Southeastern News

University Communications Staff

Alan Burton


Alan Burton serves as Director of University Communications for the University. In this capacity, he coordinates University news releases and publications (Magnolia Magazine, Annual Report, Update, Campus Connection) and acts as a liaison between the campus and news media. A native of Sherman, Texas, Burton is a 1979 graduate of Texas Tech University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of communications, including newspaper and radio work, and 11 years as the Community Relations Officer for the Sherman (Texas) Independent School District. He has received numerous awards for his work from the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association and Texas School Public Relations Association. Burton is the author of Five Texana-related books.

Dan Hoke


Dan Hoke serves as University Assistant Director in the Department of University Communications. He coordinates photography and graphic design for university publications, press releases, and advertising that originates from the Department of University Communications. Originally from Oklahoma City, he moved to Durant in 1988 after graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in photojournalism. His work has won numerous awards from the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association, as well as appearing in Sports Illustrated, national daily newspapers, state and local Chamber of Commerce publications, and most recently in the America 24/7 digital photography book series, Oklahoma 24/7 and Dogs 24/7.

Harold Harmon


Harold Harmon is an Oklahoma native, born in Caddo (1936). Attended elementary and high schools in Durant, graduating in 1954. He attended Southeastern, spent three years in the military and returned to SOSU in 1968 for 31–year tenure as Sports Information Director. He served as sports editor of the Durant Daily Democrat 33–plus years, and retired from full–time employment in July 2004. He has won several awards for photography, column and feature writing for United Press International and Associated Press. He broadcast football, basketball and baseball 13 years for KSEO/KSEO–FM in Durant. He was initiated Bryan County Basketball All–Star Games and Bryan County Athletics Hall of Fame, and was inducted into Hall of Fame in 2003. He has been employed as SOSU University Communications staff writer since July 2005.