Endowed Positions

Endowed Chairs, Professorships and Lectureships

 

Endowed chairs, professorships and lectureships attract and retain outstanding faculty for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  These funds provide needed support for instructor training and academic enrichment, defraying costs associated with new curricula, professional development seminars, university-sponsored conferences and special performances. These endowments serve to strengthen Northwestern’s academic programs while enhancing students’ experiences.

Chairs are endowed when donated funds reach a minimum of $250,000, professorships are endowed when funds reach a minimum of $125,000, and lectureships are endowed when funds reach a minimum of $25,000.  Like scholarships, donors may name the endowment and designate the academic area that it benefits.  Additionally, gifts are entered into the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education matching program to double their value and impact.

Bronze plaques identifying endowments and recognizing their donors are on display in Herod Hall (endowed chairs) and the first floor of Fine Arts (endowed lectureships). A plaque recognizing endowed chairs at the Enid campus is in development.

For more information about establishing endowments at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, contact Skeeter Bird, Northwestern Foundation CEO, at 580-327-8599 or [email protected]

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  1. Chad and Kimberly Moore Endowed Lectureship in Accounting

    Chad Moore, a native of Enid, Okla., graduated from Northwestern in 2001 with a degree in accounting. Kimberly (Gerber) Moore, a native of Woodward, Okla., graduated in 2000 with a degree in health and physical education with a minor in business administration. Chad played football as a freshman. Kimberly played basketball throughout her collegiate career, making it to the national tournament multiple times. Chad pursued an internship with BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm. Chad joined the firm following graduation. In 2013, he became its youngest partner. Chad’s career accomplishments were recognized when he received the 2014 Northwestern Outstanding Graduate honor in the business/professional category. Chad and Kimberly established the Accounting Lectureship for Academic Enrichment to support Northwestern’s competitive edge in the accounting industry.

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  2. Cunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Accounting

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  3. Douglas P. Van Meter Endowed Chair in Accounting

    Doug Van Meter graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. He went on to receive his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in 1991. Van Meter is currently a partner in BK.D's National Financial Services Group and is the financial services industry leader for the south region, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. In this role, he serves on the firm's eight-member Financial Services Committee that sets the practice's strategic direction and growth initiatives for BKD. Van Meter is an avid supporter of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He is a member of the Business Division's Business Advisory Council, and he has spent time visiting with Northwestern Oklahoma State University students about the accounting industry. The purpose of this endowment is to partially fund a faculty position for the Business Department at Northwestern.

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  1. William Donald Campbell Family Endowed Chair in Agriculture

    Don and Wanda Tucker Campbell both grew up in Northwest Oklahoma. Wanda grew up in Cherokee and Don on a farm southeast of Jet. They were married in 1954 and both attended Northwestern State College. Wanda attended Oklahoma A&M College, Wichita State University and Northwestern, where she received her Elementary Education degree in 1957 and her Master's of Education in 1974. Don attended three semesters at Northwestern before graduating with a degree in Agriculture Education from Oklahoma State University in 1959. Both taught in Northwest Oklahoma. Don taught agriculture for nine and a half years and Wanda taught for 33 years. Agriculture and agriculture education run through the veins of the Campbells. Both families, Tucker and Campbell, were involved with Centennial Farms. With the demand for quality agricultural programs on the rise, the Campbells decided to establish a faculty chair in Agriculture to help build a quality program at Northwestern. "This is the best thing we could have done with our money," Wanda said. "Helping teach future students is a good investment."

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  2. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Agriculture

    This endowment was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. an Grace Wisdom. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for one teaching position in the area of Agriculture. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri. To their marriage three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue and Cindy were born. Following their marriage, they made their home in Okeene. In 1958, the Wisdoms moved to Alva. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's love of Oklahoma land was their longtime vocation. It is for this reason along with a desire to promote education at Northwestern that the Wisdom family has created this endowed chair.

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  1. Bert H. Mackie Endowed Chair in Business

    The Bert H. Mackie Chair in Business was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid. Bert grew up in Ames, Oklahoma, and graduated from Phillips University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He served in the U. S. Army Reserves, and as an Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education from 1977 to 1989. Bert served as the executive vice president, CEO and vice chairman of the Board for Security National Bank in Enid. In 1997, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. Bert played a pivotal role in the establishment of the tax that brought Northwestern Oklahoma State University to Enid. Bert's dedication to the support and enhancement of education in Enid and his outstanding achievements in business will continue to be upheld through the Bert H. Mackie Chair in Business.

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  2. Dan L. Dillingham Endowed Chair in Business

    The Dan L. Dillingham Chair in Business was established to recognize Dan's service and influence in business and education. Dan grew up in Enid, Oklahoma, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Colorado. After serving two years in the U. S. Army's 3rd armored division in Frankfurt, Germany, he returned to Enid. He joined the family insurance business and serves as chairman and CEO. Dan played an active role in the establishment of Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Enid campus. He was name Citizen of the Year and Business Person of the Year by the Enid Chamber of Commerce and also was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The Dan L. Dillingham Chair in Business was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  3. Harold G. Hamm Endowed Chair in Business

    The Harold G. Hamm Chair in Business was established to recognize Harold’s national leadership in promoting health, education and energy. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Harold worked in the oil fields as a teenager. He established continental resources in 1967 at the age of 21. He built a grassroots startup into an nyse-traded, top 10 domestic oil producer. His industry leadership also includes serving as chairman and president of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, and Oklahoma Energy Resources Board founding board member. Harold has been recognized for his legacy of leadership, innovation and commitment to bringing U.S. energy independence. He was named one of time magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world” and inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The Harold G. Hamm Chair in Business is one of ten chairs established in an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the citizens of Enid.

