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OSU-OKC raises record-breaking amount at scholarship fundraiser

Third Paint This Town Orange banquet nets more than $330,00 for student scholarships

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City raised more than $330,000 at its third Paint This Town Orange fundraising dinner.

The biennial event was held Oct. 11 on the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) campus, with proceeds from the night going toward student scholarships.

“OSU-OKC appreciates its partners across the community who continue to support students seeking to improve their lives through education,” said Dr. Brad Williams, OSU-OKC president. “Awarding highly capable students with these life-changing scholarships is truly the greatest part of the process.”

During the event, the university honored school supporters and community stakeholders with several awards. Highlighting the program were the OSU-OKC Community Impact Award winners. Those recipients were nonprofit founder Kim Garrett; award-winning forensic artist Harvey Pratt; and Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer. Each was recognized for their strong ties to OSU-OKC.

OSU-OKC also celebrated the winners of its first-ever Pet Hero Contest, which aims to highlight the meaningful work of the school’s Veterinary Technology Program. Both winners – OSU-OKC students Dawn Croteau and Emily Haastrup – received scholarships.

Also recognized at the banquet were The Boeing Company and Amazon as Outstanding Corporate Partners; and brothers Peter and Philip Erdoes as Outstanding Community Partners.

More information about all the Paint This Town Orange honorees can be found at www.osuokc.edu/ptto.