Congratulations, DAN STIFFLER!

Dan Stiffler with TV

Dan Stiffler with his new 65″ LG OLED TV.

Dan Stiffler won this TV

LG OLED 65 inch tv

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On August 28 Dan Stiffler of Wichita was selected in a random drawing as winner of this 65-inch LG OLED television. Proceeds wlll benefit the OU Club of Wichita scholarship program.

Special thanks to Greg Hephner at Hephner TV, John Arnold at Deano’s, and Kelly Dandurand with Edward Jones.

Dan is a longtime supporter of the OU club of Wichita and education.  Dan received his doctorate from Oklahoma State University and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Wichita State University. He has served on the Board of Examiners with the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program where he worked with the nation’s best and brightest in the field of quality. In 2010, Dan was selected by his colleagues as President of the Kansas Association of School Personnel Administrators. Dan’s experience includes everything from the small town to serving in a major urban area. His range of experience and unique, innovative perspectives give his conversations with employers and managers an added authenticity.

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Bryce Matteson – My Sooner Story

Meet Bryce Matteson. He’s an original board member and an unabashed Sooner fan. How did he get that way? This is his story.
Sadly, on March 31, 2021, Bryce passed away after a battle with cancer. We leave this video in place to honor him and remember his passion for the University of Oklahoma. Live on, University.

Kelly Pappan – My Sooner Story

If you measure Sooner loyalty by the size of their memorabilia collection, Kelly Pappan would compete for the top spot. How did this happen? He explains in this video and urges you to join the club.

Scholarship Recipients named for 2019

Natalie Knowles - Derby

The OU Club of Wichita has awarded six scholarships to Wichita-area high school seniors who will begin attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2019.

They are

Natalie Knowles – Derby High School
Natalie was selected as our Sheridan Drowatzky Scholarship Award winner for her impressive display of devotion to the military forces through her participation with the Air Force JROTC, and dedication to the community service of honoring our service members and military veterans. She is the daughter of Kim Gray and plans to major in Political Science and minor in Mandarin.

“You have to learn that you aren’t always right and that everyone isn’t always going to agree with your decisions. How you respond to these reactions and learn from them going forward makes you a better leader”
Brayden Steven – Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Brayden is the daughter of Jenni and Johnny Steven; She plans to study Marketing and Advertising.
“There are problems in this world that are bigger than the day-to-day issues that I face. It is a great feeling for me to know that when I participate in these things [volunteer activities] that I know I am part of something helping someone or some issue greater than myself.”
James “Bailey” Caughran – Derby High School
Bailey is the son of Brad and Jennifer Caughran; he plans to major in Human Health and Biology.

“I believe my passion, effort, and creativity allow me to effectively lead and motivate my groups to complete their tasks quickly and effectively, and work through the problems that frequently arise when working with inadequate supplies or unfamiliar people.”

Isabel Harmon – Ark City High School

Isabel is the daughter of Kelly and Eva Harmon; she plans to major in Biology.

“…when you commit to something, you must follow through even when not enjoyable so you do not to let down those counting on you.”

Katrina Mason – Derby High School

Katrina is the daughter of Patrick Mason and Melina Sengchanh; she plans to major in Biochemistry.

“Succeeding means more when we succeed together. I’ve always been the type to lead by example and service rather than by command.”

Malayna Unkel – Derby High School (no picture available at this time)
Malayna is the daughter of Curtis and Shara Unkel; she plans to study Biomedical Engineering.

“Through [Chick-Fil-A Leader Labs] I have had the opportunity to work with others as we collectively increase our abilities to lead and be examples in our worlds.”

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 Zuercher 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).