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  4. James Douglas Frantz Endowed Chair in Business

    The James Douglas Frantz Chair in Business was established to honor his commitment to business and desire to serve others. Frantz was born in Enid in 1944 and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in business administration. After serving with the Marine Corps in Vietnam, he returned to Enid to sell life insurance. He served as the Mayor of Enid and was involved in various community organizations. Frantz also served as President of Northwest Oklahoma Association of Life Underwriters. One of his proudest accomplishments was serving as Co-Chairman of the first Denny Price YMCA expansion project. The James Douglas Frantz Chair in Business was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  5. Nay Family Endowed Lectureship for Academic Enrichment

    Darrel Nay established the Nay Family Lectureship for Academic Enrichment to provide funding for the Enid Entrepreneur Seminar. Nay graduated from Northwestern in 1955 with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education. He also was a member of the Ranger Baseball team. Nay lives in Waxahachie, Texas, and is the president and CEO of the Nay Company, one of the leading contraction providers for agricultural and food manufacturing businesses. The Nay Family Lectureship enhances the quality of education for Northwestern students through faculty development, and support the spirit of entrepreneurship through the Enid campus Entrepreneur Seminar.

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  6. Pearl Louise Marlatt Walch/Alumni Endowed Chair in Business

    This endowed chair honors the memory of Pearl Louise Marlatt Walch who graduated from Northwestern in 1935 with a degree in business. Mrs. Walch went on to lead successful careers as a teacher at Cheyenne Valley High School during the World War II years and later as the proprietor of a real estate and insurance agency in Fairview. While at Northwestern, she met her husband, Jack Walch. They had two daughters, Mary Louise Cagle and Barbara Ann Dickson. Shortly after her death in 1993, Mrs. Walch's family created a living memorial in her honor at Northwestern. The Walch endowment was achieved through a combination of generous gifts from the family of Northwestern alumna Pearl Louise Marlatt Walch and dozens of friends and alumni. The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation established the Pearl Louise Marlatt Walch Alumni Business Chair to serve the university's outstanding Business Department. The vision and generosity of the Walch family and other donors have continued the proud tradition of high academic achievement and community service at Northwestern. Pearl Louise Marlatt Walch (1914-1993)

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  7. R. S. "Brud" Baker Endowed Chair in Business

    The R. S. "Brud" Baker Chair in Business was established to recognize Brud's outstanding work and achievements in business and his support of the continuation and enhancement within the Enid community. R. S. Baker, Jr., fondly known as Brud, obtained his Bachelor's degree in International Relations in 1965 from the University of Colorado. He later earned his graduate degree in International Finance from the Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Brud served in the banking industry for over 40 years and was the Chairman and CEO of Central Service Corporation and its subsidiary, Central National Bank and Trust Company of Enid. In support of continued education, Brud has been an instructor at numerous banking schools. Brud has served the Enid community through involvement and board member services in multiple civic organizations. The R. S. "Brud" Baker Chair in Business was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  8. Ryerson Family Endowed Chair in Business I

    The Ryerson Family Endowed Chair in Business was created in 2008 by Richard and Johnece Ryerson, whose strong belief in education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been demonstrated through years of continued support. The Ryersons, friends of Northwestern, also established the Mrs. W.W. Starr Business Scholarship and the Starr Lumber Company Scholarship Award, as well as funding projects to beautify the Northwestern campus. The couple met while earning their degrees at the University of Oklahoma. Richard served in the Army and National Guard achieving the rank of captain while Johnece cared for their two children, John and Julia. Richard, president and chief executive officer of Starr Lumber Company for more than 50 years, served as a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. He has also served on the boards of the Community Foundation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Heritage Association. A family with deep-rooted ties to Northwestern, Richard’s grandmother Mrs. Beulah Owen Starr graduated from Northwestern Normal College in 1903 and later was a founder of the Northwestern Foundation in 1958.

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  9. Ryerson Family Endowed Chair in Business II

    The Ryerson Family Endowed Chair in Business was created in 2016 by Richard and Johnece Ryerson, whose strong belief in education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been demonstrated through years of continued support. The Ryersons, friends of Northwestern, also established the Mrs. W.W. Starr Business Scholarship and the Starr Lumber Company Scholarship Award, as well as funding projects to beautify the Northwestern campus. The couple met while earning their degrees at the University of Oklahoma. Richard served in the Army and National Guard achieving the rank of captain while Johnece cared for their two children, John and Julia. Richard, president and chief executive officer of Starr Lumber Company for more than 50 years, served as a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. He has also served on the boards of the Community Foundation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Heritage Association. A family with deep-rooted ties to Northwestern, Richard’s grandmother Mrs. Beulah Owen Starr graduated from Northwestern Normal College in 1903 and later was a founder of the Northwestern Foundation in 1958.

