Alisa Ben

Distinguished Alumni

Alisa Ben received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at Oklahoma State University. Ben got her start selling records and working as a DJ for an alternative rock station. She discovered, developed and managed the All-American Rejects, securing their first record deal that catapulted them into global superstars. She continued her work at MTV and …

Jerry Burson, Ed.D.

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Jerry Burson received his Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama, from Oklahoma A&M College and went on to obtain an Master’s of Science Degree in Secondary Education, with an Ed.D. in Higher Education (Educational Psychology) also from Oklahoma State University. In his professional career, he served as the Vice President of Northern Oklahoma …

Tony Cho, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Tony Cho graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree. The South Korean native continued his education at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Washington where he earned his doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance. Dr. Cho was a member of the music staff …

Barrett Cieutat

Distinguished Alumni

Barrett Cieutat became a member of the Cowboy family as part of getting his Master’s of Science degree in Geology in 1992. Cieutat’s professional career began as a geologist for the United States Geological Survey before joining a global environmental consultancy, Environmental Resource Management, in 1993 where he has worked for almost 25 years. Cieutat’s …

Emily Drennan

Distinguished Alumni

Emily Drennan graduated with degrees in economics and Spanish along with four minors and Summa Cum Laude honors. Throughout her career, Drennan has landed spots with the New York Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall and toured Europe and the Caribbean playing Tanya in the production of “Mamma Mia!” She has also …

Otto Duecker

Distinguished Alumni

Otto Duecker was born in Milwaukee but raised in the Netherlands, Turkey and Germany before his family settled in Oklahoma. Duecker earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Oklahoma State University. He went on to teach for a decade while developing his unique approach to painting the human figure in precise detail. Duecker’s early …

Bhaskar Dutta

Distinguished Alumni

Bhaskar Dutta is widely known for his impressive academic contributions in various realms of particle physics theory, such as dark matter, collider physics and models. Dutta’s research focuses on the origin of dark matter (DM), establishing the DM connection of particle physics models in various experiments, origin of Matter-anti-Matter asymmetry, neutrino masses and grand unified …

Margaret Ewing, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni

Margaret S. Ewing graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio and continued her education at Oklahoma State University, receiving a Master’s of Science and a Ph.D. in Zoology. Dr. Ewing returned to Oklahoma State after several out-of-state moves to become an assistant professor of zoology. Dr. Ewing has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, co-authored two books and …

Bill Fournet

Distinguished Alumni

Bill Fournet earned his master’s degree at Oklahoma State University carrying him into his successful career. Fournet is the president and CEO of The Persimmon Group, an award-winning management consulting firm. He founded the firm in 2004, hoping to solve complex problems for organizations of all sizes including analyzing workforce trends to help understand the …

Kimberly Hays

Distinguished Alumni

Kimberly K. Hays is an attorney in Tulsa, where she practices family law.  She attended Oklahoma State University, from 1986–1990, where she received her B.A. in Philosophy, in 1990. While attending OSU, Hays was an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, serving as Chapter President in 1989-1990. She received the 1990 Philosophy Department-Outstanding Senior …