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Cecil Perkins Memorial Scholarship Endowment Established with SWOSU Foundation

December 10, 2013

A memorial scholarship endowment in honor of former long-time athletic director Cecil Perkins was recently established with the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation on the Weatherford campus.

Patti Perkins, wife of Perkins, worked with Jennifer Dickey of the SWOSU Foundation office to establish the endowment that will benefit married students who are majoring in education and participating in athletics.

Donations can be made online at: https://swosu.site-ym.com/donations/donate.asp?id=9060

Or, donations can be mailed to SWOSU Foundation, Cecil Perkins Memorial Scholarship Endowment, 100 Campus Drive, Weatherford OK 73096.

Perkins, a SWOSU graduate and inductee into the SWOSU Athletics Hall of Fame, passed away earlier this fall.  As the athletic director for 26 years, Perkins presided over 12 national championship titles won by SWOSU teams including six by rodeo, five by women’s basketball and one by football. Additionally, his golf teams qualified for a combined nine national tournaments.

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