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Published: Monday, March 14, 2022

Orange Pride: Lori Burgan

For more than eight years, one of the first people many OSU-Tulsa visitors see has been Lori Burgan.

Burgan is positioned front and center at the OSU-Tulsa Information Center in North Hall and serves as program specialist in support of events. In this job, she gets to see most of the people who visit campus during her shift.

Published: Monday, November 8, 2021

Orange Pride: OSU-Tulsa Police Department

The OSUPD Mobile Command Unit provided support during the 2021 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN.

It takes a team effort to provide a safe environment for teaching and learning. This summer, the officers and staff at the OSU-Tulsa Police Department faced a challenge unlike any they had experienced before as OSU-Tulsa was at the center of a series of events that drew thousands of visitors to the Greenwood District several times in the span of only a few weeks.

Published: Thursday, August 5, 2021

OSU-Tulsa staff receive 2021 Minor and Hess awards

Bambi Greer (left) and Kimberly McCrackin (right) are the recipients of the 2021 Roberta Joan Cothran Hess Award and Max Minor Service Award.


Budget and finance specialist Bambi Greer and testing and tutoring coordinator Kimberly McCrackin were recently recognized for their distinguished service to OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff.

Published: Monday, May 24, 2021

Alnetta Morris: Planting Seeds to Grow Community

If you know Oklahoma State University-Tulsa’s Alnetta Morris, you know her new job is a perfect fit.

As a community engagement specialist, Morris creates and leads programs and initiatives to help OSU-Tulsa invest in the lives, businesses and organizations of north Tulsa and beyond. It’s a community Morris is well familiar with.

“It’s just a blessing to be selected for this role,” Morris said. “This is where I began.”

Published: Monday, February 22, 2021

School of Accounting will honor five at Hall of Fame and Awards ceremony

Ron Bussert, left, poses for a photo after receiving the Citizen of the Year in 2015 at the Bixby Chamber Awards Annual Gala.

Ron Bussert, Melanie Middlemist and Joe Taylor will be recognized as distinguished alumni by the OSU School of Accounting during the 2021 Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and Awards virtual ceremony April 29.

Oklahoma State University’s School of Accounting will honor five outstanding alumni and friends of the school during the 2021 Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and Awards virtual ceremony April 29.

Published: Friday, December 18, 2020

OSU-Tulsa staff honored with 2020 Minor and Hess awards

Academic counselor Sherry Clegg and safety officer Patty White were recognized for their distinguished service to OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff.

Published: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Orange Pride: Olivia Woody

Olivia Woody accepted her Orange Pride Award during the 2020 Welcome Back event in the new Student Union.

Olivia Woody landed at OSU-Tulsa on a whim.

After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s in Agricultural Science and Natural Resources and doing a work study for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Woody had realized she would rather work in an industry that gave her more time to raise a family.

Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Orange Pride: Darrell Cole

Darrell Cole stays busy.

IT Services were especially busy in the spring and summer of 2020 as a global pandemic pushed the world further online than ever before. Spring classes were vaulted online, most campus staff started working remotely and dozens of classrooms had to be configured for livestreaming before fall classes began.

Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

OSU-Tulsa researcher recognized by Department of Defense

Dr. Raman Singh (right) stands by equipment and materials in one of the HRC labs.

Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Community Elders Share Valuable Insight in Black Wall Street History Class

The Ellis Walker Woods Memorial honors the first principal of Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School.

Black Wall Street History course instructor Quraysh Ali Lansana.

When Oklahoma State University-Tulsa’s Black Wall Street History course launched in August, instructor Quraysh Ali Lansana didn’t anticipate the majority of his students would have a direct connection to that history.