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Donna Anderson

Cherokee, OK


Alva, OK

Allen "Skeeter" Bird is a 1985 Northwestern graduate with a degree in history. He received his master’s of public administration in 1998 from the University of Anchorage. Upon graduation from Northwestern, Bird signed on with the Army and remained in active service until 1998. In that year, he became a full-time member of the Army National Guard and was stationed in Alaska until 2005.

During his military career as an Army aviator, he served in various positions that included: platoon leader, company commander, financial manager, and battalion commander. In July of 2005, after attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, Bird retired from the Army National Guard and assumed responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation.



Cherokee, OK

Dick Caruthers earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Northwestern in 1968 and his master’s in guidance and counseling in 1972. He taught at Holcomb Consolidated Schools from 1968 to 1971 and is now executive of Caruthers Construction Inc. His business interests include construction, oil and gas investments, farm and ranch interests, and rock quarry. 

In his spare time, he enjoys big game hunting, fishing, land improvement with an emphasis on habitat for wildlife, street rods and spending time with his grandchildren. He has served on the Savings and Loans Board and is a member of the Masonic Lodge, NRA and Safari Club.


Paul Corr

Alva, OK


Dr. Janet Cunningham 

Alva, OK

Dr. Janet Cunningham began serving as the 19th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University on July 1, 2006, following her appointment by the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma. She became just the second alumnus and first woman to serve as president of the institution. She joined the faculty at Northwestern in 1979 and continued teaching until 1985, when she became an instructor at the University of Oklahoma while her husband attended law school there. She returned to teaching at Northwestern in 1988.

Cunningham earned a doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University and has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern. She also has completed professional education at the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University and through the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky. In 2001, she became a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma.

A leader in civic affairs, Cunningham serves on the Executive Committee of the Alva Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Woods County Economic Development Association. She has also served in numerous volunteer capacities with organizations connected to the Alva Public Schools. She and her husband, Rick, a local attorney, have four children: Brett, Tanner, Drew and Allison.


Enid, OK


Cherokee, OK


Jet, OK


David Johnson




Alva, OK

A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, Donovan Reichenberger joined the Northwestern faculty in 1967. After a career in the U.S. Navy, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern in 1966 and a master’s degree from Wichita State in 1967.

Donovan is a member of the Tyler Trust Board. He has also served on the Share Medical Center Board of Trustees, Alva Centennial Commission, and as chairman and member of various Northwestern faculty committees.


Tommie Rhoades

Woodward, OK 


Alva, OK

Shane Terrel is a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is also a graduate of the Missouri Auction School. He is the founder and sole owner of Hunting Country Real Estate, which markets land across Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Additionally, Terrel and his brother, Shawn, operate MineralMarketing.Com, a marketing company. 

Terrel is a 4th generation farmer, who continues to operate the family farm with his wife, Julie, and their two children, Mitchell and Shayla. Mitchell is currently a student at Northwestern and Shayla plans to attend the family alma mater following high school graduation in 2014.  

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