Eastern Oklahoma State College

Eastern Alumni Association names new board leadership

June 01, 2022

WILBURTON, OK (June 1, 2022) – The Eastern Oklahoma State College Alumni Association recently elected new officers to lead the organization.

Michael Cathey of Chicago, IL and a 1983 graduate of Eastern will serve as president. Rhonda Fields of Sulphur, OK and member of the Class of 1978 will serve as vice president. A 1971 Eastern alumnus, Steve Lalli of Oklahoma City, OK was elected second vice president. Ed Stokes of Houston, TX and a 1972 graduate will serve as treasurer.

Other graduates serving on the board for the Eastern Alumni Association include Marsha Gore, Clayton, OK, Class of 1974; Stephenie Ingram, Wilburton, OK, Class of 1999; Justin Kennedy, Talihina, OK, Class of 2007; Anita Norman, Perry, OK, Class of 1968; Anita Risner, Mustang, OK, Class of 1967; and Betty Wharton, Broken Bow, OK, Class of 1973.

The Eastern Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that supports Eastern by connecting alumni and friends with the college and with one another. The Alumni Association helps organize Homecoming and other gatherings, supports future alumni with services to current students, and organizes the Alumni Association Hall of Fame event to honor former Eastern students who have distinguished themselves by making considerable contributions to their field.

“I joined the EOSC Alumni Association almost 40 years ago to stay connected and engaged with the college, where I began my higher education and adult life experiences,” Cathey said. “Eastern has a very rich legacy of alumni that have passed through its doors and have gone on to make every day important and significant impacts on the world around them. EOSC alumni are key to the future growth and success of the college. I encourage those who have directly benefited from Eastern to join or renew your annual membership or consider becoming a lifetime member.”

Membership in the Eastern Alumni Association is open to anyone who has taken classes at the college. Lifetime memberships are available for a one-time payment of $200 and include free admission to all home athletic events, an Alumni pennant and car decal, a 10 percent discount at the Campus Bookstore, and access to the Eastern Library. Annual membership dues are also available for $25 per year. New graduates receive a free two-year membership with a completed application.

To join the Eastern Alumni Association, visit eosc.edu/alumni for an online payment portal. Contact Teresa Brady, executive director of the EOSC Foundation and Alumni Relations, at 918-465-1761 for additional information.

Michael Cathey, President
Chicago, IL
Class of 1983
Rhonda Fields, Vice President
Sulphur, OK 
Class of 1978
Steve Lalli, Second Vice President
Oklahoma City, OK
Class of 1971
Ed Stokes, Treasurer
Houston, TX
Class of 1972