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April Scholarship Newsletter

The scholarship deadline is quickly approaching.  The deadline to turn in any applications is May 1.  If you know an incoming or current OU student from Colorado, please encourage him or her to apply for the club scholarship.  Last year we gave out 10 scholarships totaling $9000.  You can find out more information on how to apply and download the application on our website at: http://ouclubofco.org/scholarships/

Sooner Meet and Greet
Last month we hosted our “Sooner Meet & Greet” for high school seniors that have applied to OU.  We had about 50 people in attendance including 20 students.  The event was a great success, and we look forward to our annual Sooner Send off this summer. 

Our club officers at the March Sooner Meet & Greet (top left: Haley Wallace VP Scholarships, Kristin Bieberly President. Bottom: Haley Wallace, Brent Thompson Watch Party Chairman, Aaron Loggins Member at Large, Kristi-Raye Beaudin VP Membership, Mike Erker Member at Large, Daniel Dayton President Emeritus.)

 Update on Past Scholarship Recipients
Thank you again all for your continued support of the OU Club of Colorado and your generous donations and annual memberships that allow us to raise scholarship money.  We heard back from all of the 2013/2014 scholarship recipients after the start of their school year, and they are all very grateful for the club support and are enjoying their time in Norman.  I included some of their responses below. 
“I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for your extremely generous scholarship.  It is very helpful and appreciated especially because college is very expensive!  I am already really enjoying my time here, and I know OU is a great match for me”                – Miranda S.

“Thank you so very much for the scholarship I was awarded!  I really appreciate what you do in aiding students on their journey at the University of Oklahoma!” – Presten C.

“I wanted to thank you so much for awarding me the generous scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma.  Currently I am a freshman majoring in Petroleum Engineering and plan to pursue additional studies in business. The scholarship provided will be of great assistance this year, and I am so grateful to have been chosen as a recipient”     – Francis G.  

“Thank you so much for the generous alumni scholarship.  Without this award, I would not be able to attend the beautiful University of Oklahoma.  Contributions like these truly make it easier to pay for my valuable education.   Your continued support is greatly appreciated.” – Olivia W. 
About a month ago we reached out to last year’s scholarship winners to see how the past year at OU has been.  Here is what one of the responses from bench scholarship winner, Sydney S.  

Class: Junior
Major or expected major: Broadcast Journalism
1. What has been your favorite or most memorable experience at OU this year?
I have two awesome experiences from this year that stand out.  First, I had the opportunity to take part in the Gaylord College Centennial Celebration.  It was fun getting to meet alumni from my college and hearing their stories.  Second, I went through OU’s Young Life College Leadership Training!  I’m officially a Young Life leader now, and I’ve made so many great friends throughout the process. 
2. What advice do you have for future Sooners from Colorado that will attend OU in the fall?
Get ready to experience the best years of your life!  Make the most out of your journey through college and get involved with campus organizations or clubs.  This is where you will meet your life-long friends. 
3. What has been the biggest surprise living in Oklahoma or attending OU that you did not expect?
I wasn’t expecting OU to be a close-knit community when I first moved here, but over the past three years, I’ve realized that OU is one big family! It’s amazing how friendly and helpful everyone is on our campus. 
4. Any message we can relay to the OU Club of Colorado from you or great stories from your year at OU?
I received a 4.0 GPA during the semester after I received the OU Club of Colorado Bench Scholarship! The money was definitely put to great use. 
5. What is the best part of going to OU and what does being a Sooner mean to you?
The best part of going to OU is being able to get the education I need to accomplish my goals.  I’ve also loved meeting new people.  Being a Sooner gives me so much pride. There’s just something special about that OU Chant… It gives me chills!
6. What are you long or short term goals for your remaining time at OU?
After this semester ends, I will have one full year left at OU.  I have made an Oklahoma bucket list for my remaining time here!  It includes restaurants, local attractions, and OU events that I want to experience before my time here is up.  I’ve also made it my goal to meet as many people as I can and spend as much time with my friends as I can because we will all be going different places after graduation. 
We are so touched to hear how amazing our scholarship recipients are doing at OU.  We will begin our selection process for the 2014/2015 year and announce the winners the in the first week or two in May.  If you have any questions about the scholarship form or process please do not hesitate to contact us at ouclubofco@gmail.com .

OU Club of Colorado President
OU Club of Colorado Officers:
Brandon Todd  
                         VP of Communications
Haley Wallace                           VP of Scholarships
Lori Taylor                                 VP of Fundraising 
Kristi-Raye Beaudin                   VP of Memberships
Brent Thompson                        Watch Party Chair
Mike Erker                                Member at Large  
Aaron Loggins                           Member At Large and Scholarship Committee
Jeremy Beal                              Member At Large
Daniel Dayton                            President Emeritus

June Newsletter

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful Colorado summer! College football is just around the corner, 80 days to be exact. As of now, OU is ranked #5 preseason. The OU Club and Stoney’s have been busy getting ready for the upcoming football season. We will have new raffles, door prizes, game day menus and more! Until then, there are still many things going on with the club to update you all on including the 2012-2013 scholarship recipients, Thunder watch parties, our second annual Sooner Sendoff Reception, t-shirt contest and new website!

2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients
Thank you to everyone that applied for the 2012/2013 scholarship. We received more applicants this year than any other year and were blown away by the talent of the students from Colorado that will be the future Sooners. Also a huge thank you to this year’s chair, Haley Wallace for putting so much time into the committee as well as all the amazing members that donated to the club to make it possible for us to give away these scholarships. Because of your generous donations, we were able to award six individuals with partial scholarships totaling $5500 combined with the club and university matching. This year we are pleased to announce the 2012/2013 scholarship winners from Colorado are:
Kenneth Delano
Annie Durbon
Ashley Golden
Samantha Pusar
Hannah White
Olivia White
Nolan Wildermuth

Thunder Finals Watch Party
For all you Thunder fans (which I know there are a lot of you since we sold over 100 tickets for the Thunder/ Nuggets game), Stoney’s is the new home for the Thunder basketball games watch parties. Next season Stoney’s will have the NBA package and will be airing EVERY Thunder game. However with the Thunder in the finals, you do not have to wait until next season to check out a game. Starting for game 1 TONIGHT, go to Stoney’s for $3 Shiner pints with your fellow OKC fans. VJ Aaron from the OU watch parties will be at games playing music and Stoney’s will have giveaways. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Save the date: Second Annual Sooner Sendoff Reception
Please spread the word and save the date for our second annual Sooner Sendoff Reception. The reception will be held Sunday, July 29, time and location to come. Last summer we had a couple representatives from the university come out to answer questions for students that were about to start OU in the fall, as well students thinking about applying to OU. Not only is this a great way for students and parents to meet university reps, the students have the opportunity to meet other high school students from around the state that will be starting school with them in August. Anyone with kids that is interested in this event, look for upcoming emails from the University’s Student Services office as well as club newsletters.

OU Club T-shirt Contest
We need your help! We are in the process of designing our new t-shirts for the upcoming football seasons and would like your input. We are holding a t-shirt contest. If we choose your design, you will receive a $50 Stoney’s gift card as well as a free OU Club membership for the 2012/2013 year. Please submit designs by July 15 to: ouclubofco@gmail.com