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  10. Ryerson Family Endowed Chair in Business III

    The Ryerson Family Endowed Chair in Business was created in 2016 by Richard and Johnece Ryerson, whose strong belief in education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been demonstrated through years of continued support. The Ryersons, friends of Northwestern, also established the Mrs. W.W. Starr Business Scholarship and the Starr Lumber Company Scholarship Award, as well as funding projects to beautify the Northwestern campus. The couple met while earning their degrees at the University of Oklahoma. Richard served in the Army and National Guard achieving the rank of captain while Johnece cared for their two children, John and Julia. Richard, president and chief executive officer of Starr Lumber Company for more than 50 years, served as a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. He has also served on the boards of the Community Foundation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Heritage Association. A family with deep-rooted ties to Northwestern, Richard’s grandmother Mrs. Beulah Owen Starr graduated from Northwestern Normal College in 1903 and later was a founder of the Northwestern Foundation in 1958.

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  11. Stock Exchange Bank Endowed Lectureship in Business

    Bruce and Sheryl Benbrook, in conjunction with the Stock Exchange Bank, established the Stock Exchange Bank Business Lectureship for Academic Enrichment. The lectureship provides funding for the Business Administration faculty training and academic enrichment on the Woodward campus. A native of Woodward, Okla., Bruce became a third-generation president and chairman of the Stock Exchange Bank in 1981. Bruce, Sheryl, and the Stock Exchange Bank invested in higher education after observing Northwestern Oklahoma State University providing outstanding opportunities for people of all ages to continue their higher education journey. Bruce and Sheryl believe education is an investment and never and expense. Their hope is to provide local students a way to not only become educated, but also increase opportunities to apply their education in Woodward and Northwest Oklahoma. Bruce Benbrook said, "Education provides a light in the darkness."

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  1. John and Margaret Barton Endowed Lectureship in Commincation

    Cheryl (Barton) Listen, daughter of John and Margaret Barton, along with her husband, Herb, established the John and Margaret Barton Communication Lectureship to honor her parents' impact on the Northwestern community. John and Margaret Barton graduated from Northwestern - John in 1964 with a degree in speech and Margaret in 1963 with a degree in office administration. John taught at Northwestern for almost 30 years, holding several positions. He served as associate Professor of Speech and Dean of the School of Humanities, Fine Arts and Language before his retirement in October 1995. John was honored as an outstanding graduate in 2003 and the couple remain dedicated supporters of Northwestern. The John and Margaret Barton Communication Lectureship benefits students of Northwestern's Mass Communication Department by providing additional funds for Communication Department faculty and staff development.

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  1. Dr. Charles and Jane Tucker Computer Science Lectureship

    Dr. Charles Tucker, long-time dentist in Alva, Okla., and his wife, Jane, established the Dr. Charles and Jane Tucker Computer Science Lectureship to support the Computer Science faculty, staff, and students by providing funding for travel and training. Although not traditional alumni of Northwestern, the Tuckers have called Alva "home" since 1970. He was raised in Burlington, Okla. Dr. Tucker received a degree in pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He later attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City's School of Dentistry. He founded his dental practice in Alva in 1971 and began training in functional medicine - specifically naturopathic medicine - in 2004. Dr. Tucker desired to see Northwestern establish a robotics program that would set that university apart by creating a unique niche for the computer science department. "We hope this will help the computer science department grow a full-blown robotics program and attract faculty who are dedicated to their field," said Dr. Tucker. "The city of Alva and the university have been good to us and provide us with a lot of opportunities, so we felt the need to give back."

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  1. Cunningham Family Endowed Lectureship in Criminal Justice

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  1. Charles Morton Share Endowed Chair in Education

    The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of education. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes.

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  2. Dr. Myrna Carney Early Childhood Lab Lectureship

    The Dr. Myrna Carney Early Childhood Lab Lectureship was established in 2019 by the Myrna L. Carney trust in honor of Dr. Myrna Carney and her passion and commitment to education. Carney graduated from Northwestern with a degree in mathematics. It was at Northwestern where she discovered her true passion for counseling and advising students while she was a student dorm counselor. She also held a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. Carney’s first professional job was as Dean of Women at Kansas Wesleyan University. Carney then moved on to work in a number of roles at the University of Oklahoma, retiring as the Assistant Dean of University College in 2008. Carney’s job was very rewarding in that she advised students to help them realize their potential and to guide them to achieve their educational goals and career objectives. The purpose of the Dr. Myrna Carney Early Childhood Lab Lectureship is to provide funding for maintenance of the Darrell and Grace Wessels Early Childhood Lab for Northwestern Oklahoma State University Division of Education.

