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Chapter Leader

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Becky McKenzie cheers on the Cowboys.
“It’s important to give back by supporting the university and other alumni.”

Chapter Leader - Becky McKenzie

Becky McKenzie may be more than 700 miles away from Stillwater, but she does not forget her Oklahoma roots. McKenzie was born and raised in Tulsa and graduated from Will Rogers High School. She attended OSU for
a year before earning her degree in management from the University of Tulsa.

One of her favorite memories from her time at Oklahoma State University was living in Willard Hall before it was renovated for the College of Education, Health & Aviation. Even though she only attended OSU for one year, she’s become a chapter volunteer in Atlanta, where she has lived since 1988.

“I always knew about the OSU Alumni Association, and in 2004, I attended my first watch party,” McKenzie said.

Cowboys in the Peach State often gather at McCray’s Tavern in Atlanta where McKenzie and her husband, Brad, now help to coordinate watch parties. McKenzie decided to become involved with the OSU Alumni Association because she wanted to stay connected with people and the university.

“We have people in all different stages of life,” McKenzie said. “It’s been fun to watch the younger members of the chapter establish their careers and families and be with others who have had similar experiences.”

When she’s not cheering on the Cowboys or following OSU news
on Facebook, McKenzie works as
 a trademark paralegal working on branding strategies and trademark applications. She’s spent 18 years in that field, which gives her a glimpse of what products are getting introduced to consumers — and she loves that peek.

McKenzie comes back to Oklahoma each fall to visit family and friends, and she fits a Cowboy football game in during those visits. Her deep love for Oklahoma State is something she hopes future alumni will share.

“It’s important to give back by supporting the university and other alumni,” she said. “It’s easier to connect with someone when you share that interest and love for Oklahoma State.”

 

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