OSU wine affair aids scholarships
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
10/19/10 at 7:53 AM
The Tulsa Chapter of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its annual Vintage O-State Wine Tasting and Scholarship Fundraiser.
The wine tasting and silent auction is set from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at OSU-Tulsa.
Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit Tulsa-area high school students planning to attend OSU.
"Our chapter is committed to promoting Oklahoma State University in Green Country and fulfilling the dreams of students who seek a quality education," says Ken Smith, '65, president of the Tulsa OSU Alumni Chapter.
Over the past 13 years, the chapter has given more than $200,000 in scholarships, including $27,000 raised at last year's event that supported 14 student scholarships.
Tina Parkhill is president-elect and event chairwoman.
OSU-Tulsa and the OSU Alumni Association are presenting sponsors of this year's event.
Other sponsors are the Bama Cos., Fleming's Prime Steak House and Republic National Distributing Co.
Also, Allegra Print & Imaging; Bank of Oklahoma; CloseBend; Dollar Thrifty Auto Group Inc.; and Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis; and Williams.
Among the many others are Barrow & Grimm; Bixby Auto Sales; Dr. Scot Cyrus, DO, & Dr. Steven Rippy M.D.; Drummond Law Firm; Justin and Jerrilyn Eisenhauser; Flintco Inc.; Hogan Taylor; Jay & Associates P.C; Leader's Life; Jim and Carolyn McGhay; ONEOK; OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association; Parkhill's Liquors & Wine; Regent Bank; and TMA Systems.
Other Vintage O committee chairmen include John Barrett, Jeremy Jennings, Blair Robbins, Bruce Adkins, Marcie Corwin, Mary Bea Drummond, Molly Hamlin-James and Mike Presnal.
Committee members include Ron Bussert, John Huber, Ben Leslie, Steve Jacoby, Tim Rogers, Louann Lissonnet, Jim Lovett, Ann Maslanka, Tyler Mullman, Amanda Clinton, Pattie Haga, Dustin Holder and Julie Price.
Corporate sponsorships are available from $1,500 to $2,500. Sponsorships for individuals and couples are also available for $250 or $500. All sponsorships include a program listing and event tickets.
Individual tickets are available for $65 for OSU Alumni Association members and $75 per person for nonmembers. Each ticket includes a Vintage O-State commemorative wine glass.
To purchase event tickets, become a sponsor or make a donation to the Tulsa Chapter Scholarship Fund, visit tulsaworld.com/orangetulsa or contact Tina Parkhill at 630-2116 or John Barrett at 841-2300.
Howard Barnett (left), Tina Parkhill, Ken Smith, Mary Bea Drummond and John Barrett gather to promote the Vintage O-State Wine Tasting and Scholarship Fundraiser. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World