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The UCO Foundation and the UCO Alumni Association support the transformative experience of the University of Central Oklahoma on its students and community and engage a robust, worldwide community of more than 110,000 alumni, donors and friends.

Through programs, resources and engagement opportunities, we help our alumni and friends enjoy lifelong relationships with UCO and with each other, sharing their love for Central and discovering the power of philanthropy.

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Central News

UCO President Don Betz

Endowed Chair Established in Honor of UCO President Don Betz

The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation announced the establishment of the Don Betz Endowed Chair for International Studies to honor retiring UCO President Don Betz.

Betz will retire June 30 after serving eight years as UCO’s 20th president. Through the generosity of corporate and private donations, the UCO Foundation has raised $600,000 for the endowment. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will match those funds, making the Don Betz Endowed Chair for International Studies the largest endowed chair at UCO.

Read more about the Endowed Chair

Events

Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour 

Calling all Central alumni dog lovers! From May-September, we are coordinating a monthly dog-friendly gathering at the Patriarch Craft Beer House & Lawn (weather permitting). Come enjoy a variety of brews with other alumni and their furry friends.

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UCO ANNUAL FUND

UCO student gets hood at graduation

You Can Impact a Student

The UCO Foundation Annual Fund is a wonderful way to provide broad support to the University. You can direct your annual fund gift to one of UCO's five undergraduate colleges, the Chambers Library, the Wellness Center/Olympic/Paralympic program, or UCO's General Scholarship Endowment. Your gift is an annual reminder to UCO students that you are invested in their future.

Donate to the UCO Annual Fund

 

Billy Washington

Student Spotlight

UCO freshman Billy Washington is pursuing a degree in early childhood education with a minor in dance. At UCO, Billy is already becoming a leader by establishing a student dance club his first year as a student. Last fall, Billy was in danger of not being able to reenroll in classes, but assistance from one of the UCO Foundation's unrestricted scholarship funds helped him return to UCO for a second semester.

"Without that scholarship, I wouldn't be here today. It definitely changed my life!"

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