For the Love of the Game

Bill and Peggy Welch have one word for tomorrow's sports journalist: passion.

Bill and Peggy Welch committed $250,000 to Branding Success to establish a sports journalism faculty chair. That gift, made in honor of legendary sports writer B. A. Bridgewater, triggered a series of matches in short order, and the endowment now amounts to $1.5 million.

The strong vision presented by Burns Hargis was a powerful motivator. Bill Welch explained, “Our thrill is to be able to provide endowed chairs in [the College of] Arts and Sciences so that Burns Hargis’s skill in attracting these very qualified professors can be realized.”

Peggy Welch, an OSU broadcast and journalism graduate, said, “Bill and I believe that we have been blessed so that we can be a blessing to others. By supporting Oklahoma State University, we can provide something lasting.”

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