In February 2010 Oklahoma State University embarked on an unprecedented campaign to raise $1 billion to unleash the transformative power of people and ideas at OSU. The College of Human Sciences identified $40 million as its share of the audacious goal. Facilities, students, faculty and program support are the college's highest priorities. The College of Human Sciences has been an integral part of the OSU campus for over 100 years. We invite you to join us as we prepare for our next century of providing leadership to OSU, the State of Oklahoma and the world.
To learn how you can be a part of the college's success, please contact:
Dean Stephan Wilson
Stephanie Vogel, Senior Director of Development
The College of Human Sciences Renovation & expansion
GOAL - $30 million
ENVISION THE FUTURE OF HUMAN SCIENCES
The College of Human Sciences enhances people's lives through faculty research and innovation, excellent teaching, and service to professional partners and community leaders. The College has an exciting opportunity to take serving people to a new level with a creative transformation of our iconic facilities. Renovation of the existing building and an expansion to the north will provide students and faculty with revitalized space in which to forge new partnerships with industry and professional partners while pushing the boundaries of social and scientific research and technology transfer.
A four-story, 106,000-square-foot addition north of the existing buildings and renovations to the current structures will create laboratory and teaching space that will enhance our already successful programs and provide new opportunities for students and faculty to advance. The combination of the renovations and new construction will provide for expansion of academic programs and research efforts related to childhood obesity prevention, aging and gerontology, components of family risk and resilience, creation and development of protective clothing for emergency personnel, social and behavioral health, marriage and family relations and nutritional standards. The College will be the destination of choice for students and faculty seeking collaborative, creative scholarship and the chance to pursue solutions to real-world challenges on a local and global scale.
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GOAL - $5 million
STUDENTS ARE THE FUTURE
The College of Human Sciences is committed to students. The College's highest freshman retention rate at OSU is a testament to this commitment. Whether through the Knaub Student Center, rigorous academic preparation, experiential learning or study abroad opportunities, Human Sciences' students are prepared for success from the moment they enroll. This enables Human Sciences graduates to impact the lives of others. We are extremely proud of the way our College and alumni succeed in solving human problems and enhancing human lives.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Eighty percent of OSU students rely on some type of financial aid to fund their education. The College of Human Sciences wants to assist accomplished and motivated students to realize their goals of becoming college graduates, but we need your assistance.
Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships
By establishing endowed undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships for students, you are making an ongoing and important investment in the future. Follow our students after graduation and you will find them in positions of leadership in nutrition, design, retailing, the hospitality industry, and not-for-profit settings. Ask our alumni who have received scholarships and they will tell you how extremely grateful they were for support that enabled them to complete their education.
Annual Scholarships and Fellowships
Annual gifts supporting unrestricted scholarships are also especially valuable because they enable the College of Human Sciences the flexibility to recruit and retain outstanding students. The College has committed to raise $250,000 in annual gifts through 2014 for the CHES Endowed Scholarship Fund for Excellence to take advantage of the Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match, created by the generosity of T. Boone Pickens. This commitment will be matched 1.5:1, growing the total endowment by $625,000 and, ultimately, providing an additional $31,250 in scholarships annually. Every gift makes a difference, toward our goal and your support will ensure our success.
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Endowed Professorships and Chairs
GOAL - $2.5 million
WORLD CLASS FACULTY
Faculty are the heart of the College. Endowed faculty positions attract outstanding faculty with national and international recognition for quality teaching and research. In addition, the added expertise of these reputable educators provides the leadership to benefit and serve other faculty, students and the region. Faculty members who hold prestigious chairs and professorships are considered experts in their fields and are highly regarded in the academic world.
Not only do endowed positions increase a faculty member's stature in their profession, but these roles establish educational strength and prestige for academic departments and disciplines in the College of Human Sciences. They greatly enhance the College's ability to recruit and retain world class educators in all academic fields.
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GOAL - $2.5 million
PROGRAMS OF DISTINCTION
Each discipline within the College of Human Sciences challenges students to learn through real world experiences. Participation and attendance at professional conferences, world-class visiting lecturers and professors, and career development workshops are a few of the extracurricular opportunities academic units offer to enhance student learning. Administrative units provide support for professional conferences, faculty and student recruitment and retention activities as well as student and faculty leadership development opportunities. Increased amounts of unrestricted funding would provide for these types of experiences that characterize an education of distinction. Gifts may be made to the following areas:
- Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising
- Department of Human Development and Family Science
- Department of Nutritional Sciences
- School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration
- Academic Programs and Services
- Dean's Excellence Fund
- Research and Graduate Studies
- The Patricia Kain Knaub Center for Student Success
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