Lee and the late Peggy Mackey, natives of Alva, Okla, were married in 1975. The Mackey’s attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University for some time before Lee transferred to Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. He graduated with a degree in animal husbandry. Peggy later returned to work at Northwestern.
The Mackey’s farmed and ranched their entire lives in the Alva area. Two of their four children are Northwestern alumni. Lee is passionate about supporting Northwestern and sees the value it brings to Northwest Oklahoma.
Lee and Peggy established this scholarship because of the great benefit that quality nurses and business owners bring to the area. Lee wishes to help students continue their education and finish their degrees so that they can be productive citizens in their communities and strong professionals in their careers.
“Establishing this scholarship will help Northwestern recruit and educate students in the fields of business and nursing,” said Dr. Janet Cunningham, President, Northwestern Oklahoma State University. “Peggy would be proud of the legacy she has helped to build and we are grateful to Lee for understanding the importance of investing in our students.”
Applicants for the Lee and Peggy Mackey Scholarship must be full-time continuing students majoring in business or nursing with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Preference will be given to applicants from Woods County. To be considered, students must complete the scholarship application form through the Financial Aide Office on any Northwestern campus. The scholarship may be applied toward university-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
For more information on the Lee and Peggy Mackey Scholarship, or about investing in Northwestern students, call Skeeter Bird, CEO, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association at 580-327-8599 or email him at [email protected].
Photo: Peggy and Lee Mackey