Mark Owens addresses the crowd assembled for the 2003 dedication of the Owens Flag Plaza at USAO. Beside him is Caroline Owens, his partner in every endeavor.
Mark Owens, 63, a visionary entrepreneur and designer of the Owens Flag Plaza at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, died Nov. 1, at his home in Castle Rock, Colo.
He will be remembered for generations by alumni and friends of USAO as the “imagineer” behind the Owens Flag Plaza, which he designed as three interlocking circles to harmonize its unique three-part history.
Newly inducted members of the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame stop for a photo with President John Feaver after Saturday's ceremony. The annual event is a highlight of the USAO Alumni Homecoming. From left are Christopher Price of North Carolina, winner of the Young Alumni Award, and hall of fame honorees fire safety expert Dr. Robert England of Stillwater, concert pianist and educator Margaret Singer of Paris, and visionary elementary educator Annette Dake of Bridge Creek. At right is USAO President John Feaver.
Four exceptional individuals who are distinguishing themselves in diverse fields were honored Nov. 5 by the USAO Alumni Association.
CHICKASHA – Starting off her third season at USAO, women’s basketball head coach Laci Tompkins said her returners, including Tabby Bailey, Tashina Ototivo, Victoria Russell, Paige Pulliam and Hannah Henry, will hold a significant role on the team.
“I’m really looking forward to them,” Tompkins said. “They are really setting a standard of leadership, pushing everyone and knowing what to expect, so I’m really enjoying that. They are going to be a big help.”