Stories of Impact


From campus-improving projects to student-enhancing programs, there’s always something new happening at OSU. Check out these stories of impact!

ITServe Alliance Establishes Four STEM Scholarships at OSU

February 22, 2024  |   By: Grant Ramirez

The nation’s largest association of information technology professionals is committed to making a difference at Oklahoma State University. Read More

Senior Class Gift Campaign Encourages Students To Leave Their Mark At OSU

January 11, 2024  |   By: Grant Ramirez

A campaign from the OSU Foundation is encouraging students to get involved with philanthropy before their time in Stillwater is over. Read More

Bright Lights, Bright Students: Country music superstar returns to alma mater

January 11, 2024  |   By: Grant Ramirez

If tomorrow never comes, Oklahoma State University students can be content knowing they saw a Cowboy legend this spring. Read More

New Human Performance and Nutrition Research Institute sets sights on improving Oklahoma health

January 11, 2024  |   By: Mack Burke

Oklahoma faces significant health challenges. That’s not news to many, but the numbers highlight the enormity of the challenge. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 2020, Oklahoma has the second highest death rate from heart disease in the country — only Mississippi fared slightly worse. Oklahoma also posted the second highest death rate from lower respiratory disease mortality, the fourth highest death rate from cancer and the fifth highest death rate related to diabetes. Read More

CEAT landmark undergoes renovation, welcomes Zink Center for Competitive Innovation

January 11, 2024  |   By: Grant Ramirez and Dakota Keith

A historic building in Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology has received a much-needed upgrade. OSU unveiled a revitalized Engineering South this fall and celebrated the launch of the new Zink Center for Competitive Innovation housed within. The building, which originally opened in 1939, had been under construction since June 2021. Read More

Critical Care: New on-campus BSN degree will aid state’s health care industry

January 11, 2024  |   By: Kelly Kerr

A much needed and highly sought after degree program is finally coming to Stillwater. Oklahoma State University’s work to prepare health care professionals and enhance the health of Oklahoma took another step forward with the university welcoming its first class of nursing students to campus this fall. The new Bachelor of Science in Nursing on the flagship campus will help meet Oklahoma’s ongoing and critical shortage of nurses. Read More

A Record-Setting Give Orange

January 11, 2024  |   By: Samantha Hardy

On April 4-5, Give Orange 2023 included a record 2,383 donors and raised $1,200,941 thanks to a significant increase in campaign ambassadors and the generosity of the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors. Read More

New deans for OSU Agriculture, Business speak on their vision for the future

January 11, 2024  |   By: Mandy Gross and Stephen Howard

Dr. Jayson L. Lusk has returned to the Cowboy family as Oklahoma State University’s vice president and dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Read More

2023 Women for OSU Symposium recognizes leaders in philanthropy

January 11, 2024  |   By: Samantha Hardy and Grant Ramirez

With more than 640 in attendance, the 2023 Women for OSU Symposium’s recordbreaking crowd celebrated the power of women in philanthropy and another significant milestone — the program’s 15th anniversary. Read More

Animal Kingdom: OSU College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates 75 years of serving the state

January 11, 2024  |   By: Kaylie Wehr

In Oklahoma, veterinary medicine research starts in Stillwater. If a practice is hiring a veterinarian from an in-state university, they are coming from Stillwater. When an animal — large or small — gets sick and needs help using the newest advances in medicine, they come to Stillwater. Read More

Pawsitive Impact: OSU celebrates a decade of dogs with Pete's Pet Posse

January 11, 2024  |   By: Sydney Trainor

Between the demands of school, work and keeping up with friends, it feels like the weight of the world is crashing down on you. During a slight break in your busy schedule, you take a second to sit on the nearest bench and decompress when you’re greeted by a dog excited to spend a few minutes with you. Immediately, pressure is lifted and getting through your day seems much easier than it did before you sat down. Read More

Center of Data Analytics, ConocoPhillips announce new Data Scholars program

December 21, 2023  |  

From campus-improving projects to student-enhancing programs, there’s always something new happening at OSU. Check out these stories of impact! Read More

OSU graduate student’s upbringing on tribal land, education lead to orange passion

December 12, 2023  |   By: Estefania Martinez

Being raised on Chickasaw land and around the Blue River played a significant role in Miko Brandon’s life in south central Oklahoma. Read More

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A Culture of Care

October 9, 2023  |   By: Grant Ramirez

From campus-improving projects to student-enhancing programs, there’s always something new happening at OSU. Check out these stories of impact! Read More

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See a Need, Fill a Need

June 21, 2023  |   By: Grant Ramirez

The Oklahoma State University Equine Judging Team had just pulled into the barn area at Char-Lin Ranch when their van broke down. Read More

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Sophomore’s journey to OSU began with mentorship and scholarship

