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Joyce Teghtmeyer

SWOSU Music Students to Benefit from Joyce Teghtmeyer Scholarship Fund

Photo Caption: Weatherford resident, musician and recent SWOSU retiree Joyce Teghtmeyer has established a music scholarship fund at SWOSU.

Students studying in the Department of Music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship fund established by Weatherford resident, musician and recent SWOSU retiree Joyce Teghtmeyer.

“Joyce Teghtmeyer is a valued and respected member of our campus community and always will be,” said SWOSU President Dr. Randy L. Beutler. “For just under four decades she worked diligently to provide vital services to our students, faculty and staff, and now her philanthropic spirit will provide much-needed scholarship support to our nationally-recognized Department of Music. We are a stronger university because of emeriti like Joyce and are truly grateful to her for her generous and thoughtful investment in student success.”

The Joyce Teghtmeyer Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to SWOSU students preparing for professional careers as music educators, performers, music industry professionals and music therapists.

Teghtmeyer (SWOSU Class of 1975) began her service at SWOSU in 1982. She was a trusted and important part of the Office of the Registrar until her retirement in 2018.

Garrett King, assistant to the president and director of institutional advancement at SWOSU, said Teghtmeyer is a passionate and committed musician and has helped instruct hundreds of young people from across Oklahoma and the nation at SWOSU’s band camps over the decades.

The Joyce Teghtmeyer Scholarship Fund is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $24 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For information on how to make a charitable gift to SWOSU please contact the SWOSU Foundation at 580-774-3267 or visit