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Diane Hunter Endowed Lectureship at SWOSU Grows to $100,000

May 21, 2012

Diane Hunter and Lynn Thurman
Diane Hunter (left) of Edmond recently completed a $25,000 pledge to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation that will benefit a lectureship already established in her name that supports the SWOSU Department of Psychology in Weatherford. With Hunter is Lynne Thurman, assistant to the president for institutional advancement at SWOSU.

Diane Hunter of Edmond recently completed a $25,000 pledge to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation that will benefit a lectureship already established in her name that supports the SWOSU Department of Psychology in Weatherford.

The recent gift gives the Diane Hunter Endowed Lectureship a total value of $100,000 with $50,000 coming from Hunter. These gifts are then matched by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as part of the state’s endowed chair program.

The gift allows the SWOSU Psychology Department to sponsor presentations and workshops that engage SWOSU students, faculty and the general public with valuable information and skills that can be used in the workplace. One such workshop was recently held by Cognitive Behavior Therapy co-founder Dr. Donald Meichenbaum.

Hunter serves on the SWOSU Foundation Board of Trustees and is incoming president of the SWOSU Alumni Association. Hunter received the President’s Service Award in 2000 for her involvement with the SWOSU Alumni Association.

She is currently practice administrator of the Oklahoma City Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic at St. Anthony Hospital.

Hunter, who grew up in Hinton and Weatherford, graduated from SWOSU in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in English with a minor in art and a Master of Education in 1990. 

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