PLC IV & V participated in many events, presentations and lectures during the Spring 2011 semester. Guest lectures were presented by Richard Ratcliffe, Jim Mogg and Garrett King. Students also had the opportunity to tour the Chesapeake Energy Corporation campus in Oklahoma City.
Richard Ratcliffe is the Chairman of Ratcliffe’s Inc., a family owned bookstore business. Mr. Ratcliffe resides in Weatherford and is currently serving as a director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Jim Mogg is a former Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Advisor to the Chairman with Duke Energy Corporation. He is also a SWOSU Distinguished Alum.
Garret King serves on the personal staff of US Congressman Frank Lucas of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma. Garrett is an alumnus of SWOSU.
Many of the PLC students were given the opportunity to have dinner with Aron Ralston who wrote the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place and was also the true-life subject of the nationally acclaimed movie 127 Hours. Ralston presented a motivational speech to the entire campus after the dinner.