Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Cassandra Purintun (left) of Hinton has been named the 2018-2019 Bud & Wanda Smalley Scholar at SWOSU. Purintun is shown with her mother, Shana Wright, at a previous SWOSU event.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Cassandra Purintun (left) of Hinton has been named the 2018-2019 Bud & Wanda Smalley Scholar at SWOSU. Purintun is shown with her mother, Shana Wright, at a previous SWOSU event.

Bud & Wanda Smalley Scholar Named at SWOSU

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) student Cassandra Purintun of Hinton has been named the 2018-2019 Bud & Wanda Smalley Scholar at SWOSU with locations in Weatherford and Sayre.

Purintun is studying accounting and finance in the Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology.

The Bud & Wanda Smalley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Judy (Smalley) Wilkes (SWOSU Class of 1976 and current SWOSU Foundation, Inc. trustee) and her husband, Mike Wilkes (SWOSU Class of 1975 and past president of the SWOSU Alumni Association) of Oklahoma City.

The fund provides scholarships to SWOSU students with a preference given to those students who graduated from schools in Caddo County, Oklahoma. The Smalleys were champions of higher education; all four of their daughters, all four of the Smalley sons-in-law, and seven of their 10 grandchildren are SWOSU alumni.

The Bud & Wanda Smalley Memorial Scholarship Fund is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc., which 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 more information, please contact the SWOSU Foundation at 580-774-3267 or visit www.SWOSUFoundation.com.