Tara Connor stood at the front of the room, presenting to dozens of communications students ready to network in hopes of finding a potential internship or job. Connor was the keynote speaker at this year’s Communications Networking Event on March 7. The event was hosted by Oklahoma State University’s School of Media and Strategic Communications. Connor, an OSU alumna, remembers the nervousness she had experienced when she was a student at the Communications Networking Event.

School of Media & Strategic Communications alumnae Dani Welniak talks about living her dream as a sports reporter, and offers advice to those who think they would like to do something similar.  


Emily and Patti Drennan copyA pair of OSU College of Arts & Sciences alums is making the art of holiday music a family affair.

Patti Drennan (Music Education, ’74) and Emily Drennan (Economics & Spanish, ’04) have released a new album titled A Mother Daughter Christmas.

The album features over 25 musicians and singers from New York City and is produced by RoxSteady Music. It is the first album the mother-daughter duo have recorded together, despite more than 30 years combined experience in the music.

 The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is installing four new members into the prestigious OSU Hall of Fame.

Sarah Coburn, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be inducted at a ceremony Friday, February 9, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Originally from Tulsa, Jenks High School, Lauren Foley’s first visit to Oklahoma State University immediately attracted her to the college. “As soon as I came on campus for the first time, the very first person I saw said it was “Hello! How are you? It was the family atmosphere that I found here,” she recalled. Lauren had toured other universities, but as soon as she came here, she noticed immediately how friendly and inviting everyone was. “It was that feeling of Cowboy Family that I loved. They were very quick to show me all the opportunities I would have if I did go here.”

Lela Bennett SullivanAn OSU alumna and granddaughter of a former university President has been honored with one of Pi Beta Phi's highest awards.

Lela Bennett Sullivan (B.S. Political Science '67) has received Pi Beta Phi® Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award in honor of her community service. Lela has provided a lifetime of service to the Oklahoma City community, including chairing the YWCA Oklahoma City’s $15 million campaign to provide a new shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Larson R. Keso, DDS, MS, will be the recipient of the 2015 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented at the 115th Annual Session in San Francisco during the Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony May 17. The award recognizes members who have made exemplary contributions to the profession.