Students, residents recognize Fallin for supporting OSU's teaching hospital
|Heather Hardebeck, MS-II, presents Gov. Mary Fallin with a white coat and doctor's bag.
OSU medical students and residents recognized Gov. Mary Fallin for supporting the OSU Medical Center at a special event on July 12. Dr. Chad Chamberlin and Heather Hardebeck, MS-II, emceed the event and highlighted the key role that the OSU Medical Center plays in recruiting and training future physicians for Tulsa and Oklahoma.
Fallin told the packed auditorium that the students at OSU Center for Health Sciences and residents at OSU Medical Center will play an important part in addressing the state's shortage of primary care physicians. Fallin and Oklahoma legislative leaders provided $13 million in funding for the medical center as part of the state budget approved in May.
"The mission of the OSU Medical Center, its physicians and staff is critical to the overall health and well-being of our citizens," Fallin said. "The OSU hospital and medical school are helping us overcome the lack of physicians in our state."
Hardebeck presented Fallin with a white coat and doctor's bag on behalf of all the students and residents at OSU Medical Center and OSU-CHS. The students and residents also recognized Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue Preston Doerflinger for his efforts in securing funding for the medical center. Fallin and Dorflinger were also presented with a framed picture of the medical center signed by the OSU residents.
Marketing and Communications Services wins top award at OCPRA conference
OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services received the top honor at the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association 2013 Awards Banquet on July 15. OSU in Tulsa was selected Best of Show for its print advertising.
The Best of Show award is selected from among the winners in 33 categories, which include video, print, writing and web design from colleges and universities across the state. In addition to the Best in Show award, OSU in Tulsa received first place in print advertising for the campaign, second place in website design for OSUinTulsa.com and honorable mention in full-length feature writing for Learning in the Field.
OCPRA represents nearly 40 public and private higher education institutions from across Oklahoma. The annual awards banquet was attended by Dr. Mary Bea Drummond, director of Marketing and Communications Services and member of the OCPRA board of directors, Sean Kennedy, communications manager, Jamie Edford, web manager, and Ryan Jensen, graphic designer.