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OSU-Tulsa News

THURSDAY, June 2, 2011

OSU in Tulsa raises student scholarship funding at “A Stately Affair”

Billie and Howard Barnett and Pistol Pete greet donors at the Patron Party prior to A Stately Affair.OSU officials say “A Stately Affair,” the first joint fundraising effort for OSU’s two Tulsa campuses, was a great success and raised more than $660,000.

Proceeds from the May 23 event will fund scholarships for deserving students who plan to attend OSU Center for Health Sciences or OSU-Tulsa.

Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS, said student scholarships were identified as top priority through the recent strategic planning process.

OSU alumnus T. Boone Pickens served as the honorary chair for the event and spoke about how important OSU in Tulsa is for the state. OSU President Burns Hargis and Barnett served as the emcees for the evening. Mary Shaw served as event chair.

First Friday Seminar explores entrepreneurial thinking and behavior

OSU Center for Health Sciences will host “From Microscope to Market: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior” for the First Friday Seminar on June 3. The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will start at noon at OSU-CHS in the Center for Advanced Medical Education, room D-107. OSU-CHS is located at 1111 W. 17th St.

Speakers include Dr. Michael H. Morris, professor and N. Malone Mitchell Chair and head of the School of Entrepreneurship at OSU-Stillwater, and Shoaib Shaikh, co-founder and chief executive officer XploSafe LLC in Stillwater. For more information about the seminar and speakers, visit the OSU-CHS website or call 918-561-1408.

Bussert elected OSU Alumni Association Board Treasurer

BussertRon Bussert, vice president of administration and finance at OSU-Tulsa, has been elected treasurer of the National Board of Directors of the OSU Alumni Association. He also serves on the board of directors of the Tulsa OSU Alumni Chapter

Bussert graduated from OSU with a bachelor’s in accounting in 1978 and a master’s in business administration in 1979. He went on to earn a law degree from Oklahoma City University and is a certified public accountant.  

Bussert also serves as chairman of the board for the Tulsa Global Alliance. He is a member of Leadership Oklahoma, Leadership Tulsa and a volunteer for the Tulsa Metro Chamber’s Resource Campaign and Oklahoma Scholars Program.