Northwestern scholarships get a boost of $29,457 in GivingTuesday campaign

For the fifth consecutive year, the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association participated in the global online GivingTuesday campaign to raise funds for student scholarships through its annual giving program, RISE (Rangers Investing in Students & Education). 


Outstanding Graduate Nominations Due

The deadline to submit nominations to the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association for the 2020 Outstanding Graduates is January 1. 

Northwestern Today: Men's Basketball

If you have been to a recent men’s basketball game, you may have seen a new face pacing along the sidelines, calling out plays, and learning each lesson along the way.


Thomas Sander's Northwestern Family Legacy

Thomas Sander shares a sibling legacy at Northwestern. For Thomas, this legacy at Northwestern Oklahoma State University began with his older sister, Carmen Cumpston.


RITC Service Day Recap

The first annual Rangers in the Community (RITC) community service day on September 21 was a success. Cherokee Main Street and the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association teamed up to put the shine on downtown Cherokee, Okla.


Stockton Graves Earns Reichenberger Fundraising Award

Stockton Graves, Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo coach, was awarded the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award at the annual Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association Donor Appreciation Dinner on October 1.


Northwestern Today: Visual Arts

The expansion of the Visual Arts department has grown at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, allowing students to not only express their passions but be exposed to new opportunities that weren’t available a decade ago.


 Bob and Shelly Battisti Basketball Scholarship is Established

The Bob and Shelly Battisti Basketball Scholarship was established in 2019 by the Battisti family. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior non-starter on the men’s basketball team.


One-Year Graduates Invited Back for Northwestern Homecoming

The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association invites all Northwestern graduates back for homecoming on Saturday, October 26, 2019.


Northwestern Alumni Tent Offers Events at Homecoming 

In celebration of Homecoming 2019, the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association tent is a destination for alumni and Ranger fans on the Downtown Square located across from the Rialto Theatre, standard and new opportunities will be available.


Five Tips For Setting Up Your Own Business

As we start back to school each fall, one of the first questions I ask my students in the Introductory Financial Accounting course is, “How many of you would like to own a business?”. Each year, the number of students with hands raised have grown. Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. Although the majority of startup businesses still make it past the first year (75%), nearly 50% are not in business after their 5th year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor.


Harrison Hull Makes A Comeback

Harrison was recruited to play baseball at Northwestern after he finished his Associate's degree at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid, Okla. His first semester of fall 2016, during the Fall World Series, he collided with the right-field wall. He broke the c6-c7 section spinal section in his neck and had two surgeries to fuse together his neck with titanium plates.


Northwestern Today: Band

A single, unified breath is heard through the stadium. The hours of practice, the stiff uniforms and the thousands of little black notes dancing off the sheet music are all in preparation for this moment. The countless formations and transitions disappear from each members thoughts as instinct takes over. The drum major lifts his hands and brings forth the sweet sound that is the Ranger Marching Band.


Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has many supporters wondering how to regain the tax deduction they used to have and still support their favorite college.  When one reaches age 70.5, they have a required minimum distribution (RMD) from their retirement accounts. For those who have individual retirement accounts (IRAs) I share the following for your consideration.


Madi Wilson Overcomes

When Madi was diagnosed with cerebral palsy just before the age of two, her parents did not know what to expect. They did not know what her life would become. They did not even know if she would be able to walk.


Kylene Whiteman Thrives

Kylene Whiteman thrives. A 2012 graduate of Northwestern with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, she had a childhood that included daily physical and emotional abuse. Both parents were substance abuse addicts. Her childhood culminated into abandonment by both her parents before high school.


Northwestern Today: Cross Country and Women's Track and Field

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens





Ryerson Hall, formerly known as Fine Arts, was dedicated on November 15, 2019. 

End 2019 well. Give to RISE and help students earn their degrees. Click here.


The impact of your scholarship donations:

"Northwestern has a great nursing program with excellent instructors who – from the first day – have cared about me as both a student and person. I am grateful to be in the program here.


I want to thank the generous donors who have supported me and the many other students here at Northwestern. Scholarships help many of us to be able to graduate debt-free. Without the scholarships and the dedicated faculty at Northwestern, I wouldn’t be where I am today."


-Joni Welch


Class of 2020


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