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My first thought (looking at the goal of $1 billion) was, ‘Wow, that’s a lot of zeros,’” says Valerie Carpenter, a senior from Jenks.

What a great day,” says OSU President Burns Hargis. “It’s our goal to be the best. It’s audacious. The future is now. It’s our destiny. OSU will have the resources it needs to truly become America’s premier land-grant university. Go Pokes!” PhotoS / gary laWSon & Phil Shockley

I was so shocked to discover the ambitious goal of $1 billion and to know that our generous alumni have done so much to help in the past two years,” says Annie Schwandt, a senior from Enid.

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STATE Magazine, Spring 2010  

STATE Magazine is the official magazine of Oklahoma State University.