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<br /> New<br /> The official magazine of the Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University Building<br /> Section<br /> INSIDE<br /> VOL. 6, NO. 1,<br /> SUMMER 2017<br /> STARTING UP<br /> EVERYTHING<br /> Haley and Kevin Keith<br /> are on a fast track<br /> to success with their<br /> MITO business —<br /> and their lives together<br /> PAGE 4<br /> Programs at a Glance<br /> Speaker Series<br /> Executive Management Briefings (Oklahoma City) 30 years<br /> Tulsa Business Forums 32 years<br /> Condoleezza Rice Steve Wozniak Tom Brokaw Ann Compton, Chris Wallace<br /> U.S. Secretary of State Apple Journalist White House Correspondent Host of FOX News Sunday*<br /> World Leaders Media and<br /> Communications Leaders<br /> Business and<br /> Government Lea<a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=1"> New The official magazine of the Spears School of</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=2"> Programs at a Glance Speaker Series Executive Man</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=3"> Custom Programs 35 organizations hosted over 105 </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=4"> TABLE OF CONTENTS </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=5"> LETTER FROM THE DEAN GREETINGS! GARY LAWSON / </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=6"> COURTESY RICE UNIVERSITY On a Fast Track </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=7"> Classroom project ended up changing the lives of </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=8"> Haley Keith, 23, is an MBA student at OSU and wor</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=9"> “Entering four business plan competitions is not </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=10"> “Watching Haley and Kevin compete was a sigh</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=11"> COURTESY RICE UNIVERSITY Haley Keith received th</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=12"> JAY SHELDON/i2E </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=13"> others coming down the pipeline that I don’t want</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=14"> Taking on Downtown Stillwater </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=15"> PH.D. in BUSINESS for EXECUTIVES AT SPEARS BU</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=16"> JORDAN BENSON Austin Anderson at his snow-cone s</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=17"> Icing Down Stillwater Accounting student brings a</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=18"> Thanks, Dad </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=19"> JORDAN BENSON “I feel like finance, economics an</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=20"> COURTESY CARSON GUINN “The things (Dad) does for </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=21"> In the course of about two weeks, the stu- dents </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=22"> JORDAN BENSON “I see life differently, in the se</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=23"> OSU accounting student already planning ways to g</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=24"> “The accounting department really </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=25"> You're invited to help the Spears School of Busin</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=26"> O f the numerous proje</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=27"> “[The technology in the new building] … will</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=28"> All who have taken part in the process — whether </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=29"> NEW BUSINESS BUILDING JORDAN BENSON </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=30"> NEW BUSINESS facilitate, so really what I do is </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=31"> management. After UT, they moved to West Lafayett</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=32"> NEW JORDAN BENSON BUSINESS BUILDING ‘An Ex</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=33"> J </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=34"> NEW BUSINESS BUILDING The People’s Building BY </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=35"> It takes a village — or 677 alumni households — t</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=36"> NEW BUSINESS “I’d like to see Oklahoma State </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=37"> On behalf of the OSU Foundation, thank you to our</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=38"> NEW BUILDING IMPACT BUSINESS BUILDING T </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=39"> Donor-Funded Named Spaces All are as of June 1 a</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=40"> BUSINESS The new Business Building’s Courtyard w</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=41"> BY THE NUMBERS OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY’S NEW</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=42"> NEW BUILDING IMPACT BUSINESS BUILDING W </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=43"> OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY SPEAKER SERIES </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=44"> NEW BUILDING IMPACT BUSINESS BUILDING “A </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=45"> NEW Floor By Floor BUSINESS The stylistic floor</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=46"> NEW BUSINESS BUILDING First Floor First United </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=47"> Second Floor Watson Trading Floor C ne a dn D</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=48"> NEW BUSINESS BUILDING Third Floor Norman and Su</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=49"> Fourth Floor Accounting MSIS & Management Ec</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=50"> NEW BUSINESS BUILDING Basement Mech/HVAC/Stairs</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=51"> NEW BUILDING IMPACT PHIL SHOCKLEY / UNIVERSITY M</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=52"> BY DAVID P reparations for faci</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=53"> 9: an afternoon, groundbreaking cere- mony and th</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=54"> NEW BUSINESS George Krull Jr. </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=55"> O klahoma State Univ</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=56"> BUSINESS Sandmeyer: We thought it was a great bu</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=57"> NEW BUILDING IMPACT PHIL SHOCKLEY / UNIVERSITY M</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=58"> PHIL SHOCKLEY / UNIVERSITY MARKETING Thurmond na</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=59"> T iffany</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=60"> GARY LAWSON / UNIVERSITY MARKETING </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=61"> SPEARS BUSINESS SENIORS OF SIGNIFICANCE Th</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=62"> Jeretta Horn Nord made her own path Small Town, B</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=63"> </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=64"> JERETTA HORN NORD Achievements an</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=65"> working with other people, and I always tell them</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=66"> JORDAN BENSON Malik Miller and Alicia Smales exa</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=67"> ‘soft’ skills that employers are looking for,” Ur</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=68"> STUDENT NEWS PHOTOS / GEORGE BULARD Courtney Di</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=69"> SPEARS BUSINESS Current MBA Association Officers</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=70"> SPEARS BUSINESS MBA Advisory Board members, left</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=71"> MBA ASSOCIATION OFFICERS The members of the MBA</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=72"> JORDAN BENSON W </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=73"> fired when he was 40 years old, taking control of </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=74"> Randall White shares his business advice with a S</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=75"> In January 2016, EDC moved into a new 40-acre com</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=76"> BLAKE BRASOR Spears School mentoring program mak</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=77"> O klahoma State Unive</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=78"> Earning a finance degree, playing two sports kept </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=79"> JORDAN BENSON summer 2017 engage@spears 77</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=80"> “One of the things I’ve learned in the 40 years o</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=81"> Come join Spears School alumni, current students </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=82"> “We wanted to see whether or not people have fear</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=83"> How does unethical behavior affect us? Not like y</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=84"> PHIL SHOCKLEY / UNIVERSITY MARKETING “Both STEM </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=85"> the $$$ SHOW ’EM BY ARIEL WEST F </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=86"> PROMOTIONS GARY LAWSON / UNIVERSITY MARKETING </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=87"> International Studies. She has taught courses in </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=88"> RETIREMENTS SPEARS BUSINESS Vance Fried had a </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=89"> LIFETOUCH Dennis Mott joined Oklahoma State Univ</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=90"> SPEARS BUSINESS Debra Nelson will continue worki</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=91"> DOLLIE ELLIOTT Margaret White didn’t decide to b</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=92"> SPEARS BUSINESS Retired economics professor Keit</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=93"> PHIL SHOCKLEY / UNIVERSITY MARKETING Upon retiri</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=94"> GARY LAWSON / UNIVERSITY MARKETING Longtime OSU </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=95"> , r S RN 6 </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=96"> SCHOO OF ACCOUNTING HALL OF FAME </a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=97"> Shane Randolph the largest privatel</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=98"> TULSA WORLD The Small Business Administration na</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 99" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=99"> Custom Our Programs Ran 35 organizations hoste</a> <a title="ENGAGE Summer 2017 page 100" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/560d8128?page=100"> SPEARS Non-Profit organization </a>