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Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, OK, is a institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). The name was changed in 1957.
OSU is known for its College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and College of Veterinary Medicine. The Math Department has been recognized by the American Mathematics Association as one of four innovative programs in the nation as well as producing five Sloan Fellows, which is equal to that of MIT. The College of Engineering is internationally renowned, particularly in the fields of architecture and mechanical engineering.
Oklahoma State has graduated more Native Americans than any other university in the nation.
NCAA Division I-A
Conference: Big 12 (South)
Major Rivalries: University of Oklahoma (The Bedlam Series)
NCAA Championships: 46 (Wrestling 33, M Golf 9, M Basketball 2, Baseball 1, M Cross Country 1)
Current Athletic Director: Harry Birdwell
OSU has one of the richest histories of any athletic program in the nation, and houses the largest homecoming in the country. At 45 total national titles, OSU has the fourth most team national championships in the country. OSU has one of the largest athlete graduation rates in the country.
- Edward C. Gallagher, former wrestling coach; winningest coach in NCAA wrestling history
- Henry Iba, former men's basketball head coach
- Jimmy Johnson, former football head coach
- Pat Jones , former football head coach
- Les Miles, former football head coach
- John Smith, current wrestling head coach
- Eddie Sutton, current men's basketball head coach
Notable Alumni of Oklahoma State University
Engineering, architecture & sciences
- William W. Caudill , FAIA, notable U.S. architect (1914-1983)
- Stuart Roosa, NASA astronaut, Apollo 14
- Dr. H. Edward Roberts, who invented the personal computer and helped shape modern computing as it is known today
Politics & public services
- Joe Allbaugh , former FEMA director
- Don Nickels , former US Senator
- Joel Hefley, US House, 5th District of Colorado
- Wes Watkins, US House, Oklahoma
- John Ashley- Producer ("The A-Team," "Walker, Texas Ranger"), Associate Producer ("Apocalypse Now: Redux")
- Garth Brooks
- Gary Busey
- James Marsden
- Matthew Mungle (Academy Award Winner)
- Kinga Philipps- Host of USA's "Ready for the Weekend" Movie Program, Ms. Powers in "Goldmember"
- Tony Allen , current NBA basketball player, Boston Celtics
- R.W. McQuarters , current NFL football player, Chicago Bears
- Desmond Mason, current NBA basketball player, Milwaukee Bucks
- Houston Nutt, current NCAA football head coach, University of Arkansas
- Bryant Reeves, NBA basketball player, Vancouver Grizzlies
- Allie Reynolds, MLB pitcher
- Barry Sanders, NFL football player, Detroit Lions
- Thurman Thomas, NFL football player, Buffalo Bills
- Robin Ventura, MLB baseball player
- T. Boone Pickens, Corporate tycoon and billionaire; donated well over $70 million to OSU, including to the renovation of the football stadium
- Charlie Eitel, Chaiman and CEO, Simmons Company; number one manufacturer of matresses
- Fran Jabara ,founder of merchant banking and investment company Jabara Ventures Group and the Jabara Family Foundation, also co-founder of Leisure Hotels Group, expert in entrepreneurial studies
- Thomas "Tom" K. Tracy, chairman and CEO of Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey Capital Markets, Altanta, Georgia
- Kenneth O. "K.O." Dixon, retired founder and president of Dixon Industries
This currently an incomplete list. An interactive map is available to locate buildings on campus
- Barlett Studio of Art
- Classroom Building
- Engineering North
- Engineering South
- Human Environmental Sciences
- Life Sciences East
- Life Sciences West
- Math Statistics Computer Science
- Paul Miller Journalism Building
- Physical Science
- Seretean Center
- Spears College of Business
- Williard, home of the College of Education
- Drummond Hall
- Iba Hall
- Kerr Hall
- Parker Hall
- Patchin-Jones Hall
- Stout Hall
- Suite A
- Suite B
- Wentz Hall
- Willham North (demolished March-April of 2005)
- Willham South (demolished March-April of 2005)
Demolition of Willham North and South can be seen at the OSU ResLife website.
- Boone Pickens Stadium - named after T. Boone Pickens.
- Gallagher-Iba Arena - named top collegiate venue in the United States by CBS Sportsline. It is named after Edward C. Gallagher and Henry Iba. It is home to practice facitiles, weight and locker rooms as well as the original white maplewood basketball court. The court has recently been named Eddie Sutton Court, in honor of OSU's current Men's Basketball Coach.
- National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
- Old Central - the oldest building on campus.
- Student Union - largest student center in the world.
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