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Alumni & Friends

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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.

We're glad to welcome you back! Once a Broncho, always a Broncho!

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Did you know your Amazon shopping can benefit Central and our students? The UCO Foundation is proud to be a registered member of the AmazonSmile Program, which donates a percentage of eligible purchases back to the foundation. The program is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

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Unique Scholarship

Lt. Col. Oren Lee Peters

Alum Creates New Scholarship for ROTC Students

Alumnus Lt. Col. Oren Peters has shaped his life around giving back. The 99-year-old has been a fixture in the community serving a long list of civic groups (including the Boy Scouts of America of which he’s been a proud member for more than 80 years!). ⠀ ⠀⠀

To further his already impactful legacy, Peters created the Lt. Col. Oren Lee Peters Endowed ROTC Scholarship that is the only scholarship within the UCO Foundation that awards ROTC students. The first recipients of the scholarship will be awarded in spring 2021.  

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New Board Members

2020-21 Alumni Board of Directors new members

Alumni Association Elects New Members

The University of Central Oklahoma Alumni Association announces the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The board helps to further the alumni association’s mission of fostering relationships among alumni and friends, while advocating for the benefit of the university, supporting students and creating Bronchos for Life. The new board members began their three-year term with the UCO Alumni Association on July 1.  

Joining the Alumni Association Board of Directors are Gina Richardson, Heidi Russell, Paul Stuke, Bradley Ward and Aaron Welch.

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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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