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What a Reception!

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Student Association President Dexter Sullivan (left) and Alumni Board Chair Rhae Buckley serve current and former students, respectively.

Student Association President Dexter Sullivan (left) and Alumni Board Chair Rhae Buckley serve current and former students, respectively.
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Dean Helland (center) is an assistant professor in the English and modern languages department.

Dean Helland (center) is an assistant professor in the English and modern languages department.
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Joel LaCourse is the founding partner at the law firm of LaCourse, Davis, Coffey & Gudgel, PLC in Tulsa, with fellow alumnus Chris Davis 89, 91-MA, 92-MA.

Joel LaCourse is the founding partner at the law firm of LaCourse, Davis, Coffey & Gudgel, PLC in Tulsa, with fellow alumnus Chris Davis 89, 91-MA, 92-MA.
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Jacquie Cardone joined the Board of Trustees in September. She and her husband, Michael, spoke at the Alumni Reception.

Jacquie Cardone joined the Board of Trustees in September. She and her husband, Michael, spoke at the Alumni Reception.

From start to finish, the Alumni Reception that took place at the Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills on Sept. 24 was a classy event. Alumni from every era and numerous homelands (including India!) were in the room to celebrate the inauguration of ORU's new president, Dr. Mark Rutland, and to welcome him and his wife, Alison, to the university.

It goes without saying that this event would not have been nearly as successful as it was without the support of a generous group of alumni who funded it. In the spirit of ORU's debt-free status, the reception was paid in full before it began. Thank you to everyone who came, and especially to these alumni. You made it happen!

Luminary Sponsors ($2,000+)
     Jeff 79 and Denise 79 Geuder
     Shawn 05, 07-MA and Ashley 07 Venable
     Drs. David 83 and Julie White

Celebration Sponsors ($1,000-$1,999)
     Michael 70# and Jacquie 69+ Cardone

Visionary Sponsors ($500-$999)
     Terry 83* and Erin Blain
     Max 75*# and Carol James
     Patrick and Noel (Wright 98)* Keller
     Edwell 94, 96-MA and Constance 07 Nhira
     Jeff Ross 93*

Enthusiastic Sponsors ($250-$499)
     Jason 94 and Leslie Bennett
     Rhae Buckley 80*
     Campos State Farm Agency
     Wayne Choisnet 77, Arvest Asset Management
     Don 81 and Doris 81 Feltham
     Dean 69-M.Div. and Penelope Helland
     Richard 85-JD and Donna Gradel
     Showhomes Central Arkansas
     Dr. Robert 84 and Lecia 83 Summerer

Devoted Sponsors (up to $250)
     Camella Binkley 80*
     Brent 83, 85-MBA* and Caroline 84 Coussens
     Bruce and Joanne 77* Crain
     Bob 79 and Karen 81 Fouch
     Gene Gregg 80, 82-MA*
     Dil Kulathum 90*
     Joel LaCourse 84*
     Steve Nussbaum 83*
     Joey Odom 03*
     Matt Rearden 97*
     Gene Steiner 71*
     Robin Tull 81*#

*   Member, Alumni Board of Directors
+   Member, ORU Board of Trustees
#   Member, ORU Board of Reference