Southeastern News

Gold & Blue Scholarship Gala set for February 13 at Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – The Alumni Association of Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host the annual Gold and Blue Scholarship Gala and Auction on Saturday, February 13.

The Gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1614 N. First Avenue.

In the past 17 years of the Gold and Blue Gala, the Alumni Association Endowment Scholarship account has grown to more than $270,000, while providing  annual scholarship support to the University.

Last year’s event drew a record-setting crowd of 200 guests and raised more than $50,000 to be awarded to Southeastern students.

“This is a major fundraiser for the Association,’’ said director of alumni relations Stephanie Davison. “Thanks to the guests and sponsors of the Gala, the Southeastern Alumni Association awards scholarships, which is one of the reasons the Association exists. We do our best to bring high quality, desirable items to the live and silent auctions and provide a full evening of entertainment, including food and dancing to live music by The Decades. Every alumni and friend of Southeastern is invited to join in the fun.’’

Attire for the Gala can be anything from blue jeans to as dress-up as “anybody desires.”

Tickets are $75 per person for a complete evening of entertainment for a worthy cause. Tickets are available for purchase at the Southeastern Welcome Center. They may also be purchased online at http://alumni/

For further information, call 580-745-2288 or e-mail

The community of businesses and Southeastern alumni support the Gold and Blue Gala each year by donating unique and valuable items for the live and silent auctions. Live-auction items often include collectible art, one-of-a-kind custom fabricated items and exclusive experiences.

Examples of silent-auction items include weekend vacations, fun-day classes/experiences, local dining packages and special apparel.

Presidential Golf Classic scheduled for June 8 at Chickasaw Pointe

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s prestigious Presidential Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, June 8, at beautiful Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club.

The 6-player scramble draws golfers from all across Oklahoma and neighboring states. This is the annual major fundraiser to support the Southeastern Foundation, Inc. and Southeastern.

The 15th annual Classic will feature an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start with registration and the practice range opening at 7:30.

A continental breakfast will be available at 8 a.m. and the awards ceremony will be held immediately following play.

The Classic can handle 144 players or 24 six-person teams. There are 18 teams registered with several teams ready to sign on the dotted line.

Golfers without a team are welcome to sign up and be assigned to a group.

Register online at or download and mail the registration form and payment to Presidential Golf Classic, Southeastern Foundation, 1405 N. 4th Avenue, PMB 4187, Durant, OK, 74701-0609.

Registration fee is $125 per golfer and includes a registration gift, greens fee, cart, food and drinks, breakfast, lunch and a catered dinner during the Awards Ceremony at approximately 2-3 p.m.

Larry Dyson Motors of Durant will award a GMC vehicle for the first hole-in-one. There are prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams and contests for Closest-to-the Pin and Longest Drive for both men and women.

The winning team members’ names will be added to the President’s Cup trophy.

Various sponsorship levels are available, call the Platinum level going for $3,500, including two teams of six players and Platinum amenities.

Sponsorships go from Platinum through Gold, Silver, Bronze, Team, Tournament and Hole sponsorships. For more information, call the Southeastern Welcome Center at 580-745-2288.

For all of the fun, food, fellowship and outstanding golf you can handle, register quickly for Southeastern’s 2012 Presidential Golf Classic.