Friendship is a treasure and occasionally is held in such high regard that one elects to do something special. Mo Anderson’s life and deeds prompted one individual to establish the Mo Gregg Anderson Scholarship.
“As a senior in high school, I doubted that I would ever have the opportunity to attend college,” Anderson said. “When attending Girls State as a junior counselor on the OCW campus, I met Kathy Black. She suggested I apply for a scholarship at OCW. I applied and it was granted.
“I attended the fall of 1955 and spring of 1956. It was then that I realized I had some leadership ability and had the opportunity to use those skills effectively.
“I look upon that year as a key year in my educational development and I will be eternally grateful to OCW for the gift of a scholarship,” she said.
The scholarship is given to students needing financial assistance to pursue an education.
From her first career in music to her most challenging professional endeavor as CEO of one of the most successful real estate companies in the world, Anderson pursues everything she does with passion. Saluting her lifetime of achievement and her entrepreneurial spirit, USAO installed her into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2003.
Nearly 50 years after leaving Chickasha she is head of Keller Williams Realty. She joined the Keller Williams staff in 1992, before being promoted to CEO of the Austin, Texas-based company in January 1995.
A lifelong music lover, Anderson was an elementary music teacher for 14 years, until opening her first real estate office, a Century 21 franchise, in Edmond in 1975. Within a few short years, Anderson had grown the franchise into one of the top-producing offices out of 7,500 Century 21 locations in North America.
By 1986, Anderson sold her company to Merrill Lynch Realty, where she remained as vice president until 1989. In 1986 she was appointed to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission and served two terms as the panel's chairman. Anderson was one of 10 women featured in a book entitled, "Body and Soul," published by Hill in 1988. Back to Scholarship Page