BOB BLACKBURN, Ph.D.

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Bob Blackburn, a native Oklahoman, has served as executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society since 1999. He joined the OHS in 1980 as editor of The Chronicles of Oklahoma & became deputy director for agency operations in 1990. Blackburn is a 1973 graduate of Southwest OSU, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree …

Ziva Branstetter

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Ziva Branstetter entered journalism school at Oklahoma State University where she became well known for her unwavering investigative journalism skills. Upon graduation, she took her enthusiasm to the Tulsa Tribune, where she covered crime and politics. In 1992, she and her husband moved to Philadelphia where she worked at the Daily News for a few …

Bradford Gray

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Bradford H. Gray, Ph.D., graduated from OSU with a bachelor’s degree in business (1964) and a master’s degree in sociology (1966). He moved to Washington D.C. as a member of the inaugural class of U.S. Office of Education Fellows. He received his doctorate in sociology from Yale University in 1973. He is a Senior Fellow …

Edwin Chappabitty

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Dr. Edwin Chappabity graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Science in zoology. He was also a member of Scabbard and Blade for the OSU Army ROTC. He has gone on to demonstrate incredible support for Native American education, a record of distinguished service to his country and to the field of medicine, and has …