David Swank

Distinguished Alumni

David Swank was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and raised in Stillwater. He earned his B.A. at OSU where upon graduation, he was awarded the Drummond sabre as the outstanding ROTC graduate. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the 11th and 101st Airborne Divisions and Special Forces. He received his law degree from the University …

L. Alan Prather, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni

Alan Prather is a native Oklahoman from Claremore and attended the University of Tulsa, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987, before coming to OSU for a master’s in botany. Prather earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, followed by a two-year postdoctoral position at the University of California, …

Tamey Anglley, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni,

Dr. Tamey Anglley is the associate director of bands and director of The Lumberjack Marching Band at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Additionally, she conducts the wind symphony as well as serving as the instructor of undergraduate instrumental conducting amongst other music education courses at SFA. Prior to being the associate direct …

Martha A. Burger

Distinguished Alumni

Martha Burger is the 18th president of Oklahoma City University and earned her degree in medical technology from OSU in 1973. She is a former executive in the energy industry and served as the senior vice president of human and corporate resources at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. During her tenure at Chesapeake, the company grew from less …

Peter Exline

Distinguished Alumni

Peter Exline graduated from OSU in 1969 and was in Vietnam before the end of the year. A combat veteran who served with the 101st Airborne Division, he eventually married and moved to New York. After three years at New York University, Exline graduated with an MFA and the confidence to pursue jobs in the movie …

Dana Stone

Distinguished Alumni,

Dana Stone graduated from OSU with double Bachelor of Arts in German and French in 1978. Stone and her husband got to know each other in their German class freshman year. They worked and travelled through Europe after graduation before returning to OSU for graduate studies a year later. Stone eventually chose to study medicine …

Thomas Elton Brown

Distinguished Alumni,

Tom Brown began a 30-year career at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., in 1976 when he joined a fledgling program being developed for the archival administration of “electronic records,” that is materials the Federal Government created using a computer. This involved identifying those electronic records with historical value, acquiring physical custody, cataloging them and …

Val Castor

Distinguished Alumni

Val Castor is a native Oklahoman. He was born in Ardmore and raised in Tulsa, where he graduated from Nathan Hale High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in geography from OSU and later obtained a meteorology degree from the University of Oklahoma. In the summer of 1991, Castor was hired by KWTV and became …

Julie Nash

Distinguished Alumni

Following graduation from OSU in 1991, Julie Nash earned a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Storrs in English literature. In 2002, she became the assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell teaching and publishing on British literature. She has published books and articles on British …

Bob Martin

Distinguished Alumni,

Bob Martin was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and graduated from Muskogee High school in 1987. He earned his undergraduate degree from OSU in 1992 and his MBA in 1997 while working full time in Tulsa. Martin has over 25 years of experience as an IT professional across several industries including telecommunications, oil and …