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  3. John K. Martin Endowed Chair in Education

    The John K. Martin Chair in Education was established to recognize John's commitment to education. Martin grew up in Enid and graduated from Phillips University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He later graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a Master's of Education degree. Martin worked as an insurance agent until his retirement. He served as the Chairman of the Board for the Northwestern Foundation Executive Committee, Treasurer for the Sons and Daughters of the Cherokee Strip, Chairman for the Planned Giving and Fund Raising Advisory Board, President of the Rotary Club of Enid, and was a member of numerous other organizations and committees. The John K. Martin Chair in Education was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  4. Keith Vermillion Literacy Center Endowed Lectureship

    The Keith Vermillion Literacy Center Lectureship for Academic Excellence was established to honor Keith Vermillion. The outpouring of memorial gifts from Keith's family and friends speaks to the immeasurable impact he had on those he knew. Keith married Amanda (Rice), in 2003. They graduated from Northwestern in 2004, where he was a member of the Ranger football team from 1999 through 2004. In 2011, Keith and Amanda welcomed their daughter, Emily. Keith was a physical education teacher for ten years before his illness. Keith also coached numerous sports including his favorite, soccer. Keith’s battle with cancer did not deter his love for family nor diminish his zest for life and adventure. With strength, a positive spirit and perseverance, Keith endured medical treatments and yet remained an inspiration for those who knew him. He passed on October 19, 2017, at the age of 37. The Keith Vermillion Literacy Center Lectureship provides funding for the literacy center in Northwestern’s Division of Education.

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  5. Roy Vayle and Leah Beisel Evans Literacy Center Endowed Chair

    Roy Vayle and Leah Beisel Evans grew up in northwest Oklahoma and attended school in one-room schoolhouses. Roy attended ninth through eleventh grade at Horace Mann High School on Northwestern Oklahoma State University's campus until he dropped out during the Great Depression. Leah finished high school in Fargo, Oklahoma, and graduated from college in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Roy and Leah were married in 1955. As full-time farmers and ranchers, they built an agricultural operation growing wheat and raising cows and calves. Roy and Leah raised their two children, Ida and John, on their family farm west of Alva, Oklahoma They involved their children in the farm work, instilling a strong work ethic at a young age. Roy served on the township board for many years. Leah taught in a one-room schoolhouse and was a seamstress. Roy and Leah always supported education. They encouraged their children to pursue higher education. As a testimony to the work ethic they learned and the support from their parents, Roy and Leah's children acquired a combined seven degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The purpose of the Roy Vayle and Leah Beisel Evans Literacy Center Endowed Chair is to provide funding for the Literacy Center of the Division of Education.

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  6. Senator Edwin Long Endowed Chair in Education

    The Senator Edwin Long Chair in Education was established to recognize Senator Long’s dedication to the support and enhancement of education in Oklahoma. Senator long grew up in Garber, Oklahoma, and graduated from Oklahoma A&M with a degree in agriculture education in 1956. He returned to Garber to partner with his father and brother at Long’s John Deere and the family farming operation. He served on the Oklahoma Wheat Commission in the 1970s, on the Board of Regents for Oklahoma A&M colleges from 1979-1988, and was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 1988 where he served two terms. Senator Long was chairman of the Senate Education Committee and was pivotal in passing legislation to create the Northwestern Enid campus. He was instrumental in the development of Oklahoma’s early childhood education program authoring legislation to establish the Oklahoma parents as teachers program. The Senator Edwin Long Chair in Education was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  1. Donovan Reichenberger Endowed Chair in Instrumental Music

    Donovan Reichnberger established this Endowed Chair in Instrumental Music to further enhance collegiate music in northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas. His passion for fine arts is evident in his dedicated attendance at performances and his support of the music and theatre programs at Northwestern. His contributions have afforded numerous students with a quality fine arts education; those students and their professors have in turn, provided countless hours of entertainment to area patrons. Born in Mt. Hope, Kan., and a graduate of Sharon, Kansas, High School, he married Dorothy Teutschmann in 1958. Following 18 years of Naval service, he graduated from Northwestern State College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science. Reichenberger earned his master’s degree at Wichita State University before joining the Northwestern History faculty in 1967. In December 1992, he retired from Northwestern after 25 years of service. Since his retirement, Reichenberger has become one of the university’s most generous benefactors and has worked to ensure the funds invested by the Northwestern Foundation earn their greatest potential.

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  1. Alice Criswell Schnitzer Memorial Endowed Lectureship for the Library

    The Alice Criswell Schnitzer Memorial Lectureship honors Alice Criswell Schnizter. The lectureship provides funding for the purchase of books, traveling exhibits, and academic enrichment programs. Schnitzer attended Northwestern when it was a normal school and graduated from Northwestern State College in 1929. She was a passionate advocate for education. Schnitzer served as a middle and high school teacher, principal, and superintendent at various schools in Woods County. She worked as a high school librarian in Globe, Ariz. and Dewey, Okla., and as a city librarian in Tonkawa and Dewey, Okla. She was a long-term resident of Alva and retired in Bartlesville, Okla., where she passed in August of 1976. Schnitzer is buried in her beloved town of Alva. The Alice Criswell Schnitzer Memorial Library Lectureship benefits the academic enrichment of all Northwestern students.

