Garland and Myrtle Stevens Scholarship
Myrtle Stevens, director of Alumni Relations at USAO for many years, established this scholarship in memory of her late husband Garland to those students in need.
A lifelong Gracemont resident, Garland was a farmer and rancher in Caddo County. He was active in the church and community, serving on local and country boards. He was a church elder and secretary.
“Garland loved horses and roped calves in amateur rodeos. Most of all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend,” Myrtle says.
Myrtle holds degrees in home economics and art education from OCW and USAO and a master’s in home economics education from the University of Oklahoma. She taught home economics in high school and at USAO for a combined total of 28 years.
During her service as the alumni director, the USAO Alumni Association assets grew from three awardable scholarships in 1994 to 67 awardable scholarships in 2006.
The USAO Alumni Association Board resolved to raise money to renovate the Home Management House and requested that it be renamed the Stevens Alumni House to honor Myrtle Stevens service as director and advocate.