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STATEment Trio Letter Winter 2016


Dear OSU Alumni and Friends,


With schools out for vacation and more time to spend with family, the holiday break provides a perfect opportunity to apply to Oklahoma State University. Applications submitted before February 1 receive priority attention for scholarship selections. Encourage prospective students to visit for more information. 


Besides the thousands of college students traversing campus each day, hundreds of high school students visit regularly for campus tours. Invite a potential student to explore OSU with you. Schedule a visit at Campus tours last about two hours and are led by current OSU students. You have the ability to design your day on campus however you would like including viewing housing options, meeting with an academic area representative or talking to pre-professional program advisers.


Research shows students make up their mind about a college within the first 15 minutes of stepping on campus. The new Welcome Plaza outside the Student Union will help greet students, alumni and families.


The Welcome Plaza highlights tenets of the Cowboy code of ethics. One theme that fits perfectly is that we stick together. The OSU family supports each other at all times, especially when the going gets tough.


Today’s financial climate is creating a lot of challenges for many of our current and future students. This is why donor support is more important than ever. For example, a scholarship offer may be the difference maker when a bright young individual is determining where to go to college, or whether a college degree is economically feasible.


Likewise, gifts supporting programs and faculty help provide a first class education at OSU. Through the generous support of thousands of donors, we are doing everything we can to bring in and offer support to new members of the Cowboy family every year.


The resilient Cowboy spirit was on display at this year’s Homecoming celebration. We hosted alumni in record numbers at Harvest Carnival, Walkaround and the Sea of Orange Parade. “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” is a testament to how much our alumni love this university and how it leaves an indelible mark on their lives.


With the Homecoming win over West Virginia, OSU’s football rankings rose to the top 25. For the 11th straight season, Cowboy Football is bowl bound! Be on the lookout for upcoming bowl travel package details at We can’t wait to blanket the stadium with America’s Brightest Orange.®


Winter sports have begun with spring just around the corner. We look forward to cheering on a highly ranked wrestling squad, a formidable Cowboy baseball team, Cowgirl basketball and softball, and our Cowboy basketball team under the new guidance of Coach Brad Underwood. We hope you’ll come out and support each team every chance you get.


Happy Holidays!




More stories like this are available for members of the OSU Alumni Association. STATE magazine is a benefit of membership in the OSU Alumni Association. To join or update your membership go to or call 405-744-5368.


Published by STATE Magazine Editor Elizabeth Keys, Winter 2016, Volume 12, Number 2


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