DeShazer and Hamm Endowed Scholarship

John Hamm created the DeShazer and Hamm Endowed Scholarship in honor of two UCO students who lost their lives tragically in car accidents involving drivers under the influence of alcohol. His son Ryan Hamm’s and UCO student Jordan DeShazer’s collisions were just days apart.

Ryan HammRyan Hamm, 21, died on Aug. 10, 2017, in an accident just two miles north of Asher on U.S. 177. He was on his way to Edmond from Texas, planning a stop in Shawnee to see his girlfriend.

His Toyota 4Runner was struck head-on by a pickup that crossed the center line. The 25-year-old driver, who suffered a head injury survived but was listed as “intoxicated.”

Jordan DeShazerJordan DeShazer, 19, died on Aug. 13, 2017, just south of Waterloo Road on Broadway Avenue while driving home from her boyfriend's house.

Edmond police reported she was traveling south on Broadway when a vehicle driven north veered into her lane. The report notes the driver, 22, fell asleep while driving and alcohol appeared to be involved.

The DeShazer and Hamm Endowed Scholarship will help recipients progress the overall education of substance abuse, improve laws and/or improve the process of early intervention.

For more information on the scholarship, contact the UCO Foundation at foundation@uco.edu or (405) 974-2770 or contribute below.

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