Jerry Hudson (posthumously)
Jerry Hudson bled orange. He loved all things OSU, especially sports. After earning his bachelor’s degree and MBA from OSU, he began what would become a distinguished career in banking, with his longest run as president and CEO of Valley National Bank. He finished his career by stepping away from banking and becoming the executive vice president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Hudson’s leadership, business acumen and health care experience made him the ideal candidate to lead the OSU Medical Authority & Trust, which owns the OSU Medical Center. Hudson unexpectedly passed away in August 2018, but his legacy lives on as the OSU Medical Center continues to flourish for the greater good of Oklahoma and leads the nation in producing exceptional osteopathic physicians.
Ted Haynes has long been a champion of health, of rural communities and of OSU-Tulsa. Haynes grew up on his parents’ cotton farm in Roscoe, Texas, a rural community of about 1,300 people. He and his wife, Shiela, moved to Tulsa in 2012, where he served as president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma until October 2018. Haynes’ alma maters include Stephen F. Austin State University and Southern Methodist University; however he and his wife have been huge supporters of OSU. Their connection deepened when their son graduated from OSU in December 2015. Under Haynes’ leadership, BCBSOK joined OSU’s prestigious Proud & Immortal Society, which recognizes supporters who have given $1 million or more to OSU. BCBSOK has supported several areas within the OSU system including scholarships, telemedicine and Project ECHO. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Patient Waiting Area in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building is named in honor of BCBSOK’s generosity to OSU Center for Health Sciences.
Gary L. Trennepohl Ph.D.
OSU-Tulsa exists as it is today largely due to the efforts of Gary Trennepohl. Named the first president of OSU-Tulsa in 1999, Trennepohl led the campus’ transition from the four-institution University Center at Tulsa to an urban comprehensive research university. A native Tulsan, Trennepohl earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, a MBA from Utah State University and, after serving in the U.S. Air Force, a doctorate from Texas Tech University. He has held faculty and administrative appointments at Texas A&M University, University of Missouri-Columbia and Arizona State University and was Dean of the OSU College of Business Administration, now the Spears School of Business. Trennepohl recognized the importance of integrating OSU-Tulsa into the Tulsa community and served on the boards of many Tulsa nonprofit organizations. In 2009, much to his students’ delight, he returned to a full-time faculty position and taught classes in Tulsa and Stillwater until retiring in 2015. He was recognized for his contributions to Tulsa and higher education when he was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Tulsa Hall of Fame in 2015. In 2014, Trennepohl received the OSU Loyal and True award, which honors those who personify the spirit of OSU through unwavering devotion and personal sacrifice.
Glenda Love Williams
Glenda Love Williams has long been a champion of education and the Tulsa community. She served as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House in Tulsa for 23 years, supporting families of seriously ill or injured children at Tulsa hospitals. An advocate for women, Williams served on the board for Resonance and the Tulsa’s Women Foundation. She is currently the program director for Stand in the Gap Ministries for Widows. As a member of OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees for 10 years, Williams helped guide the university’s growth in Tulsa and community outreach efforts. During that time, she chaired the committee to create the historical marker on Standpipe Hill, located on the OSU-Tulsa campus, to commemorate the landmark’s role in the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Williams also served on the University Center at Tulsa Board of Trustees for 15 years, dedicated to supporting the development of higher education in Tulsa with a focus on OSU-Tulsa and Langston University. Williams has been honored extensively for her commitment to her community, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017.
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- Cherokee Nation
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- Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
- Billie and Howard Barnett
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
- Shiela and Ted Haynes
- George Kaiser Family Foundation
- John W & Jerry E Marshall Foundation
- Oklahoma State University & the OSU Foundation
- Osteopathic Founders Foundation
- Sandra and Gary Trennepohl Ph.D.
- Jack Allen Family Education Foundation
- Bank of Oklahoma
- Bryan Close
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- The Hon. Terence Kern and Jeanette Kern
- Christian and Robert Leikam
- Osage Casino Hotel
- Kayse Shrum D.O. and Darren Shrum
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- Kayla and Scott Vaughn
- Marilyn and Cal Vogt
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- Jessica and Jeffrey Brooks
- Ellen and Ron Bussert
- The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
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- Pamela Fry Ed.D. and Don Fry Ph.D.
- Marilyn and Ed Keller
- Jan and Ron King
- KKT Architects, Inc.
- Kyle Family Foundation
- Jami and John Longacre
- Miami Women's Clinic
- MidAmerica Industrial Park
- OSU-CHS Alumni Association
- Tina and Lance Parkhill
- Marnie and Bill Pettit D.O.
- Regent Bank and Angela and Sean Kouplen
- April and Jim Ryan
- St. John Health System
- Sarah-Ann Stephens Pharm.D. and Johnny Stephens Pharm.D.
- Anchor Stone Company
- Andrea Nielsen-Bartlett and Gary Bartlett
- Allison and Chris Benge
- Betty and Montie Box
- Walli and Bobby Daniel D.O.
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- Charlotte and Wade Edmundson
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- Don Lowther
- Pat and Bill McKamey
- Stacey and Tom McKeon
- Lucia and John O'Connor
- Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine
- Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
- OSU Spears School of Business
- Jane and Henry Primeaux
- Hannah and Joe Robson
- Schnake Turnbo Frank
- Sid Smith
- Tulsa Community College Foundation
- Webco Industries, Inc.
- Susie and Don Wellendorf
- Cindy and LeRoy Young D.O.