Crystal Room to honor Stephanie and Bill Sick
Spears School of Business
Stephanie and Bill Sick have been longtime supporters of education. They have endowed two professorships in their name at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and served on numerous education, art and culture, and civics boards in the Chicago area.
They have previously supported the Spears School of Business (SSB) by giving to the SSB Scholarship Fund and Dean’s Excellence Fund. The couple is now excited to expand their partnership with OSU even further with a naming gift for the Crystal Room in Oklahoma State University’s Business Building.
“Giving back to my alma mater was important because of the positive impact it’s had on me,” Stephanie said. “My education at OSU led to my first job at Texas Instruments, where Bill and I met.”
The $2 million naming gift will attach their legacy to the beautiful Stephanie and Bill Sick Crystal Room on the top floor of the Business Building. “We both hope discussions in this room yield great creative ideas for students and for OSU,” Stephanie said.
The room, which has seating for 20 at the football-shaped conference table, has white marbled tile floors and white walls, and features a large arched-glass window offering an impressive view of campus. Visitors to the conference room have a view of Legacy Walk from the Business Building on the east end of campus to the Nancy Randolph Davis Building (formerly the Human Sciences Building) on the west end.
“The Crystal Room is stunning, and it is fitting that the Sicks name will be on it, given their significant support for the arts. We name rooms to honor the generosity of our donors and to serve as an inspiration to others,” said Dr. Ken Eastman, dean of the Spears School of Business.
“We believe that the Spears Business family will be inspired by Stephanie and Bill’s kindness and generosity to invest in students and business education.” — Dr. Ken Eastman
The naming of this space forever cements the Sicks as part of the Spears School of Business and its students. When those in the room see the Sick name, they will be reminded what an OSU degree and perseverance toward your goals can accomplish.
For more information on how you can support Spears Business, contact Julie Antis.