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  1. Beisel Family Endowed Chair in Mathematics

    The Beisel family has left a legacy of love for education. Ida Margaret Evans established this Endowed Chair to honor the legacy of her family, who has accrued 11 degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. These include Victor Beisel, Alvina Beisel Murley, Victor Aaron Beisel, Lisa Marie Beisel Plante, John Ray Evans and Ida Margaret Evans. John Ray Evans obtained four undergraduate degrees. Ida Margaret Evans obtained undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and Secondary Education, as well as a Master of Science degree with a math emphasis. The intent of this endowment is to provide additional funding for faculty salaries in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Northwestern.

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  2. Kenneth L. Fellers Endowed Chair in Mathematics

    The Kenneth L. Fellers Mathematics Chair enriches the Northwestern mathematics program. The chair is in honor of Kenneth L. Fellers. Fellers graduated from Northwestern in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics. He taught freshman math at Northwestern. He also met his wife, Sue, at Northwestern. Fellers remains dedicated to Northwestern and its excellence in providing quality education and student life. He was a member of the Steering Committee for the University's first capital campaign. Fellers farms in Byron, Oklahoma, and is a member on the Farmers Exchange Bank Board. As a testament to his excellence in agriculture, he earned the honor of Farm Bureau Oklahoma Farmer of the Year in 2003. The Kenneth L. Fellers Mathematics Chair benefits students of Northwestern's mathematics program by expanding their educational opportunities.

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  1. Gwendolyn Hollis Anderson Faculty Development Endowment

    The Gwendolyn Hollis Anderson Faculty Development Endowment was established in 2005 by Dr. Wilton Anderson in honor of his wife, Gwendolyn Hollis Anderson, following her passing. The purpose of the endowment is to provide funds for faculty members to attend and participate in professional meetings that provide information and experience in effective classroom teaching and related areas. Mrs. Anderson came from a family of five children to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University as a science major. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Professional Fraternity, and with an appreciation for music, she played the flute in the University Band. She married Dr. Wilton Anderson, a 1938 graduate of Northwestern, a former Trustee of the Northwestern Foundation and Chair of the Accounting Department at Oklahoma State University at the time of his retirement. The Anderson gift was entered into the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Matching Program to double its impact.

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  2. Marvel/Smith Academic/Performance Enrichment Endowed Lectureship

    Dr. John and Frances Smith (Marvel) graduated from Northwestern State College in 1946. During Dr. Marvel's forty years of leadership in public and private education administration, he served as President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Secretary and Board Member of the American Council of Education; Secretary/Treasurer of the National Commission of Accreditation; Institute of International Education Board Member; University of Oklahoma Board of Advocates; and as a Trustee of Hawaii Loa College, College of Santa Fe and Iliff School School of Theology. Frances received an honorary doctorate from Adams State College. In 2005, Dr. John and Frances Marvel generously recognized Northwestern's contributions to their academic and professional lives. Their gift created an endowed lectureship to establish an enrichment program that can be academic or performance in nature and will rotate from year to year. Dr. Marvel said, "Northwestern not only expanded my personal and professional opportunities in life, it introduced me to a well-educated and gifted partner."

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  1. Dorothy J. Reichenberger Chair in Music

    Dorothy (Teutschmann) Reichenberger was born and raised in California. Dorothy married Donovan Reichenberger in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1958. They lived in various locations while Donovan served in the U.S. Navy, moving to Alva in 1963. After 47 years of marriage, Dorothy passed away in 2005. Devout in her religion, Dorothy was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Dorothy and Donovan wanted to give back to Northwestern because they were committed to supporting the institution. Over the last four decades, they have enjoyed a close connection to Northwestern and were more than happy at the opportunity to give back. This is their legacy and they wanted to make it a lasting one. Dorothy loved all types of music, so she and Donovan attended many Northwestern musical programs over the years. They chose to support the music program because they saw how it enriched thousands of lives in Northwest Oklahoma and Southern Kansas. As part of their legacy, Dorothy and Donovan gave to ensure the music department would always be funding to meet the needs of future generations in Northwest Oklahoma.

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  2. Friends of Choral Music Endowed Lectureship

    Dr. Dennis Weigand and his wife, Janet, established the Friends of Choral Music Lectureship Endowment to benefit the Northwestern Choral Music Department. The couple participated in choral activities while attending Northwestern. Although both pursued careers in the medical field, they continue to enjoy life surrounded by music. Dennis graduated from Northwestern in 1960 with degrees in biology and chemistry. He then graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1963. After serving in the United States Army, he returned to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences where he taught and practiced medicine for 30 years prior to retirement. Janet received her pre-nursing education at Northwestern. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Nursing in 1961. She practiced at the Children's Memorial Hospital and at medical clinics in Oklahoma City prior to her retirement in 2000. The Friends of Choral Music Lectureship endowment provides funds for program support or any special needs of the Northwestern Choral Music Department.

