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Three Cowboy Callers raise more than $120,000 for Oklahoma State University

Friday, June 8, 2007

Chelsey Hoselton
STILLWATER, OKLA., June 8, 2007 --  The Oklahoma State University Foundation (OSUF) recognized Chesley Hoselton, Candace McCreary and Sydney Garner as the top three Cowboy Callers for the 2006-07 school year after their combined efforts resulted in raising $120,896 to benefit university programs and students.  Combined efforts of Cowboy Callers raised nearly $900,000 for the year.

 “These three young women have made an impact on OSU and on future students they will never know,” said Debbie Nance, assistant director of annual giving programs.  “Each one of them loves OSU and is very proud of the work they do as student Cowboy Callers.  They are positive role models for our students; displaying a healthy work ethic and understanding the importance of giving back to OSU.”

Candace McCreary
Hoselton, an El Reno, Okla., native, began working as a Cowboy Caller in the OSU Foundation’s telemarketing department in the spring of 2005 and was responsible for raising $41,936 of the total.  

“We are doing much more than fundraising for the colleges on campus,” Hoselton said.  “We raise money to help others reach their goals.  I, myself, have been lucky enough to be a scholarship recipient that was made possible by an alumnus giving back to OSU.”

Hoselton graduated in May from OSU with a degree in communication sciences and disorders and is continuing her education at the University of Tulsa where she will earn a master’s degree in speech pathology.

Sydney Garner
The second highest grossing caller, McCreary, is a native of Idabel, Okla., and began working as a Cowboy Caller in the fall of 2006.  The junior international business major secured $40,615 in donations for the fiscal year.           

Garner, a native of Durant, Okla., also joined the Cowboy Callers in the fall of 2006 as a freshman at OSU majoring in hotel and restaurant management.  Her efforts resulted in $38,345 benefiting OSU students and programs.  

Overall, $880,583 was raised in fiscal year 2006 by nearly 50 student callers who contacted more than 28,000 alumni and friends who played a significant role in OSU’s annual giving efforts. Ten months a year, five days a week OSU students work to raise funds for the university through academic and financial student support.  Future OSU students will see the results of these collective efforts for many years to come.

 “Every OSU student could benefit from working at least one semester as a Cowboy Caller,” Nance said. “The exposure the students receive to other academic colleges and faculty is priceless as is the interaction with OSU alumni.”

The Oklahoma State University Foundation serves as the private fundraising organization for OSU, as designated by the OSU Regents. Its mission is to unite donor and university passions and priorities to achieve excellence.

For more information access the Foundation’s Web site at
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