February 2, 2023  |   By: Delaney Duffield

Sophomore Grace Adams’ love for leadership, service and agriculture led her to Oklahoma State University from the Pacific Northwest. Read More

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Couple’s impact grows with significant estate gift to fund architecture, athletics and scholarships

December 13, 2022  |   By: Grant Ramirez

Jack and Carol Corgan have always wanted to do more. In 2008, they were asked to consider a $500,000 gift to Oklahoma State University to support the construction of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture, a proposal that was more than what they had budgeted. Still, they quickly decided it was a need they wanted to fill. Read More

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New campaign raises nearly $200,000 for OSU mental health services

December 13, 2022  |   By: Grant Ramirez

On Oct. 8, OSU launched Cowboys United for Mental Health with one goal in mind — to improve OSU students’ access to mental health resources on campus. Read More

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A teacher’s mentorship influenced OSU student scholar’s journey to OSU

November 10, 2022  |   By: Delaney Duffield

OSU junior Cayden Ward’s journey to OSU began when she turned to one of her high school teachers for academic and personal guidance after her father passed away her freshman year. Read More

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OSU scholar’s personal journey influences her academic and professional aspirations

November 2, 2022  |   By: Delaney Duffield

Growing up in a small, rural community, sophomore Emily Ward always thought she would be at a disadvantage going to a large university. Read More

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Farmers invest in New Frontiers with commodity donations

By: Mandy Gross

The Oklahoma State University New Frontiers campaign, which will help build a state-of-the-art teaching, research and Extension facility for OSU Agriculture, is creating unique opportunities for supporters to give back to the university. Read More

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Financial institutions support New Frontiers Agricultural Hall

November 4, 2022  |   By: Mandy Gross

A group of Oklahoma financial institutions are supporting the Oklahoma State University New Frontiers campaign to help build a new home for OSU Agriculture. Read More

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New Frontiers Tailgate & Beam Signing celebrates progress of OSU Agriculture’s new home

November 4, 2022  |   By: Mandy Gross

More than 300 Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as New Frontiers donors helped celebrate a significant milestone in the construction of the new home for OSU Agriculture. Read More

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Construction progresses on new home for OSU Agriculture

November 4, 2022  |   By: Mack Burke

The sounds of construction coming from the corner of Monroe Street and Farm Road on Oklahoma State University’s campus are signs of progress on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall — the new home for OSU Agriculture. Read More

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Honoring Philanthropy and Scholarship: WOSU Symposium returns to GIA

August 31, 2022  |   By: Samantha Hardy

Returning to Gallagher-Iba Arena for the first time since 2019, the 2022 Women for OSU Symposium drew a crowd of more than 500 Cowboy faithful — along with a large virtual audience — to celebrate philanthropy and scholarship at Oklahoma State University. Read More

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Proud and Immortal: OSU inducts nearly 70 new members to elite donor society

August 31, 2022  |   By: Grant Ramirez

The Proud & Immortal Society is made up of individuals, companies and foundations whose cumulative giving to OSU has reached at least $1 million. Read More

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State of Orange: OSU celebrates inauguration of Dr. Kayse Shrum

August 26, 2022  |   By: Harrison Hill

At a ceremony steeped in academic tradition that dates back centuries, Dr. Kayse Shrum was looking toward the future. Read More

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OSU students lead the charge for sustainable practices

November 4, 2022  |   By: Mandy Gross

Oklahoma State University strives to promote sustainability efforts, and Ferguson College of Agriculture students are leading the charge to recommend environmental sustainability practices on campus. Read More

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OSU event celebrates New Frontiers campaign milestone

November 4, 2022  |   By: Mandy Gross

Oklahoma State University held a Sweet Success Celebration to commemorate reaching the $50 million fundraising goal for the New Frontiers campaign, which will help build a state-of-the-art teaching, research and Extension facility for OSU Agriculture. Read More

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Signature Moment: New Frontiers reaches $50 million campaign goal, continues to raise funds

July 26, 2022  |   By: Grant Ramirez

Oklahoma State University launched the New Frontiers campaign with an overarching goal in mind — to help feed the world. Now, it’s one step closer to achieving it. Read More

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$1 million donation creates N. Malone Mitchell Jr. Soils Lab

July 20, 2022  |  

Malone Mitchell Jr. has spent his whole life working the land and raising livestock. The 1963 Oklahoma State University animal science graduate is the patriarch and owner/operator of Mitchell Ranches, which he describes as the “the biggest agricultural producer south of I-40 and east of I-35.” Read More

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Glenns mark graduation milestone with gift to School of Architecture

July 20, 2022  |  

Patrick and Briar Glenn have built their success on a foundation provided by the Oklahoma State University School of Architecture. The Dallas couple recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Patrick’s graduation from the program with a $25,000 gift to establish the Glenn Prize for the School of Architecture. Read More

