Publications for 2019

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      Harold Hamm Foundation makes $34 million gift to OU diabetes center

      The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at OU Medicine received its largest gift to date with a 10-year, $34 million commitment from the Harold Hamm Foundation.

      The newest pledge to the University of Oklahoma Foundation continues Hamm’s longtime support of the diabetes center, or HHDC, which already includes more than $30 million in gifts since 20...

      Ardmore institute gift launches Culinary Medicine Program at OU-Tulsa

      As an emergency room physician, Lori Whelan spends a lot of time treating patients who suffer from chronic diseases.

      “When we see someone come in with a heart attack, save their life, and then see them come back three months later with the same issue, this shows how medicine isn’t always addressing the root of the problem,” said Whelan, a...

      Steve and Leslie Ives establish OU Sports Management Fellowships

      From earliest childhood, Steve Ives was fascinated by sports.

      “I played sports, I watched sports, I was a sports fanatic,” the president of Oklahoma City-based Cheyenne Petroleum Co. remembers fondly. “I would read all the statistics in the newspaper and study and analyze them. But when I was trying to determine what my career would be as...

      OU Foundation Board of Trustees adds members

      The University of Oklahoma Foundation Board of Trustees welcomed one new and one returning member at its quarterly meeting in February. Dan Evatt will begin his first term, while Don Smitherman rejoins the board after a three-year absence.

      The OU Foundation Board of Trustees is composed of professionals from such fields as finance, law, bu...

      Nolan family returns to make a difference at OU

      After a certain age, it’s not uncommon for people to look back on their lives with a sense of regret over opportunities lost or paths not chosen – should have earned that degree, should have spent more time with the kids, should have taken that job.

      Boyd Nolan looks back and wishes he would have come home sooner. The University of Oklahoma...

      Surprise bequest from devoted couple provides scholarships in the natural sciences

      Brilliant, devoted and extremely private, Kenneth and Joye Harwell surely would have brushed aside accolades for a $3.18 million estate gift to the University of Oklahoma Foundation.

      But they deserve every word.

      OU was one of four universities recently to receive equal portions of the Harwells’ estate. Though Joye Harwell was an O...

      Long-held Frakes Endowment grows beyond donor's wildest imaginings

      Twenty-seven years ago, Margaret Frakes couldn’t have imagined what one simple sentence in her will would mean to University of Oklahoma students.

      Margaret, a 1935 graduate, made OU the sole beneficiary of her estate. When she died in 1994 at age 79, the OU Foundation established the Russel and Margaret Frakes Memorial Scholarship using m...

      Entrepreneur's talents transform into scholarships for OU veterans

      The entrepreneurial spirit of a World War II veteran and Tulsa businessman has turned into educational opportunities for veterans and active-duty military members at the University of Oklahoma.

      The Lou and Connie Miller Charitable Foundation recently made a $100,000 installment as part of a five-year, $500,000 pledge to the OU Foundation...

      Dr. Lucy Freeman Smith Endowed Scholarship celebrates pioneering public school superintendent

      As one of few female Oklahoma school superintendents, Lucy Freeman Smith opened the door for women who followed in her footsteps. Her friends, family and former students are making sure the door stays open though a new scholarship established at the University of Oklahoma Foundation.

      The Dr. Lucy Freeman Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship...

      OU Foundation honors 2018 Lottinville Scholars

      Five outstanding University of Oklahoma sophomores have been named recipients of the prestigious 2018 Rita H. Lottinville Prize. The students received their awards and were honored during a December luncheon hosted by OU Foundation President and CEO Guy L. Patton and OU Senior Vice President and Provost Kyle Harper.

      The five 2018 Lottinvil...