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April 19, 2013

OSU recognizes ‘True Cowboys’

DUNCAN — It was a night of recognition for the Stephens County chapter of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association during the first OSU Legacy Night.

The event honored a few of the university’s top local supporters, which were Don Creel, Edwin and Velma Ketchum, and the late John Fisher Thursday evening at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.

“We want to honor alumni or other university sponsors who have a love of OSU and have given of their time, money and dedication,” said Zac Pogue, vice-president of the chapter. “We call them ‘True Cowboys’ because they have that passion and pride for the university.”

Creel is an OSU graduate and lifetime member of the OSU Alumni Association, as was Fisher. Fisher graduated back in 1954 from the university and his daughter LeAnn Sellers accepted his award.

The Ketchum’s have been longtime and extremely dedicated supporters of OSU. Edwin was not able to make it to the event, but served 19 years on OSU’s Board of Regents starting in 1972.

“We love OSU and Edwin traveled all over the world but we always kept up with the football team and loved every minute of it,” said Velma.

“We have an entire room in our home dedicated to OSU and it’s like the Taj Mahal of OSU; you just wouldn’t believe it.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony began the evening symbolizing the chapter joining the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Pistol Pete was in attendance to sign autographs and entertain. Several of those who attended also sat through the Experience Theatre at the Heritage Center, some for the first time.

A portion of ticket proceeds go to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, while the other portion and wine sales go to the Stephens County chapter’s OSU Scholarship fund. Beer was donated by the Chisholm Trail Arts Council and all proceeds from those sales go back to that organization.

“We hope to give out a scholarship next year at this event,” said Pogue.

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