April/May Newsletter

Scholarship Update
I will call this the “Maypril” edition! I hope all of you have thawed out after the (hopefully) last snow of the spring. This is one of the reasons we love Colorado, right??? As the sun comes out and melts the winter wonders away, it also shines on our scholarship committee.

Under the direction of Haley Wallace, I am please to share with you that we have once again awarded over $10,000 (3rd year in a row) in scholarships for the Class of 2021! There will be 11 tremendous high school students that will be receiving the scholarship dollars that our members have so generously given through club memberships and our through our tremendous sponsors for 2016-17. A HUGE THANK YOU AND SHOUT OUT to you for your donations. I also wanted to make sure we also thank our Scholarship Committee (Shelby, Jordi, Lauren, Rachel and Mikki) for their time and dedication to our cause.

We have great support here in the Rocky Mountains for our future Sooners. I will be sharing the list of our recipients in an upcoming newsletter. So my ask of our supporters out there is to keep this momentum going and keep your membership active year after year as we look to 2022 and beyond.
EMBA in Energy Denver Happy Hour
I am happy to share that representatives from the OU’s Price College of Business will be in Denver this upcoming week for a happy hour. If you are interested in furthering your educational endeavors, please consider joining us to learn more about this online executive program. You will also have the chance to meet program alumni and other industry professionals interested in furthering their energy careers, as you explore the energy degree completed in less than 15 months.

Here are the details:
Thursday, May 4, 2017; 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Corner Office Restaurant – 1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

RSVP Here: https://eemba.wufoo.com/forms/k39qajy13kob6m/
If you cannot make it out, please feel free to reach out to Mary Lurry at 405.325.4139 (office) or marylurry@ou.edu.

Networking Breakfast Update
Your OU Club of Colorado is still in process of selecting the venue for the upcoming Sooners@Sunrise networking event. We hope this will become a regular event to help support the local Sooner community through building connections in the Denver metropolitan area. The goal is to rotate these networking events to different parts of the city.

If you are interested in hosting one of these breakfasts at your company office, please email us at ouclubofco@gmail.com.  Hosting is a great way of giving back to the Sooner community here in Denver. I record over 2,500 alumni in the area according to LinkedIn. I will be reaching out to you all soon to build this professional group.

Sooner Scoop

We had a great turnout for the OU Club of Colorado Night Out with the Nuggets/Thunder, over 30! Whichever team you were rooting for, we got to see a great game and history made as Westbrook passed the Big O for the most all-time triple-doubles in a season. Here is hoping for a better season for both squads next year.

Too many to count for the opening of Billy Sims BBQ in the Springs earlier this month. We could have used a few more at the Meet & Greet with Billy Sims, but he will be back in June for the opening of the Billy Sims BBQ in Edgewater. Check out their website for more details including the official opening date. We will plan something special during that opening as well. Stay tuned….there might be a few more legends to meet.

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