Cheney Bird grew up knowing that three generations of the Bird family before her were Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduates, so when Cheney approached high school graduation, the choice to enroll felt like a given.
Both Cheney’s parents, her grandfather and great grandfather were taught on the same campus in Alva, Oklahoma. In fact, her father, Allen Bird, serves as CEO of the university's foundation, where he works to fund scholarships and endowments. So it is c
Everett Dobson grew up in the small town of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, about an hour west of Weatherford. There, most of his teachers in school were Southwestern Oklahoma State University graduates. The university was the logical choice when it came time to pick a college. Attending SWOSU gave him the opportunity to play on the SWOSU golf team and also stay close to home, so he could work at the family businesses during summers and breaks. An economics major, Dobson fondly remembers