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A LOOK BACK It’s hard to imagine just how much a comprehensive campaign can change a university. While Branding Success will be the largest comprehensive campaign in OSU history, it’s not our first. Bringing Dreams to Life launched on June 1, 1994, and had a lasting impact on the university. This is a look back at our first campaign and how it changed the face of Oklahoma State. The original goal was $125 million, but OSU donors went beyond original expectations, allowing the university to continue raising the bar until the campaign ended in June 2000. In fact, the campaign vastly exceeded its goals in each category and eventually more than doubled our initial overall goal, raising $260,483,538. Here are just a few of the notable achievements made during the course of Bringing Dreams to Life: BRINGING DREAMS TO LIFE

T H E I M PAC T • Almost $92 million was given for student scholarships, fellowships and programs. That includes 19 new Presidents Distinguished Scholarships and five new Distinguished Graduate Fellowships, both of which are elite awards attracting premier students to OSU. • More than $15 million was raised for athletics, including the expansion of Gallagher-Iba Arena. The ‘rowdiest arena in the country’ more than doubled in size, keeping its historic feel while providing state-of-the-art amenities. • Nearly $47 million was directed to improving the physical campus. New buildings included the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center, the Advanced Technology Research Center that houses the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, and the Donald W. Reynolds Technology Center at the OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee. Willard Hall, home of the College of Education, was also renovated. • More than $30 million in endowed faculty positions and lectureships were added, including 15 chairs, 12 professorships and 16 lectureships. These positions help us attract and retain the best teachers, researchers and speakers. • More than $4 million was designated for the Edmon Low Library, which included renovating of the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, redesigned to make it a warm, inviting showcase piece for the library and a venue appropriate for various public events. • More than $72 million came in for annual support of programs. This included support for programs such as the OSU-Tulsa Center for Poets & Writers, the OSU-OKC Second Chance Program and Oklahoma Gardening.


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RAISED: $30,316,950 LIBRARY GOAL: $2,000,000

RAISED: $4,195,588 PHYSICAL CAMPUS GOAL: $23,000,000

RAISED: $46,784,064 ATHLETICS GOAL: $12,000,000

RAISED: $15,017,631

STATE Magazine, Spring 2010  

STATE Magazine is the official magazine of Oklahoma State University.