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Seniors face COVID-19

Gracie Szakin had few concerns in early March. She was midway through her final semester at Oklahoma State University, preparing to put the final touches on the relatively easy 13-hour semester she had orchestrated so she would be able to spend extra time with friends.
The 21-year-old was looking forward to flying to Los Angeles over spring break to visit her brother, Zach. And, probably best of all, she had a job waiting for her after walking across the Gallagher-Iba Arena stage at commencement May 9.

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Rolling with the changes

Spears Business faculty successfully shifted to virtual teaching when coronavirus arrived.

From classroom to arena

Student Elise Wade personifies OSU spirit and marketing.

Spears Groundbreakers: Betty Murrell Hove

Betty Murrell Hove broke ground to become the first female MBA at OSU.

Spears Groundbreakers: Patricia Tilford

OSU alumna Patricia Tilford began classes at OSU shortly after the university’s integration.

Spears Groundbreakers: Mary Logan

Mary Logan began her banking career at time when women were rare in finance.

Triumph over tragedy

Cindy Crenshaw-Martin wouldn’t let severe injuries from a terrorist bomb interfere with life, including earning a business degree.

Serious about his success

Ph.D. recipient Brian LeClaire credits OSU for decades of achievement.

Riding high on Bubble Calm

These student entrepreneurs launched a successful business despite the pandemic.

Memories burning bright

Leaving Oklahoma for career and family couldn’t dim 100-year-old's pride in OSU.

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