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The voices of History Although the Oklahoma Oral History

Roy “Cole” Hinds ’78, geol, is a senior geologic adviser for devon Energy. His daughter Rebecca graduated from OSU last spring, and his daughter Rian currently attends OSU.

Research Program has been hard at work documenting the stories of Oklahoma for several years, it officially “opened its doors” this spring. the program, housed in newly completed offices on the second floor of the Edmon Low Library,

Jan Hubbard ’78, mgmt, is an attorney for derryberry and naifeh law firm in Oklahoma City. Her practice areas include professional responsibility, administrative law, criminal defense and general civil litigation.

provides space for oral history staff and faculty and serves as the public consultation area for the library’s oral history collections. the OSU library is seeking private funding to create an endowed chair for the head of the Oral History Program. A gift of $500,000 or more will create an endowment to support travel, continued education and program development. Chairs qualify to receive matching funds from the Oklahoma State Regents. An endowed chair or professorship is one of many ways to support the library’s oral history endeavors. Opportunities are available to establish scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students working for the oral history program. those will be doubled if they meet the criteria of the Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match (read more on page 59). gifts of any size can offset the costs of travel, equipment and transcription, and a major gift will name the program. to contribute, contact george Wendt, associate vice president of development, at 405-385-5125 or gwendt@ Learn more about the projects and listen to interviews from the program’s website at www.

O-STATE Stories, a project of the OSU Library’s Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, chronicles the rich history, heritage and traditions of OSU. For information or to propose interviews, contact Jerry gill at 405-744-1631 or email

Larry Patterson ’78, eng, and his wife, kathy ’78 elem ed, are retired and enjoy traveling full time in their motor coach although they still call tulsa home. Cathy George Dillard ’79, dHM, ’83, M.S., appl beh studies, is proud of her son, derick, who portrayed one of OSU’s Pistol Petes for 2009-2010, like his father, the late Rick W. dillard, did from 1976 to 1978. Cathy recently learned her mother’s side of the family is related to Frank Eaton, the real-life inspiration for Pistol Pete.

’80s Todd Humphrey ’80, org admin, and his wife, Cindy, ’79, psych, are parents of a son, Madden, who will graduate from OSU this spring, and a daughter, Morgan, a sophomore at the University of denver. todd is president of Humphrey and guarantee Abstract Co., and he and Cindy own Pastimes Restaurant in Enid. Trey Smart ’80, journ, recently celebrated 28 years of service with First Baptist East Church, where he is minister of education. Carol (Aaron) Maciula ’81, spec ed, ’96, M.S., app behav studies, and her husband, Robert, are new grandparents of Ainsley Jane Peters (daughter of OSU graduate Andrea (Maciula) Peters and Chris Peters) and Mai Blaklee Maciula (daughter of OSU graduates Philip and Aleia (Vest) Maciula). Mark Stinchcomb ’81, mech ag, works as an account manager for Ridley Block Operations. His daughter Calli Anne married Sam Mcnickle last June, and they both teach in Edmond, Okla.

Bob Sims ’82, mktg, senior vice president of industrial Piping Specialists inc., and his wife, DeAnn, are proud of their oldest daughter, a recent OSU graduate now working in San Antonio, and their youngest daughter, a junior at OSU. Brent D. Bowen ’83, pol sci, ’89, Ed.d., is professor and head of aviation at Purdue University. Felix M. Cue ’85, Ph.d., econ, is a professor at interAmerican University. He co-authored a book in 2009 that is for sale in bookstores and universities in Puerto Rico. Rhesa Funk ’85, journ, owns Funk Promo Products, a promotional products company near St. Louis, Mo., that has expanded to all 50 states. Rick Scanlan ’85, mgmt, ’89, mgmt sci and comp syst, is director of sales engineering for Accusoft Pegasus. His daughter Hilary is a graduate student in speech pathology at OSU. William neil Thomas ’85, acct, married his wife, Lisa, on July 31, 2004, in texas. He has been a member of the Army Reserves for 32 years, owned a business in the tax industry since 1997 and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in iraq in 2006-2007. Anne Marie Levens ’86, soc, ’89, M.S., bus ed, retired in 2008 and enjoys traveling in her motor home with her newlywed husband, david Martin, who has become a Cowboy fan. Richard L. Moore Jr. ’86, ag econ, has become president of Empire truck, a family business started by his grandfather in 1956. Richard has been employed there since 1988.

’90s Linda Savage Hale ’90, elem ed, teaches sixth-graders at Hominy Public Schools. Her husband, James, is police chief in Cleveland, Okla., and both of their daughters are OSU graduates. Tammy Lee ’90, mktg, works as manager of aftermarket sales for John deere and is president of the Kansas City Cowboys, the local alumni association chapter.


STATE Magazine, Spring 2010  

STATE Magazine is the official magazine of Oklahoma State University.

STATE Magazine, Spring 2010  

STATE Magazine is the official magazine of Oklahoma State University.