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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Trennepohl retires after 37 years in higher education


Dr. Gary Trennepohl, ONEOK chair in finance and regents service professor, will retire at the end of the month following a 37-year academic career that includes a decade as OSU-Tulsa’s first president and appointments at five major universities in four states.

He was selected in 1999 to lead OSU-Tulsa after serving four years as dean of the OSU Spears School of Business. Ten years later, he returned to a full-time OSU faculty position teaching finance courses both in Tulsa and Stillwater.

“Dr. Trennepohl has left an enduring legacy at Oklahoma State University,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “As president, he was a trailblazer who cemented the university’s presence in Tulsa and as a professor, he educated and inspired thousands of students as a leader in finance education. We will miss him and his devotion to preparing students for success both in and out of the classroom."

Students, faculty and staff can celebrate Trennepohl’s service to OSU-Tulsa at a campus retirement reception today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Executive Board Room.

Orientation sessions help students learn about campus resources

JJ Smith, assistant director of student services, discusses financial aid at a New Student Orientation session.
JJ Smith, assistant director of student services, discusses financial aid at a New Student Orientation session.

New students have an opportunity to learn more about campus resources at orientation sessions offered in January. Sessions are available for undergraduate, graduate and international students.

New undergraduate students can register to attend a session on Thursday, Jan. 8, at noon or 6 p.m. or Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10:30 a.m. All sessions are in North Hall 150. To register, visit the Campus Life website or call 918-594-8355.

Graduate Student Orientation is set for Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Hall Commons. Students will interact with faculty and staff while learning about how to be successful in graduate school. For more information, contact OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services or call 918-594-8445.

International Student Orientation is Monday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in Main Hall 1101. The session helps students gain valuable information about maintaining immigration status, financial aid and other services offered through International Student Services. For more information, call 918-594-8445.

Students who attend an orientation session will also have an opportunity to tour OSU-Tulsa and learn about student organizations, campus activities and other resources.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day to feature work by students and faculty

OSU-Tulsa students and faculty will have the opportunity to highlight their research activities at the annual OSU in Tulsa Research Day on Feb. 19-20 at OSU Center for Health Sciences. OSU in Tulsa Research Day is hosted in conjunction with Research Week 2015 at OSU-Stillwater on Feb. 16-20.

Oral and poster abstracts should be submitted online to the OSU-CHS Office of Research by Friday, Feb. 13. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

A complete schedule of events will be posted on the OSU in Tulsa Research Day website in the coming weeks. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402.

2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa

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The 2015 Icons for Oklahoma State University in Tulsa have made a huge impact on the lives of people in Oklahoma and across the nation. Through their generosity and selfless devotion to helping others, these honorees have helped create a brighter future for our state. The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa will be honored at A Stately Affair in Tulsa on May 18. Proceeds from the black-tie event will support student scholarships at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.