that continue at ORU.

Dr. Steve Greene: You graduated with a degree in marketing and went right to work?

Rick Gissler: I started as a student worker for the Mabee Center, which is the arena on campus, doing the marketing and event promotion for concerts and different events.

Dr. Steve Greene: What kind of work are you doing now? I know you can't tell me the name of your company because of some secrecy, but tell us what kind of work you're into.

Rick Gissler: I had transitioned into medical sales and from there had an opportunity to jump into the clinical research side, which is dealing with the clinical trials of new medications and treatments that are coming out. So what I do now is I work with a company based out of Israel. Mjob is to help make sure that the medication or the treatments that are being studied are effective and make sure that people are safe and make sure the doctors are following the rules. It's a great way for me to also act as a middleman between the pharmaceutical companies and the FDA to help them get approved or make sure that they don't get approved if it's not a good drug.

For more of Dr. Greene's interview with Rick, click here.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

Episode Notes

Greenelines

With Dr. Steve Greene

Rick and Sarah Gissler

 

Receiving an education from Oral Roberts University is not simply a means to a college diploma, it’s a Holy Spirit experience. Through development of the spirit, mind and body, the ORU experience is designed to help students grow as a whole person, ignite their leadership and prepare them to to impact the world for good.

Educators at ORU communicate a Christian worldview to students. Professors begin class with prayer and university leaders inspire Christ-centered chapel worship and mission trips that give students an opportunity to put their faith into action.

Former ORU student Rick Gissler knows this well. He graduated in 2012 with a marketing degree. Rick talks with former ORU Dean of the College of Business and Charisma Publisher Dr. Steve Greene about the ORU experience on this edition of Greenelines:

Dr. Steve Greene: I've got an exciting show for you today. I've got two two guests in the podcast studio. We don't get to do that very often. And they're very important to me, particularly one that I was honored and privileged to teach at Oral Roberts University. His name's Rick Gissler. I just met his wife Sarah Gissler.  They're here with us in the studio. So let me start off by saying welcome to Charisma.

It’s good to see you again. Rick. I know that you and I had a great relationship back in school. And I was trying to remember how long ago that was that I was your main tormenter.

Rick Gissler: Let me think, it would have been the fall of 2009 or 2010.

Dr. Steve Greene: How long did do you have to put up with me?

Rick Gissler: I put up with you for two years. I transferred over from the engineering program. I finished the business program in about three years from start to finish. Actually, I guess I did have it for three years; sophomore, junior and senior year.

Dr. Steve Greene: I have good memories. I think the question that’s relevant right now, what I want to know about, is what lot of people say, you don't go through ORU, it goes through you. So, tell me how you felt about ORU as you walked the stage that last time and I remember giving you a hug on your way out. I had a privilege as a dean of being able to hand out diplomas. I got to give you that diploma and it meant a lot to me. You saw a lot of changes occur at ORU, didn’t you?

Rick Gissler: I did. We saw a lot of them. There was a lot of growth whenever I was there. Particularly there was a time there when a lot of the students seemed unsure because of the financial state of the university at the time to finally being excited about the university. The students were always very charismatic and really followed the voice of the Lord. And the Holy Spirit was preached about consistently my entire time there. It always has been from the beginning. It was really exciting, though, to see the personal interaction from the president and seeing a student body that connected so well with him (Dr. Mark Rutland). And seeing his leadership style being so interactive with the student body was really interesting, a lot of fun.

 

Quick Facts About ORU

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Type of University: Private Christian

Founded: In 1963, by Evangelist Oral Roberts

Enrollment: Approximately 4,000 students

President: William M. Wilson

Colleges: Arts and Cultural Studies; Business; Education; Nursing; Science and Engineering; Theology and Ministry

Student Countries Represented: 106

Student-Teacher Ratio: 17-1

Vision: A Spirit-empowered university, founded in the firest of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible. God’s commission to Oral Roberts was to: “Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is dim, where My voice is heard small, and My healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their work will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased.”

Academic Programs

·         77 undergraduate majors

·         14 graduate programs

·         3 doctoral programs

·         Online degrees

·         Degree completion programs

Apply Here

 

Dr. Steve Greene: So tell me what you took with you. What would you tell someone about your experience at ORU?

Rick Gissler: Part of it was being able to grow and build a solid foundation in my faith, going from high school where you're dealing with a lot of the pressures of high school and trying to figure out who you're going to be in life. But then, also coming to this safe place it at my time, they called it Harbor your freshman year. It's a really great symbol for what they teach you and how they treat you at ORU as far as using this as a safe place to grow your faith,  understand who you are in the Lord and as a person. As you're growing up and learning both scripture, you're learning your faith, understanding your faith a little bit more and also learning the job and life skills that you need.

Dr. Steve Greene: Do you think Spiritual Education made a difference in your life? Is it something now that you look back on, or is it going to take you some more years yet before you really understand where you got from there?

Rick Gissler: That's a good question. I think that every year I've been away from ORU I’ve been able to look back and see a different lesson that is now transpiring in my life. I would say that I really appreciated my time there. I think that the spiritual education is a really good cornerstone of the university and I I would be happy to see that continue. And I would love to see that continue at ORU.

Dr. Steve Greene: You graduated with a degree in marketing and went right to work?

Rick Gissler: I started as a student worker for the Mabee Center, which is the arena on campus, doing the marketing and event promotion for concerts and different events.

Dr. Steve Greene: What kind of work are you doing now? I know you can't tell me the name of your company because of some secrecy, but tell us what kind of work you're into.

Rick Gissler: I had transitioned into medical sales and from there had an opportunity to jump into the clinical research side, which is dealing with the clinical trials of new medications and treatments that are coming out. So what I do now is I work with a company based out of Israel. Mjob is to help make sure that the medication or the treatments that are being studied are effective and make sure that people are safe and make sure the doctors are following the rules. It's a great way for me to also act as a middleman between the pharmaceutical companies and the FDA to help them get approved or make sure that they don't get approved if it's not a good drug.

For more of Dr. Greene's interview with Rick, click here.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

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Dr. Greene Travels Down Memory Lane with Former ORU Student Rick Gissler (Season 2, Ep. 14)