Skip Navigation
OU Public Affairs WebsiteOU homepagePublic Affairs homepage

Top Donors Recognized for Commitment to OU

6-24-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today inducted new members into the Seed Sower Society, a distinguished group of donors whose gifts to the University each total $1 million or more. As a group, these donors have provided support totaling $6 million.

“Members of the Seed Sower Society demonstrate a commitment and passion for supporting OU in all areas,” Boren said. “Much like OU’s first president, David Ross Boyd, who planted the seeds of excellence for future generations of Sooners, these special donors play a leadership role in enhancing the University’s academic mission.”

During a special ceremony at the regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents in June, donors were presented with a personalized sculpture designed by OU artist-in-residence Paul Moore and that bears the resemblance of David Ross Boyd as depicted on the University seal. The sculpture represents the donor’s dedication to planting seeds of excellence for future generations of OU students.

Among those inducted were: Louise and Clay Bennett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Elizabeth and Donald Halverstadt, M.D., of Edmond, Oklahoma; Caroline and Guy Patton of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Roger and the late Sherry Teigen of Norman, Oklahoma.

“It is important to us that students who enroll at OU in the years to come have access to the same world-class resources that were available when we attended,” said Caroline and Guy Patton, who both earned degrees from OU. “It is a privilege to give back to the University that first gave us so much.” The Pattons have supported several areas on the Norman campus including the Price College of Business and Bizzell Memorial Library.

The donors recognized have given to colleges and departments on all three campuses and have established funds for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, OU Libraries support, the fine arts and OU Athletics programs, among many others.

Recent News

OU Sets All-Time High Retention Record

NORMAN — For the second year in a row, the University of Oklahoma has set an all-time record of over 92 percent freshman-to-sophomore retention, ranking OU among the top universities in the nation, both public and private. Read More

Jesus E. Medina Named President of OU Physicians

OKLAHOMA CITY – Jesus E. Medina, M.D., an international leader in head and neck cancer surgery with 34 years of experience and devoted patient service at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, has been named president of the OU Physicians clinical group practice in Oklahoma City, the largest in Oklahoma. OU President David L. Boren made the announcement today at the September meeting of the OU Board of Regents. Read More

Rainbolt Family Makes Gift to Name OU Graduate School of Business

OKLAHOMA CITY – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced a leadership gift to the university from the Rainbolt family in support of the Graduate School of Business at the Michael F. Price College of Business. Read More

News Archives

2016  | 2015  | 2014  |  2013  |  2012


For requests for past releases, please contact OU Public Affairs at (405) 325-1701 or publicaffairs@ou.edu.