Season’s First Watch Party – OU vs Iowa State

 

 

 

OU Club of Wichita holds first WATCH PARTY for the 2018-19 season

Join us for the 11 am kick-off at Deano’s in Wichita.

Great food, door prizes and your chance to win cash with the Boomer Bucket. Bring an extra $5. Drop it in the bucket. Near the end of the game, we’ll draw a winning name form the bucket and split the cash. You must be present to win. The other half of the cash goes to the scholarship fund.

Club Announces Scholarship Recipients

Three Wichita-area students have been awarded a scholarship from the OU Club of Wichita for the 2018-19 school year.

Gracyn Reynolds – Derby High School

Gracyn Reynolds

Gracyn, a National Honor Society Member, served as Volleyball Team Captain, attended Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, and served as new student Ambassador at Derby High School. She will be the first in her family to attend the University of Oklahoma. Amidst her collegiate studies and hard work, she looks forward to having attending OU football games this fall.

Parents: Craig and Kristin Reynolds

“Leadership experiences help build a solid foundation to one’s character and success in life. I know the Sooners are dedicated and exceptional people, and I hope to keep this expectation alive by becoming a leader in my new community.”

 

Academic Major: Biomedical Engineering to prepare for Medical School.

Jordan RenardJordan Renard – Derby High School                                                               

Parents: Amber & Daniel Finneran and Christopher & Shamra Renard

Jordan, a National Honors Society Member, played with the Derby High School Varsity football and helped his team to earn two state titles. He also served as Vice President of the Future Business Leaders of America. Jordan loves to read and watch movies. Looking forward to his OU, he plans to play intramural athletics and states he is looking forward to his first ever college football game watching one of the best teams in the nation – the Sooners!

“Accounting is not always about spreadsheets or Excel documents, but that it can also involve you going out and interacting with your clients, helping them make better financial decisions, reducing their expenses, and making sure they too are people and not just pieces of paper.”    

Academic Major: Accounting

Vivian Nguyen – Kapaun Mount Carmel

Vivian-Nguyen

Vivian, a National Honor Society member who graduated Cum Laude, served as Student Ambassador, Secretary of Cultural Diversity and Community Club, Treasurer, Lead Tutor, and Volunteered at Via Christi St. Joseph! At OU she plans to pursue the Pre-Med track majoring in Biology. She will rush in a couple of weeks and is excited to explore Norman and call it her home.

A true leader means that you have to keep others in mind. It cannot be about you or your wants. It has to be for the good of others.”

Parents: Johnny and Hannah Nguyen

Academic Major: Undetermined

 

 

 

In the past ten years, the OU Club of Wichita has awarded 42 scholarships valued at $87,400. Half of those scholarships are from the club’s treasury, the other half represents a match from the university.

Sooner Send-Off Scheduled for July 28

The OU Club of Wichita’s 2nd Sooner Send-Off Party will take place Saturday, July 28, from 1:30 – 3:00 at Deano’s Grill and Tapworks. 15 Wichita area high school seniors, along with their families, have been invited to meet Sooner fans for a special send-off as they begin their careers at OU.

The event is free and Deano’s will be providing some appetizers and the club will provide door prizes.

Spring. Good time to renew your membership

Join or Renew OU Club of Wichita onlineWatch parties. Summer send-off parties and scholarships. Just a few of the reasons why you should join the OU Club of Wichita. Your dues help us organize local events and continue to support local high school students who need extra money to offset the expense of attending a great university like OU.

In the past ten years, the OU Club of Wichita has awarded 42 scholarships valued at $87,400. Half of those scholarships are from the club’s treasury, the other half represents a match from the university.

Renewing or joining is easy. Just click the JOIN THE CLUB tab on the home page and you’ll go right to the payment portal. You can also download a membership form and use regular mail. You do not need to be an OU graduate to join the club. Just being an OU fan qualifies you.

Thanks for your continued support.

Live on, University.

Mark Chamberlin
President

Rose Bowl watch party set for Deano’s

WHO’s IN?

One step from the National Championship game. Come watch this game everyone is talking about, Big 12 Champ, Oklahoma, faces off against SEC Champ Georgia. Share the moment with OU fans at Deano’s.

January 1, 2018. Kickoff is 4 pm.  More Heisman moments await.

