Oklahoma education notes for July 21

Oklahoma education notes for July 21
Published: July 21, 2013
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EDUCATION NOTES

SWOSU student works for first lady

A Southwestern Oklahoma State University student is one of four interns this summer in the First Lady's Correspondence Office at the White House. Blaine Boyd reads correspondence, drafts responses to letters and handles gifts sent to the first lady. Boyd will return to Weatherford in mid-August and will resume classes at SWOSU. He will serve as student body president during the 2013-14 school year and continue working in the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing office.

Governor appoints new USAO regent

Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed an Oklahoma businessman as a regent at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Bill G. Lance Jr. will serve a seven-year term. He succeeds retired physician and Oklahoma civic leader Leslie Hudson. Lance is the administrator and chief executive officer of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce. Lance serves on the board of directors for several other businesses, including Global Gaming Solutions, RSE Enterprises and Chickasaw Nation Industries.

OSU professor honored

A former professor at Oklahoma State University has been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his work in the heat transfer field. Kenneth J. Bell received the 75th Anniversary Medal from the heat transfer division of the society. Bell is the Kerr-McGee Chair Emeritus and Regents Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University. His research focuses on fluid mechanics and heat transfer, and Bell is particularly known for his work in the energy industries.

CARRIE COPPERNOLL, STAFF WRITER


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