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June 2, 2011

Jeff Hackler among “The Tulsa 40”

Jeff Hackler, J.D., M.B.A., director of Rural Grants and Research for the Center for Rural Health at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, is among the Tulsa Business Journal’s The Tulsa 40 honorees.

The Tulsa 40 is the business-to-business newspaper’s annual effort to recognize outstanding up-and-coming professionals in the Tulsa area. A luncheon for honorees is from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 7 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa.

Hackler is recognized for his work in support of the OSU Center for Rural Health mission to improve healthcare for rural Oklahoma.

He is active in the Tulsa Area United Way, the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Area Health Education Center, and the Oklahoma Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center

Hackler is a Tulsa native. He earned a degree in Economics from Tulane University, and a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He joined OSU in 2002.

United Way Day of Caring is Friday, Sept. 9

OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa joint projects are at Broken Arrow Neighbors (Senior Citizen housing) Treetops Apartments to provide manicures for residents and help with Bingo games or at Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma troop house for outdoor Spring-cleaning, trail clearing and garden maintenance.

Contact Bria Taylor and indicate your preference for the indoor or outdoor project.

First  Friday  Seminar probes entrepreneurial process

“From Microscope to Market: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior” is the topic of the OSU-CHS First Friday Seminar at noon June 3 in Center for Advanced Medical Education, room D-107. 

Speakers are Michael H. Morris, Ph.D., professor and N. Malone Mitchell Chair, and head of the School of Entrepreneurship at OSU-Stillwater, and Shoaib Shaikh, M.B.A., co-founder and CEO of XploSafe LLC in Stillwater.

Friday deadline for Red Cross donations for tornado victims

Staff Advisory Council is accepting donations for the Tulsa Area Chapter of American Red Cross. The deadline is Friday. Funds will aid Oklahoma and Joplin tornado victims. Make check payable to the “American Red Cross” and designate Joplin or Oklahoma.

 Drop-off locations and contacts are Ronda Shouse, POB; Tracie Martin, Peds-Houston Parke; Cindy Earnest, HCC; Debbie Evans, CHS; Laurie St. Clair, Forensics Bldg.; Brett Niland, IT Main Hall,  Angelyn Holmes, North Hall and Admin., OSUT.

Alumnus recounts tornado ordeal

OSU-COM graduate Kevin Kitka, D.O. ’06, recounts his experience at St. John’s Regional Medical Center during the Joplin Tornado. He was on duty in the emergency room when the storm struck.

Mark your calendar

The OSU-COM Alumni Association Summer Golf Classic golf tournament is Friday, June 10, at Clary Fields Golf Club in Sapulpa.

Registration is at 11 a.m.  Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.  Same-day registration is by check or cash only.

Proceeds help scholarships, student activities and programs. 

Contact Ryan Miller at (918) 561-8226.

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