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  3. Helen Patterson Endowed Lectureship in Music

    The Helen Patterson Lectureship for Academic Enrichment was established in 2008 in honor of Helen Irene (Leeper) Patterson. The lectureship benefits the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Music program that gave Mrs. Patterson so much joy. She attended as many music events on campus as she could and especially looked forward to the symphonies. Born on a farm northeast of Dacoma in 1918, she earned her nursing degree from the Wichita St. Francis School of Nursing. She worked at the Alva and Hardtner, Kansas, hospitals and later moved to Wichita, Kansas, where she married C. R. Patterson in 1971. Mrs. Patterson worked as an office nurse for 15 years before moving back to Alva. The purpose of the endowment is to provide funding for academic enrichment. Mrs. Patterson's bequest encourages professional development of the music faculty and staff of the university by providing additional funds for travel and training and increases the educational and performance opportunities available to Northwestern students and faculty, as well as the public of Northwest Oklahoma. Mrs. Patterson's gift was entered into the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Matching Program to double its value.

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  1. Jake and Jayne Lindsay Endowed Chair in Natural Science

    A native of Okeene, OK, Jake graduated from Northwestern in 1942 with a degree in Education. While attending Northwestern, he was the president of the Wranglers Club, president of Delta Tau Gamma fraternity, a yell leader and very active in student government. He met the love of his life on campus and married Virginia Jayne Jones in 1945. Jake's leadership qualities continued to flourish after he left campus and became a very successful business man in the Oklahoma City area. His love for his alma mater was demonstrated as he served on the Northwestern Foundation Board of Trustees from 1983-1987. The Endowed Chair in Natural Science was established in 2002 by Jake and Jayne Lindsay. With their bequest, they created an endowed faculty chair to assist the faculty and students in the science department at Northwestern. As part of their legacy, Jake and Jayne gave to ensure that the Natural Science program would always have funds to meet the needs of future generations at Northwestern.

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  1. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing I

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  2. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing II

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  3. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing III

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  4. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing IV

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  5. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing IX

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  6. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing V

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  7. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing VI

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  8. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing VII

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  9. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing VIII

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  10. Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair in Nursing X

    The Charles Morton Share Trust Endowed Chair for Nursing was established by the Charles Morton Share Trust. The purpose of this chair is to provide funds for teaching positions in the area of nursing. The trust was created in 1959 by Charles Morton Share, a long-time resident of Alva, Oklahoma. It was created to identify and support programs, organizations and institutions which provide new or enhanced opportunities for charitable and educational purposes. The Charles Morton Share Trust is pleased to support the development of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Northwestern by the establishment of this Endowed Chair for Nursing.

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  11. Janet Hart Cordell Endowed Chair in Nursing

    The Janet Hard Cordell Chair in Nursing was established to recognize Janet's dedication to improving the health of others. Janet started volunteering with the Red Cross in 1959 at 10 years of age. She graduated from nursing school in 1972 and Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has volunteered as a preceptor for nursing students, taught nursing classes, and been on many medical mission trips to underdeveloped countries. Janet served as the executive director for the Enid Health Clinic. She received the March of Dimes Woman of Achievement in Medicine, National Multiple Sclerosis Services Hall of Fame recognition, and Red Cross Nurse Volunteer of the Year. The Janet Hart Cordell Chair in Nursing was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  12. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing I

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  13. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing II

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  14. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing III

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  15. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing IV

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  16. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing IX

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  17. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing V

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  18. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing VI

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  19. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing VII

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  20. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing VIII

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  21. Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing X

    The Wisdom Family Endowed Chair in Nursing was established by the Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of C. W. and Grace Wisdom. C. W. and Grace Wisdom were married in 1946 in Kansas City, MO., and moved to Alva in 1958. They had three daughters, Peggy J., Dianna Sue, and Cindy. C. W. and Grace Wisdom's commitment to education at Northwestern led to the establishment of the Wisdom Family Foundation to support education in the arts, agriculture, and health/medicine. The Wisdom family is pleased to support the development of a rural advanced practice nursing program at Northwestern. This endowment provides funds for one teaching position in the area of nursing.

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  1. Jake and Jayne Lindsay Endowed Professorship in Health and Sports Science Education

    A native of Okeene, OK, Jake graduated from Northwestern in 1942 with a degree in Education. While attending Northwestern, he was the president of the Wranglers Club, president of Delta Tau Gamma fraternity, a yell leader and very active in student government. He met the love of his life on campus and married Virginia Jayne Jones in 1945. Jake's leadership qualities continued to flourish after he left campus and became a very successful business man in the Oklahoma City area. His love for his alma mater was demonstrated as he served on the Northwestern Foundation Board of Trustees from 1983-1987. The Endowed Professorship in Health and Sports Science Education was established in 2002 by Jake and Jayne Lindsay. With their bequest, they created an endowed professorship to assist the faculty and students in the Health and Sports Science Education program at Northwestern. As part of their legacy, Jake and Jayne gave to ensure that the Health and Sports Science Education program would always have funds to meet the needs of future generations at Northwestern.

