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Trio Letter - Spring 2017


Dear OSU Alumni and Friends,

Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure is telling the world Oklahoma State University has the most beautiful college campus in the state. The website says, “A good-looking university does much more than attract potential students. Manicured footpaths and photo-worthy architecture are often utilized (and appreciated) by everyone in town, including tourists. Even if you finished your degree decades ago — or have no interest in academia — the beautiful college campuses scattered across the United States are worthwhile destinations for travelers.”
The campus blooms during spring.

When selecting the most enchanting school in every state, Travel + Leisure considered the setting and scenery, the design of the buildings and the upkeep of the campus grounds, saying, “We took plenty of other details into account, too, including knowledge from campus visits, in-depth virtual tours, first-person references and word of mouth, extensive general research, and hours upon hours of examining campuses from images shot at just about every imaginable angle.”

Our campus would not be what it is today if not for generous donors who are dedicated to sustaining the university’s image and beauty. One prime example is the new Welcome Plaza between the Student Union and the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. The gateway was created to provide a lasting first impression of OSU and to demonstrate the hallmark values of the Cowboy family. There are still opportunities to contribute to this iconic landmark, information about which can be found at

Spring graduation is an exciting time of new beginnings on campus. Grad Finale is welcoming graduating seniors as new alumni. We’re excited to see more and more students becoming OSU Alumni Association members while in school.

The OSU Alumni Association honored outstanding alumni with induction into the Hall of Fame. Read more about the honorees on Page 15.

This year’s Grandparent University sponsored by the OSU Alumni Association will be the largest ever. We’re expecting 700 participants with 32 majors offered — the most ever. Our legacy program now has a full suite of gifts for every age. Register your legacy at today.

You play a big role in supporting and recruiting the next generation of students. Applications are still being accepted for fall enrollment. Bring potential students to campus and tour what Time Inc. is calling the “collegiate gemstone” of our state. Register for tours at

Congratulations, Class of 2017! 

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 in “State,” the official magazine of Oklahoma State University, Volume 12, Number 3 by Editor Elizabeth Keys
Uploaded on May 1, 2017