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U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Bice

Rep. Bice set to speak at OSU spring commencement

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Media Contact: Page Mindedahl | Communications Specialist | 405-744-9782 |

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Bice, an Oklahoma State University alumna, will be the speaker at her alma mater’s spring 2024 commencement May 11. 

A fourth-generation Oklahoman, Congresswoman Bice graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1995. 

“It is a privilege to have Rep. Bice speak at our spring commencement ceremonies,” OSU President Kayse Shrum said. “Bice has served the state of Oklahoma for a decade. She also comes from a family of proud Cowboys, and her OSU ties run deep.” 

Bice worked in the private sector for more than 20 years focusing on sales, marketing and consulting services. She also started her own marketing firm and later led a boutique digital marketing agency as vice president of business development.

Bice began her public service career in 2014 when she was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate. During her tenure, she was the assistant majority floor leader and chair of the Senate Finance Committee. In 2020, she was elected to Congress to represent Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.

“I am honored to be the graduation commencement speaker for my alma mater, Oklahoma State University. This university has played a pivotal role in my life,” Bice said. “It’s where I met my husband, it’s the school my daughters chose, and it’s a place that holds countless memories. Having the opportunity to speak with graduating students before they venture out into the world is deeply moving, and I could not be more excited. I look forward to celebrating this achievement with them.”

The 148th undergraduate ceremonies for OSU-Stillwater will start at 9 a.m., May 11, with the Ferguson College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. At 12:30 p.m., the Spears School of Business will have its ceremony, followed by the College of Professional Studies and College of Education and Human Sciences at 3:30 p.m. The ceremonies will end with the College of Arts and Sciences at 6:30 p.m.

Graduates should arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time and enter through Boone Pickens Stadium’s Gate 1 South. Doors on the east side of Gallagher-Iba Arena will open for guests one hour prior to the ceremony start time. 

Ceremonies for the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Graduate College will be May 10 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.

The OSU Institute of Technology (OSUIT) held its commencement ceremony on April 19 on the campus in Okmulgee. OSU-Oklahoma City will host its ceremony at Jim Norick Arena on the state fairgrounds at 6 p.m. May 10. 

The OSU Center for Health Sciences will have its ceremonies at 5 p.m., May 16 at the Mabee Center on the campus of Oral Roberts University.

OSU-Tulsa will have its ceremony at 6:30 p.m., May 13, at the Union High School Multipurpose Activity Center in Tulsa.

All commencements will be livestreamed through Amazon Fire and Apple TV via the Inside OSU app, and at OSUIT’s ceremony will be available on demand after the ceremony.

For more information about OSU’s graduation ceremonies, visit

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