Wednesday, October 29, 2008
OSU-Tulsa’s Benefactors’ Dinner to Honor Donors and Scholarship Recipients
TULSA - Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will celebrate an important partnership Thursday at 6 p.m. during a Benefactors’ Dinner at the Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center. OSU-Tulsa President Gary Trennepohl said the eighth annual event is a celebration to honor the benefactors who contribute private funds to the OSU Foundation for OSU-Tulsa’s scholarship funding and the students who receive the scholarships. “OSU-Tulsa, as a learning community, is full of possibilities,” Trennepohl said. “But, for many students, the difference between what might be possible and what is possible comes in the form of scholarships.” Trennepohl said the continuing support of the benefactors resulted in $116,500 in scholarship funds being awarded to 157 students this year at OSU-Tulsa, a 34 percent funding increase compared to last year. “Each year gifts from our generous donors open the door to an education for deserving students. They are making educational opportunities possible for tomorrow’s leaders and continuing the legacy of OSU,” Trennepohl said. OSU alumnus Ron King, retired chairman of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and the Tulsa Metro Chamber, will be the keynote speaker. Jonathan Lancaster, a mechanical engineering senior, will speak on behalf of OSU-Tulsa’s scholarship students. Lancaster is the recipient of the Michael L. Greenwood/Will Rogers High School scholarship.