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OSU alumna’s professional career focuses on nutrition and leads to scholarship

July 20, 2022  |  

For Tambra Raye Stevenson, food is a way to reconnect with her heritage, especially when it’s prepared in a healthy and nutritious way. Read More

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Ray and Linda Booker Flight Center marks new chapter for OSU Aviation

July 20, 2022  |  

On Feb. 26, she had a front row seat at the grand opening of the Ray and Linda Booker OSU Flight Center, an event that ushered in a new chapter for Oklahoma State University Aviation. Read More

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OSU New Frontiers campaign reaches fundraising milestone

November 4, 2022  |   By: Mandy Gross

Oklahoma State University officials announced today that OSU surpassed the $50 million fundraising goal for the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall with the generosity of more than 600 donors. The milestone comes two and a half years after publicly launching the campaign, which will help build a state-of-the-art teaching, research and Extension facility for OSU Agriculture. Read More

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Father's Day: Donors Honor Dads in the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall

June 16, 2022  |  

For many in the Cowboy family, agriculture is a way of life that has been passed on from generation to generation. Read More

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Honoring Her Father

November 4, 2022  |   By: Jami Mattox

When Albert E. “Al” Darlow was selected in 1953, by O.S. Wilham, then president of Oklahoma A&M College, to become the dean of agriculture, the role was not his first or last effort in having an impact on the university. Read More

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OSU faculty member and ag economics alumna support New Frontiers

November 4, 2022  |   By: Mandy Gross

Not only are Rodney Jones and Karen Eifert Jones passionate about Oklahoma State University and the Ferguson College of Agriculture, they also are devoted to giving back. Read More

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MITO Materials Solutions Founders Make Forbes List

May 20, 2022  |  

Back in 2017 Forbes magazine recently named MITO Materials Solutions co-founders Haley Marie Keith and Kevin Keith to its annual 30 under 30 Manufacturing and Industry list. Read More

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May 18, 2022  |   By: Grant Ramirez

From campus-improving projects to student-enhancing programs, there’s always something new happening at OSU. Check out these stories of impact! Read More

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OSU New Frontiers donor names space in memory of her mom

May 10, 2022  |  

The Lee family cultivated a love of the land, nature, animals and agriculture that stemmed back through multiple generations. For Tammy Lee of Bandera, Texas, that love was further enhanced through her experiences at Oklahoma State University. Read More

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New Frontiers - Construction Annual Report

May 10, 2022  |  

It’s hard to believe that one year ago we were celebrating the groundbreaking for our New Frontiers project. Read More

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OSU Academic Medical District to serve veterans, improve mental health care

April 27, 2022  |   By: Sara Plummer

A couple of recently vacated buildings and parking lots sit across the street to the north of the Oklahoma State University Medical Center (OSUMC) in downtown Tulsa. It may not look like much now, but in the coming years it will become the hub of the new OSU Academic Medical District. Read More

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A New Home for Future Engineers

April 20, 2022  |  

Since 1939, Engineering South (ES) has provided the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology a high profile location in the heart of campus adjacent to Edmon Low Library. Read More

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Oklahoma 4-H Foundation achieves $100,000 goal for New Frontiers campaign

April 20, 2022  |  

American Farmers & Ranchers Cooperative (AFR) committed a generous $13,000 to finish the $100,000 commitment set by Oklahoma 4-H Foundation directors and staff for naming opportunities in the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall on the Oklahoma State University campus. Read More

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Ingersoll Family to Name Academic Suite

February 9, 2022  |  

With the deep ties to OSU, it was only natural that Win and Kay join the New Frontiers campaign, which continues to raise funds to create a new teaching, research and Extension facility for OSU Agriculture. The couple made the decision to become Cornerstone Donors together, and now the Academic Suite on the first floor also will be an homage to her beloved husband. Read More

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OSU students develop sustainability plan for New Frontiers Agricultural Hall


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Historic donation establishes Hamm Institute for American Energy at Oklahoma State University


The Harold Hamm Foundation and Continental Resources announced Wednesday a combined $50 million gift creating the Hamm Institute for American Energy at Oklahoma State University. Read More

New Frontiers classroom named for father-son duo and their impact on agricultural education


For Phil and Ruth Terry of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, supporting the Oklahoma State University New Frontiers campaign as major donors to build a new state-of-the-art teaching, research and OSU Extension facility for OSU Agriculture was an easy choice. Read More

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OSU President Emeritus Burns Hargis to launch OSU Hargis Leadership Institute


The Leadership Institute launched with a ribbon-cutting and student block party on the Student Union Plaza Read More