Big XII Championship Watch Party moves to Oak & Pie

OU fans are invited to the Oak & Pie restaurant to watch the Big XII Championship between Oklahoma and TCU. Our normal venue, Deano’s was reserved for the Wichita State basketball game but owner John Arnold quickly devised a solution. John promised some extra snacks and all the TV’s would be tuned in to this rematch.  See you for kick-off at 11:30

Oak & Pie is located at 2244 N Greenwich Rd #900, Wichita, KS.

Watch Parties announced for Deano’s

The OU Club of Wichita and Deano’s Grill and Tapworks are partnering to host special watch parties for this season’s OU football campaign. The Watch Parties are:

  • Saturday, September 9 at Ohio State (6:30 p.m. ABC)
  • Saturday, September 16 Tulane at Norman (Deano’s is providing this PPV game) 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 23 at Baylor
  • Saturday, October 14 Texas at Dallas
  • Saturday, October 21 at Kansas State
  • Saturday, November 4 at Oklahoma State
  • Saturday, November 18 at Kansas

Watch Parties are Free and open to all OU fans and their families. A special section is being set aside for the parties and each party features lots of door prizes.

Deano’s Grill and Tapworks is located at  9747 E 21st St N #101, Wichita, KS

Bill Sims spends the day with fans in Newton

Former OU running back and now restauranteur, Billy Sims spent the day meeting fans at his new Billy Sims BBQ restaurant in Newton on Saturday, July 16. Sims spent four hours signing autographs and posing for pictures as folks from the area dined on great food.

Club scholarship chair Bryce Matteson poses with Billy Sims

Club Scholarship chair Bryce Matteson poses with Bill Sims

Chris Zeurcher and Lori Ellison-Zeurcher strike a familiar pose with Bill Sims

Chris Zeurcher and Lori Ellison-Zeurcher strike a familiar pose with Bill Sims

Billy Sims and Bill Wilson from the Wichita Business Journal.

Billy Sims and Bill Wilson from the Wichita Business Journal.

Brain Latta and David Dunn

Board member Brian Latta and franchise owner David Dunn take a moment during the grand opening.

OU Club of Wichita board members flying the colors.

OU Club of Wichita board members flying the colors.

The day was made even more special with the introduction of the club’s 2016 scholarship winners.

Scholarship Winners

Shown here with Billy are Ashley Lesser (Kapaun Mt. Carmel), Mary (Molly) Wallace (Kapaun Mt. Carmel), Scott Tesser (Rose Hill), and Allison Herreen (Andover).

Seam Waugh soars at School of Meteorology

Sean Waugh works on weather lab vehicle

Sean Waugh at work on science lab on wheels, part of his work at the OU school of Meteorology and the National Severe Storms Lab in Norman, Oklahoma

Sean Waugh, a 2005 High School graduate of Arkansas City, was a 2005-06 OU Club of Wichita scholarship recipient. Sean is a Meteorology student at the University of Oklahoma and has so far obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. He plans to receive his Ph.D. in Meteorology in May of 2016.

As a junior at OU, he received the Outstanding Junior Award in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences for 2007-2008. This award is based on GPA, the number of hours completed and participation in service activities on the OU campus. Sean has been actively involved with the Weather Festival at the National Weather Center and organizes weather balloon launches at the event each year.

He was the recipient of the Lloyd Noble Trailblazer Scholarship Award which is granted to the outstanding junior in college. During his junior year, he was selected as a Hollings Scholarship recipient, a prestigious national recognition. This scholarship included a paid internship at a NOAA office of his choosing, and gave Sean access into the National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL) and started his research career. Since becoming involved with NSSL, he has assisted in many different research projects, including traveling to Galveston, Tx to test new mobile radar equipment during Hurricane Ike.

Sean Waugh working with youngsters at the National Weather Festival.

Sean Waugh working with youngsters at the National Weather Festival.

As a senior at OU, he was an integral part of tornado research project called VORTEX2 (Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment). He designed and built vehicles for the project and drove one of the lead vehicles as the convoy of 100 scientists and 40 specialized vehicles traveled 11 states for over a month, during the 2009 and 2010 severe weather season. Since then, his work at the lab has continued to grow and he has become the foremost point of contact when designing instrumentation for field campaigns.

Sean currently works for the University of Oklahoma in the National Weather Center in Norman and the National Severe Storms Lab, while working on finishing up his Ph.D. studies.