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  1. Citizens of Enid Endowed Chair in Psychology

    The Citizens of Enid Chair in Psychology was established to support and enhance education in Enid. Enid citizens chose, through the passing of a higher education tax, to elevate higher education as a major priority for their community. In doing so, they funded the chair in psychology to enhance the education of students through the employment of high level professors and access to cutting edge materials necessary to provide instruction at the highest level. The Citizens of Enid Chair in Psychology was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  1. Dr. Joe Dollins Scholarship

    The Dr. Joe Dollins Scholarship was established in 1999 by Mrs. Jo Anne Gilbert, daughter of the late Dr. Joe Dollins. Dr. Dollins served with distinction as a faculty member at Northwestern from 1946-48 and then again from September 1957 until his untimely death in 1970. This endowment was funded to honor Dr. Dollins who dedicated his life to education. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to the students of Northwestern who demonstrate strong effort toward scholarship and moral values. Continuing students from any major area of study are eligible for this award.

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  1. Dr. Anna B. Fisher Endowed Chair in Biology

    For over fifty years, Dr. Anna B. Fisher walked the sidewalks of Northwestern Oklahoma State University as a professor, Chairman of the Biology Department, and secretary for the Northwestern Foundation. She is best known for her work with students who wanted and attained success in the medical field. Dr. Fisher was a very energetic person who strived to get the best from her students and help them realize their potential to do great things. Jerome Reichenberger, M. D. of Phoenix, AZ, donated the funds for this chair because he credited his medical career to Dr. Fisher's drive and support. "I wanted to give this chair in honor of Dr. Anna B. Fisher in grateful recognition of her dedication to her students," Reichenberger said. Reichenberger chose to give to the Biology Department to strengthen the program and remember the legacy of Dr. Fisher.

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  2. J. Louis Bouchard Endowed Professorship in Biology

    The J. Louis Bouchard Endowed Professorship in Biology was established by Dr. Jerome Reichenberger to honor Bouchard for both the significant influence the professor had on his education and the service he gave to Northwestern. Bouchard, Ph. D., was a professor of Biology and retired from Northwestern in 1980 after 28 years on the university faculty. He loved Northwestern and the students he taught. Reichenberger remembered him as an excellent teacher and considered him a friend. "My dear students and friends - another sermonette! Twenty-eight years at Northwestern only strengthened my belief that no man is and island. A man cannot exist of, by and for himself. He must act and interact. He must love and be loved or he perishes. You have loved me well. That kept me going. Your kindness of the past - while you were with me - will sustain me in my future days. You are loved. You are still 'my children'. Thank you." Written by Bouchard. 1916-1983

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  1. Citizens of Enid Endowed Chair in Social Work

    The Citizens of Enid Chair in Social Work was established to support and enhance education in Enid and to meet the growing demand for graduates in social work. Enid citizens chose, through the passing of a higher education tax, to elevate higher education as a major priority for their community. In doing so, they created the Citizens of Enid Chair in Social Work. This chair will provide Northwestern students at the Enid campus access to highly skilled professors adept at preparing students for a successful career in social work. The Citizens of Enid Chair in Social Work was established as one of ten chairs funded as part of an agreement between the Enid Higher Education Authority, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwestern Foundation. A higher education tax to support and enrich higher education in the Enid community was proposed by the Enid Higher Education Authority, then passed and funded by the outstanding citizens of Enid.

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  2. Jake and Jayne Lindsay Endowed Chair in Social Work

    A native of Okeene, OK, Jake graduated from Northwestern in 1942 with a degree in Education. While attending Northwestern, he was the president of the Wranglers Club, president of Delta Tau Gamma fraternity, a yell leader and very active in student government. He met the love of his life on campus and married Virginia Jayne Jones in 1945. Jake's leadership qualities continued to flourish after he left campus and became a very successful business man in the Oklahoma City area. His love for his alma mater was demonstrated as he served on the Northwestern Foundation Board of Trustees from 1983-1987. The Endowed Chair in Social Work was established in 2002 by Jake and Jayne Lindsay. With their bequest, they created an endowed faculty chair to assist the faculty and students in the Social Work Department at Northwestern. As part of their legacy, Jake and Jayne gave to ensure that Northwestern could retain top-notch faculty in the field of Social Work to produce successful students for the future.

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  1. Donovan Reichenberger Chair in Theatre II

    Donovan Reichenberger established his second endowed chair in theater to further enhance collegiate theater in northwest Oklahoma and southwest Kansas. His passion for fine arts is evident in his dedicated attendance at performances and his support of the music and theater programs at Northwestern. His contributions have afforded numerous students with a quality fine arts education; those students and their professors have, in turn, provided countless hours of entertainment to area patrons. Born in Mt. Hope, Kan., and a graduate of Sharon, Kansas, High school, he married Dorothy Teutschmann in 1958. Following 18 years of Naval service, he graduated from Northwestern State College in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science. Reichenberger earned his master's degree at Wichita State University before joining the Northwestern History faculty in 1967. In December 1992, he retired after 25 years of service. Since his retirement, Reichenberger has become one of the university's most generous benefactors and has worked to ensure the funds invested by the Northwestern Foundation earn their greatest potential.

