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Eastern Oklahoma State College Alumni and Friends
Alumni & Friends

Sapphire Ball 



Eastern’s 2016 Sapphire Ball is set for Saturday, February 20 in the Student Center Ballroom in Wilburton. It will be an elegant black tie evening, filled with delicious food and fun entertainment. Guests can participate in a silent and live auction, as well as dance the night away at the after party.

The 2016 Sapphire Ball is sold out and tickets are no longer available for purchase. Thank you for your support of the event, which ensures that deserving students are able to continue their dreams of earning a degree!

Eastern established the Sapphire Ball in 2010 to raise funds for student scholarships, as well as honor the college’s alumni, faculty, staff and community supporters. Proceeds will fund Eastern’s Sapphire Scholarship Fund, helping students in need afford a high quality education.

During the evening, Eastern will honor individuals and an organization that have been instrumental to the success of the college. The 2016 Sapphire Ball honorees include:

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Gary Wansick, McAlester Chief of Police and Teresa Jackson, Senior Executive Officer of Health Services for the Choctaw Nation

Community Spirit Award
: Texas Instruments, Inc.

President's Excellence in Teaching Award: Gina Bullock, Professor of Nursing

J.C. Hunt Award: Julie Lawrence, Administrative Assistant to the Division of Science and Mathematics

Past Sapphire Ball Honorees