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.

Jimalea Patterson has always been an Oklahoma State University fan. After meeting her husband, Kenny, during her time at OSU, to her daughter graduating from OSU, to attending grandparent university with her grandchildren, she bleeds orange in the best possible way.

Stillwater resident Sheron Allen recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of learning to play the piano.  A retired social worker and grandmother, Allen attended Introduction to Piano at the Seretean Center, one of many great opportunities to connect on campus through the College of Arts and Sciences Outreach non-credit programs. 

Dr. Tristan Wu has been selected as a 2018 Western Social Science Association’s Outstanding Emerging Scholar Award recipient. Recipients of this award have been active in his or her discipline for less than five years after receiving their Ph.D. Dr. Wu graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 before coming to Oklahoma State. He teaches emergency management and disaster response courses. Since receiving his Ph.D., Wu has published several works in over five emergency and disaster management journals.


William “Bus” Jaco was selected as the 2017 Eminent Faculty Award winner at the Oklahoma State University Awards Convocation on Dec. 6 at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center. The award recognizes the highest level of scholarly achievement at OSU. Jaco is a Regents professor and head of the department of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Following extended conversations between OSUIT and the main Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, students will have a more seamless pathway to continuing their education and graduating with a baccalaureate degree from OSU. The new transfer agreements help students who secure an associate’s degree in business or pre-professional studies from OSUIT to then obtain a four-year degree at OSU-Stillwater.

Oklahoma State University Sociology professor Tamara (Tammy) Mix was recently honored as the Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor in Rural Sociology. The professorship is awarded for three years, with intent to bring distinction to the College of Arts and Sciences through research in sociology.

Heidi Hoffer, a professor in OSU's Department of Theatre, spent time in Islamabad, Pakistan, with Theatre Wallay learning the ways of the Pakastani theatre and assisting them in bringing technology to the theatre in the form of design expertise and lighting systems. Hoffer recently returned from her trip and answered a few questions about her experience: