Wilcox enjoys running Kay County OSU Alumni Chapter
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Amy Wilcox considered herself a Cowboy long before attending Oklahoma State University.
Wilcox grew up in Arkansas City, Kansas, just north of the Oklahoma border. Her grandmother attended OSU and graduated the final year before the university changed its name from Oklahoma A&M to OSU.
While at OSU, Wilcox earned a degree in broadcast journalism in 2004, later returning to complete her master’s in mass communications and media management in 2010. Some of her fondest memories from her time at OSU include meeting lifelong friends and experiencing college with her nowhusband, Aaron.
“It’s difficult to recall just a few memories because there are so many to choose from,” Wilcox said.
Soon after completing her master’s, Wilcox moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma, and quickly became involved with the Kay County OSU Alumni Chapter. She didn’t know many people after moving to a new city, so she was extremely excited at the opportunity to be involved in the community, as well as to meet new people who shared her love for OSU.
As president, Wilcox is tasked with many responsibilities, including organizing watch parties and seeking out scholarship opportunities for local students.
“I enjoy watching the chapter grow in not only watch parties and other gatherings, but also in scholarship opportunities and board memberships, as well,” Wilcox said.
Her favorite chapter event is Jockeys and Juleps. The event is a Kentucky Derby party held on the day of the race. Attendees enjoy watching the races, participating in party games, a silent auction and traditional Derby fare. Jockeys and Juleps also helps raise scholarship money for local high school students.
“I would not be able to achieve any of this without the rest of the board,” Wilcox said. “They are a tremendous help. Their involvement and hard work allow these events to occur.”
Wilcox explains that OSU provided her with lifelong friends and memories that she cherishes. She often thinks about her own memories at OSU with her husband and always looks forward to taking her two boys, Ayson and Axton, to OSU events.
“I am excited for my two boys to start creating their own memories at OSU,” Wilcox said.
Photos by: provided by Amy Wilcox
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