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ProPetro Scholars Program Established At SWOSU

Photo Caption: Southwestern Oklahoma State University President Randy L. Beutler (middle) visits with the ProPetro team about a new internship being established on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford. With Beutler are (from left) ProPetro District Technical Manager Christian Castro; ProPetro Senior Engineer Manager David Hall; ProPetro Reliability Engineering Manager Josh Hernandez; and SWOSU alumnus and ProPetro Sales and Marketing Manager Jordan Frosch. 

ProPetroSouthwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) alumnus Jordan Frosch (SWOSU Class of 2009) has partnered with the SWOSU Business Enterprise Center (BEC) to establish SWOSU’s first ever oil and gas industry internship through ProPetro Services Inc.

On a recent visit to the Weatherford campus, Frosch and the ProPetro engineering team collaborated with SWOSU President Dr. Randy Beutler, Associate Dean of the Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology Dr. Patsy Parker, and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement Clarke Hale to give SWOSU students a chance at one of the most highly sought after oil and gas industry internships in the country.

While on the SWOSU campus, the engineering team interviewed more than 20 potential candidates for both a full-time position and two intern positions. ProPetro was so impressed with the SWOSU students that they added a third internship to the program.

“We were very impressed with SWOSU’s engineering technology students and faculty,” Frosch stated. “It is our hope that this marks the beginning of a continued positive relationship between ProPetro and SWOSU."

ProPetro Services, Inc. is a growth-oriented, Midland (TX)-based oilfield services company that provides hydraulic fracturing and other complementary services to leading upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources.

The SWOSU ProPetro Scholars will work for three months in the Permian Basin getting hands-on experience in ProPetro’s fracturing department. In addition to receiving a $4,000 month stipend, the scholars will have the opportunity to interact with personnel at all levels of the company. The scholars will end their summer by briefing ProPetro’s corporate leadership on what they have learned during their experience.

Frosch, a native of Midland, graduated from Midland Lee High School before coming to SWOSU. While earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, he played basketball for the Bulldogs and helped re-establish Tau Kappa Epsilon at SWOSU. Having worked in the oil and gas industry for more than eight years, he currently serves as the sales and marketing manager for ProPetro and lives in Midland with his wife, Rachel, and their children Everlee, Emersyn and Ford.

“SWOSU is a stronger institution because of innovative, enterprising alumni like Jordan Frosch,” said SWOSU President Randy Beutler. “Thanks to Jordan and other thoughtful alumni, emeriti, and friends who collaborate with our hardworking, student-oriented staff like Patsy Parker and Clarke Hale, we can better fulfill our mission of providing a quality higher education for all through real world, experiential learning.”

For information, please contact the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3267 or visit