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OSU To Unveil Memorial To ‘Remember The 4’

Fri, November 10, 2017
OSU To Unveil Memorial To ‘Remember The 4’

Oklahoma State University has announced plans to unveil a memorial in remembrance of former Cowgirl basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna, and OSU supporters Olin and Paula Branstetter.

The public is welcome to attend the dedication ceremony of the ‘Remember the 4' memorial on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. 

The four died in a plane crash on Nov. 17, 2011 in Arkansas while on a recruiting trip.

“This memorial will be a lasting tribute to four wonderful individuals who touched the lives of so many. OSU will always ‘Remember the 4’ and extends its support and thoughts to the families and friends of Kurt Budke, Miranda Serna, and Olin and Paula Branstetter,” OSU President Burns Hargis said.

The memorial, on the northeast side of the OSU Athletics Center, is highlighted by illuminated images of the four individuals. The forms are arranged in a perfect square, symbolizing the completion of four unique lives.

In addition to an image of the individual, each lighted panel features an in memoriam script provided by the respective families.

An inward-looking space with stone benches along each of the four will allow for an area of quiet reflection.

As a whole, the memorial will serve to honor the memory of the four and exemplify their commitment to OSU.