As First Cowgirl of OSU, I am honored to have a voice, but I believe we all have the opportunity to be involved in organizations designed to benefit this community, like Women for Oklahoma State University.
These women are not in it for themselves but are zealous about giving back and forging relationships with other women. I am passionate about the work Women for OSU does in the form of scholarships, leadership and giving back to the community.
One of the best aspects of Women for OSU is the sense of inclusiveness, regardless if your degree is from here. Some may assume that you need to be an alumna of OSU, but I have found that many of these women, like me, are not Oklahoma State graduates. However, they bring value to the group, whether it’s in the form of ideas, time or new connections. They are women from all over the United States, not just Stillwater. I’m also excited to see the numerous others we will reach and involve with
the new OSTATE.TV.
The encouragement of my husband, Burns Hargis, has been especially important to Women for OSU. He was responsible for the first woman member of the Oklahoma City Rotary Club when he was president, so it’s evident that he has always celebrated women’s contribution to society.
I see Women for OSU complementing everything we are doing at OSU, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.