Success Stories

The success of our students are important to RUSO, the Oklahoma universities they represent and our state. These stories are just a small sample of the many students who are ready to lead this state into the future.

The man widely credited with saving the Apollo 12 mission was never supposed to work for NASA. His career plan was to have his feet firmly planted on Oklahoma soil as a farmer and rancher. Even when he started working at NASA, his plan was to work there until he could ear...

You don’t even have to say her last name. Reba’s impressive entertainment career spans 40 years in music, television, books and film. She is one of the most successful female recording artists in history, selling more than 56 million albums worldwide and is a member of th...

For most students, going off to college means leaving your parents and your hometown to embark on your first steps toward independence. For Joe Anna Hibler, attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University meant that she would be attending college at the same time as two...

A career with the promise of a good salary is what motivated Wren Baker to attend college. Following his passion is what has made him one of the brightest young athletics administrators in the country and a trailblazer in several collegiate programs.

Baker came to Southeas...

Thomas J. Leck can be described as a scientist and inventor who loves to travel and explore. During his long career at DuPont, he worked on polymers, gases and liquids and earned the 47 patents with more patents still pending.  In recent years, Leck has enjoyed the opport...

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"About 87% of our graduates stay in Oklahoma"

That means thousands of well-educated, well-prepared citizens ready to lead the state into the future.

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