2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is pleased to honor five alumni with the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award for their professional achievements and community service.
The five award recipients will be recognized at a public reception Saturday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center and later in the day at the OSU football game against Tulsa.
Bob Adams, D.O. of Kirkland, Wash., is a 1977 graduate of the Center for Health Sciences. He is currently serving as the team physician for the USA Track and Field Team and is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Board of Directors. He is a Life Member of the OSU Alumni Association.
Mark Allen of Edmond, Okla., received his bachelor’s degree in finance from OSU in 1981. Allen is president of Advance Food Company. Allen is a member of the State Chamber of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Business Roundtable. He serves on the OSU Foundation Board of Governors and is a Member of the OSU Alumni Association.
Rand Elliott of Oklahoma City, Okla., received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from OSU in 1973. He is the president of Elliott + Associates Architects. Elliott is an internationally acclaimed architect and has received numerous awards and honors for his work across the U.S. as well as internationally. In 2005, Elliott + Associates won its ninth AIA Honor Award, given to the best projects in the world.
C.W. (Bill) Harrison of Lindsay, Okla., received his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from OAMC in 1955. After graduation, Harrison took over the ownership of the Harrison Gypsum Company, later serving as Harrison Gypsum and Allied Custom Gypsum Boards Chairman. He serves on the OSU Foundation Board of Governors, is a Lifetime Member of the OSU Alumni Association Leadership Council and is a Life Member of the Association.
David A. Waits of Stillwater, Okla., received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in geography from OSU in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He is the President and CEO of SST Software. Waits serves on the OSU Foundation Board of Governors and is a Member of the OSU Alumni Association.
Kick off for the Tulsa vs. OSU football game has been set for 6 p.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium. Association members can purchase discounted tickets by going to orangeconnection.org/footballdiscount. The honorees will also be recognized during the Cowboy Corral, which will open at the Alumni Center at 2:30 p.m.
For more information on the Association’s awards programs, visit orangeconnection.org/alumniawards.