A Message from President Burns Hargis

President Burns HargisNovember 2011

Dear Friends,

Since sending last week’s email update, OSU has once again been rocked by tragedy with the November 17 plane crash that took the lives of women's basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna and long-time supporters Olin and Paula Branstetter.

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support for the families of the victims and our young basketball team. Overwhelmed, but not surprised. Oklahoma State always rallies around our own.

Monday’s touching memorial service at Gallagher-Iba Arena, and the students’ candlelight vigil later that evening, celebrated the lives of our beloved family members. Those events did much to begin the healing process. Together, we will get through this tragedy. Please continue to keep the families and the Cowgirls in your thoughts.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Go Pokes!


Burns Hargis
Burns Hargis
President, Oklahoma State University

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