Kay Oltmanns Headrick

Distinguished Alumni

Kay Oltmanns Headrick graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and continued her education at the University of Oklahoma, receiving her Master’s of Science in speech language pathology. During her career, Headrick served as a clinical coordinator at a brain injury hospital, developing cilinial programming for rehabilitation …

Elizabeth Hood, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Elizabeth Hood graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1980 with a Master’s of Science in botany and continued her education at Washington University in St. Louis obtaining her Ph.D. in plant biology. Dr. Hood has studied plant biology for over 35 years, focusing on the production of enyzmes in bringing reality the ‘biomass to …

Brian McDowell, D.O.

Distinguished Alumni, ,

Brian McDowell, D.O., graduated from OSU in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. The Kingfisher, Oklahoma, native served as an off campus student association representative to the Student Government Association and worked at Edmon Low Library during his time in Stillwater. McDowell attended medical school at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated …

Fred Regnier, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni,

Fred Regnier obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Oklahoma State in 1966 under George Waller following post-doctoral training at the University of Chicago and Harvard. Dr. Regnier has been a professor of chemistry at Purdue for 45 years, becoming the J.H. Law Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in 2004. He has published more than 300 peer …

John Rice, Ph.D.

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. John Rice obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University. He received a PH.D. in Mathematics from Cal Tech and was a professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at Purdue University for 50 years. Dr. Rice is founder of the ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software and is on several other …

Geoffrey Simpson

Distinguished Alumni

Geoffrey Thomas Simpson graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and his Masters of Business Administration. Simpson is the CEO and founder of Spiked Mace Software, SkaFlash and Moxie Software. His most successful product is Diner Connection, allowing hundreds and thousands of people to know when their table is …

Michael Sloniker

Distinguished Alumni

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Sloniker received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State and obtained his master’s degree at Webster University. Sloniker served 23 years in the Army with two tours to Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with “V”/24 awards and the Presidential Unit Citation for his service. Following his military career, …

William Talley

Distinguished Alumni

Colonel William H. Talley was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program to active duty at Oklahoma A&M College in 1955. Lieutenant Talley completed undergraduate pilot training and was awarded his pilot wings at Webb Air Force Base in Texas. He completed advanced fighter training and reconnaissance school and was assigned to the 29th, 20th …

Jane Thomas

Distinguished Alumni

Jane Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State in 1975 and began her career in Oklahoma City, teaching communication skills to newly blind adults. She then completed her master’s degree in social work and began her career at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, where she remained for 38 years. In 1986, she began …

Neil Van Dalsem

Distinguished Alumni,

Neil Van Dalsem graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1991, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. He then graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1994. Since then, Van Dalsem has worked as an attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the President of his law firm, Taylor, Ryan, Minton & Van Dalsem, …