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  2. Donovan Reichenberger Chair in Theatre III

    Donovan Reichnberger established his third Endowed Chair in Theatre to further enhance collegiate theatre in northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas. His passion for fine arts is evident in his dedicated attendance at performances and his support of the music and theatre programs at Northwestern. His contributions have afforded numerous students with a quality fine arts education; those students and their professors have in turn, provided countless hours of entertainment to area patrons. Born in Mt. Hope, Kan., and a graduate of Sharon, Kansas, High School, he married Dorothy Teutschmann in 1958. Following 18 years of Naval service, he graduated from Northwestern State College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science. Reichenberger earned his master’s degree at Wichita State University before joining the Northwestern History faculty in 1967. In December 1992, he retired from Northwestern after 25 years of service. Since his retirement, Reichenberger has become one of the university’s most generous benefactors and has worked to ensure the funds invested by the Northwestern Foundation earn their greatest potential.

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  3. Donovan Reichenberger Chair in Theatre IV

    Donovan Reichnberger established his fourth Endowed Chair in Theatre to further enhance collegiate theatre in northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas. His passion for fine arts is evident in his dedicated attendance at performances and his support of the music and theatre programs at Northwestern. His contributions have afforded numerous students with a quality fine arts education; those students and their professors have in turn, provided countless hours of entertainment to area patrons. Born in Mt. Hope, Kan., and a graduate of Sharon, Kansas, High School, he married Dorothy Teutschmann in 1958. Following 18 years of Naval service, he graduated from Northwestern State College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science. Reichenberger earned his master’s degree at Wichita State University before joining the Northwestern History faculty in 1967. In December 1992, he retired from Northwestern after 25 years of service. Since his retirement, Reichenberger has become one of the university’s most generous benefactors and has worked to ensure the funds invested by the Northwestern Foundation earn their greatest potential.

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  4. Donovan Reichenberger Endowed Chair in Theatre I

    Donovan Reichenberger established his first endowed chair in theater to further enhance collegiate theater in northwest Oklahoma and southwest Kansas. His passion for fine arts is evident in his dedicated attendance at performances and his support of the music and theater programs at Northwestern. His contributions have afforded numerous students with a quality fine arts education; those students and their professors have, in turn, provided countless hours of entertainment to area patrons. Born in Mt. Hope, Kan., and a graduate of Sharon, Kansas, High school, he married Dorothy Teutschmann in 1958. Following 18 years of Naval service, he graduated from Northwestern State College in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science. Reichenberger earned his master's degree at Wichita State University before joining the Northwestern History faculty in 1967. In December 1992, he retired after 25 years of service. Since his retirement, Reichenberger has become one of the university's most generous benefactors and has worked to ensure the funds invested by the Northwestern Foundation earn their greatest potential.

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  1. Grace V. Wisdom Endowed Chair in Visual Arts I

    Grace Wisdom, a friend of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, grew up in Okeene, Oklahoma, where she graduated from high school in 1943. She attended Oklahoma A&M before marrying C. W. Wisdom in 1946. Grace and C. W. made their home in Okeene prior to moving to Alva in 1958, upon purchase of Alva State Bank. They had three daughters, Peggy J., a 1968 Northwestern graduate, Dianna Sue, and Cynthia, a 1978 Northwestern graduate. Following the death of C. W., Grace served as chair of the Board of Alva State Bank & Trust Company, its branch in Enid, and the First National Bank of Okeene. Under her leadership, the bank established a branch in Burlington. An art lover and recreational artist herself, Grace's pastimes include ceramics, drawing, woodwork, floral arranging, sculpting and painting, especially with watercolors. The Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. established the Grace V. Wisdom Endowed Chair in 2008 to honor Grace and her lifelong passion for the Visual Arts, while promoting education at Northwestern.

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  2. Grace V. Wisdom Endowed Chair in Visual Arts II

    Grace Wisdom, a friend of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, grew up in Okeene, Oklahoma, where she graduated from high school in 1943. She attended Oklahoma A&M before marrying C. W. Wisdom in 1946. Grace and C. W. made their home in Okeene prior to moving to Alva in 1958, upon purchase of Alva State Bank. They had three daughters, Peggy J., a 1968 Northwestern graduate, Dianna Sue, and Cynthia, a 1978 Northwestern graduate. Following the death of C. W., Grace served as chair of the Board of Alva State Bank & Trust Company, its branch in Enid, and the First National Bank of Okeene. Under her leadership, the bank established a branch in Burlington. An art lover and recreational artist herself, Grace's pastimes include ceramics, drawing, woodwork, floral arranging, sculpting and painting, especially with watercolors. The Wisdom Family Foundation, Inc. established the Grace V. Wisdom Endowed Chair in 2010 to honor Grace and her lifelong passion for the Visual Arts, while promoting education at Northwestern.

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  1. Sue Hildreth Fellers Endowed Chair in Vocal Music

    The Sue Hildreth Fellers Vocal Music Chair was established in honor of Sue Hildreth Fellers and her passion of the musical arts. Fellers, who grew up in Mooreland, Oklahoma, has an evident love for music. This was exemplified in her pursuit of a bachelor's degree in both vocal music and piano from Northwestern. She graduated in 1964 determined to share that passion with others. She taught music at Burlington Public Schools for three years, then returned home to raise her two children. She continued sharing her love of music by teaching private lessons and remaining active in music at the First Baptist Church of Cherokee. The Sue Hildreth Fellers Endowed Chair in Vocal Music recognizes Fellers' love for both music and Northwestern, while benefitting students with a quality education in vocal music.

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