Newcastle man gives $1M to OSU to honor Bellmon
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A 92-year-old retired oilman is giving
$1 million to Oklahoma State University in honor of former Gov.
C. Hubert Gragg of Newcastle did not attend OSU but was a friend
of Bellmon, an OSU alumnus who died last September. Gragg is
originally from Burkburnett, Texas, but has spent most of his life
in Oklahoma. The oldest of Gragg's three sons attended OSU.
Of his gift, $750,000 will go to OSU's Bellmon Scholarship
Endowment and $250,000 to the university's Bellmon Program
Endowment. OSU officials say the funds will help students prepare
for graduate school, jobs and academic competitions through
research and study-abroad opportunities.
OSU Foundation President Kirk Jewell says the gift is "from one
extraordinary man to honor another extraordinary man."