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Alumni Association Hall of Fame

Co-sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College and the Eastern Oklahoma State College Alumni Association, the Alumni Hall of Fame was created to honor former Eastern students who have distinguished themselves by making considerable contributions in their field. The first three honorees were approved for induction as charter members of the Alumni Hall of Fame in 1988. The Hall of Fame program ended in 2016 and was replaced with the Distinguished Alumnus Award program that is presented annually at the Sapphire Ball.

Those considered for induction attended Eastern Oklahoma State College and achieved professional excellence. They are also distinguished community leaders who possess high character. Eastern has many fine graduates and the individuals honored serve as an inspiration to us all.

Hall of Fame Inductees

1988

 George Nigh  Oklahoma Governor/Former President, University of Central Oklahoma
 Dr. E.T. Dunlap  Former Chancellor, Okla. Higher Ed./Former President, Eastern Oklahoma A&M     
 Scott Salmon  Nationally Recognized Choreographer
 

 1989

 Dr. Rita Smith Kipp  Author/Professor/Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, University of the South
 J.D. Williams  Attorney/Lobbyist
 

 1990

 Dr. Billy A. West  Research Scientist, National Center for Disease Control 
 

1991

 Sidney M. Carney  Educator, Accountant, Retired as Four-State Area Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
 

 1992

 Ross Harlan  Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col./Retired Okla. Gas & Electric Co. Senior Vice President
 

 1993

 Frank. W. Murphy  Founder of Frank. W. Murphy MFC
 

 1994

 Harold Lee Gammon  Sports Journalist
 

 1995

 Dr. Don Parham  Educator/Athletic Director/Civic Leader
 

 1996

 Dr. Robert H. Purcell  Research Scientist for National Institute of Health
 

 1997

 Dr. Charles Montgomery  Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
 

 1998

 Dr. R. Henry Migliore  Educator/Consultant/Author
 

 1999

 James F. Howell  Attorney/Judge/State Senator/Civic Leader
 

 2000

 Guy L. Curry  Engineer/Educator/Consultant
 

 2001

 Ken Brasfield  Corporate and Community Leader
 

 2002

 Dr. Sue Ellen Read  Educator/Administrator/Mental Health Professional
 

 2003

 Charles W. Davidson  Civic Leader/Construction & Property Management
 John H. Hendrix  President & Chairman of Education & Financial Boards
 

 2004

 Ray Henson  Educator/Administrator/Civic Leader
 

 2005

 Tom Colbert  Attorney/Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice
 

 2006

 Don R. Adkins  National Figure for Boy Scouts of America
 

 2007

 Dr. Bill S. Cole  Retired President, ECU/Civic Leader
 

 2008

 Col. William H. Lewark  Retired Air Force/Civic Leader
 

 2009

 Sam L. Sibert  NBA Athlete/Corporation CEO
 

 2010

 Evelyn Jo Whisehunt Guthery  Boeing Engineer/Space Shuttle Mission Manager
 

 2011

 E. Gerald Cound  Executive Director, Village Commons/Founder, Crossroads Green
 

 2012

 Stanley Funderburg  Teacher/Coach/Businessman

 2013

 Dr. Delana Taylor McNac
 Veterinarian/Hospice Chaplain/Founder, Pet Peace of Mind

 2014

 Edward Stokes
 Project Manager, ConocoPhillips

 2015

 Bill White
 Retired, Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Oklahoma National Guard

 2016

 Leland Walker
 Retired, Dean and Professor of Agriculture at EOSC