Tailgate celebrates New Frontiers donors and progress for new home for OSU Agriculture


Fall is here and so is Oklahoma State University Cowboy Football. The OSU Foundation partnered with OSU Agriculture to host a New Frontiers Tailgate Sept. 25 during the Roots and Boots game against Kansas State University. Read More

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Greenwood School of Music Grand Opening


Members of the Cowboy family celebrated the grand opening of the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music building on Sept. 11. Read More

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Work continues on new home for OSU Agriculture


Cornerstone Donors and others celebrate groundbreaking of new $100 million building Read More

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2021 Women for OSU Symposium recognizes leaders in philanthropy


During the 2021 Women for OSU Symposium, audiences gathered both in-person and online to experience a much-needed sense of community within the Cowboy family as they celebrated philanthropy at Oklahoma State. Read More

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2021 Give Orange tallies more gifts and donations to support OSU


On April 6-7, the Cowboy family gave more gifts and donated more money than in the previous three Give Orange events, nearly tripling what was raised in 2019 with more than $1.2 million in total donations. Read More

Dr. Kayse Shrum's achievements mark her path to leading the OSU System


Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Dr. Kayse Shrum had no idea where her journey would take her. Now, the newest president of the state’s largest land-grant institution wants to show everyone that where they come from shouldn’t limit their potential. Read More

OSUIT celebrates its 75th anniversary


In 1946, with just one dollar, Oklahoma A&M purchased the campus now known as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) — quite the return on investment when you consider the economic impact this branch campus has had on Oklahoma over the last 75 years. Read More

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Scholarships invite every student to dream big, work hard and exceed expectations through life-changing opportunities. Read More

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John Groendyke to name Ecology and Water Quality Research Lab


John Groendyke has watched Oklahoma State University’s campus transform over the past 20 years and is eager to play a part in the New Frontiers campaign, which will create a new, state-of-the-art, home for OSU Agriculture. Read More

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Glass couple's $1 million gift supports students, athletics, alumni and more


With a recent $1 million gift to the university, the Glasses are supporting student veterans, providing scholarships through the Women for OSU endowment, helping students stay connected through the OSU Alumni Association and assisting student-athletes. Ike says he was inspired to give to outlying groups who are in need of funds. Read More

OSU bolsters its strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


At a time of deep division throughout the country, Oklahoma State University is looking inward to improve diversity, equity and inclusion for all. With that goal in mind, the recently formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force — made up of more than 40 OSU students, faculty, staff and alumni — hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week in January as its first event. Read More

OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine launches institute to find health care innovations for both animals and people


Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is making strides in research that can help both people and animals with its new Institute for Translational and Emerging Research in Advanced Comparative Therapy (INTERACT), which focuses on developing and translating new discoveries into therapies for patients. Read More

Oklahoma State University breaks ground on New Frontiers Agricultural Hall


Oklahoma State University celebrated the groundbreaking for the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall on April 23. The facility will strengthen the three pillars of the university’s land-grant mission — research, teaching and Extension Read More

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2021 Women for OSU Symposium celebrates community of philanthropists


Philanthropist of the year and 13 student scholars honored at event Read More

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AFR Insurance Deepens OSU Partnership with Gift to New Frontiers


AFR Insurance is excited to expand its partnership with Oklahoma State University and the Ferguson College of Agriculture with a gift to the New Frontiers campaign—a five-year commitment totaling $100,000. Read More

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Cornerstone Donor Dr. Barry Pollard to name Ag Sciences Gallery


Neurosurgeon, business owner and proud alumnus Dr. Barry Pollard is excited for the future of OSU Agriculture. He, along with his company, are among a prestigious group of Cornerstone Donors who have given $1 million or more to the New Frontiers campaign. Read More

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Reviving a Campus Classic


The New Frontiers campaign at OSU is reviving a campus classic. The campaign is raising $50 million in private funds for a new teaching, Extension and research facility to be the new home of the Ferguson College of Agriculture. It also will launch a re-imagined Dairy Bar on the building’s ground floor. Read More

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Construction on new Ferguson College building begins this spring


Construction on the facility is scheduled to begin in the spring with the hope of welcoming students, faculty and staff into the building in 2023. Read More

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August 2020 New Frontiers Campaign Updates


Even in the midst of a pandemic, OSU Agriculture is making good progress toward its goal of constructing a new building for the Ferguson College of Agriculture and the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Read More

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Ross Seed Supports Future of OSU Agriculture


Ross Seed’s connection to Oklahoma State University is longstanding, with many family members and employees receiving degrees from the institution. The Ross family’s deep connection has inspired them to give back again, in the way of a $100,000 pledge to OSU Agriculture’s New Frontiers campaign. Read More

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Historic gift launches New Frontiers Fundraising Campaign


Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU's agriculture college Read More

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