Alumni & Friends

Sapphire Ball 

Eastern’s 2019 Sapphire Ball is set for Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the E.E. Tourtellotte Student Center Ballroom in Wilburton. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. 

Ticket Information

Tickets are $60 each. They typically sell out quickly, so RSVP early  to ensure your event reservation. To purchase tickets, complete the RSVP form (pdf) and mail it with your payment enclosed or email it to tmcbeath@eosc.edu to receive an invoice to pay by credit card (please note that payments by credit card will include a minimal service fee). If you have any questions, please contact Trish McBeath at 918-465-1804.

Sponsorship Opportunities

An event sponsorship is an opportunity for you, your company or organization to show your commitment to the students of southeast Oklahoma. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Sapphire Ball directly support students through Eastern’s Sapphire Scholarship Fund. There are several sponsorship level opportunities available and we welcome the opportunity to visit with you about how you can make an investment in Eastern students. A portion of your sponsorship is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. Thank you in advance for your support.

2019 Sapphire Ball Sponsorship Packet (pdf)
2019 Sapphire Ball Sponsorship Form (pdf)
2019 Sapphire Ball Auction Donation Form (pdf)

About the Sapphire Ball

Eastern established the Sapphire Ball in 2010 to raise funds for student scholarships, as well as honor the college’s alumni, faculty, staff and community supporters. The Sapphire Ball is an elegant, black-tie event, featuring delicious food and fun entertainment, as well as silent and live auctions. During the evening, Eastern will honor individuals and an organization that have been instrumental to the success of the college. The 2019 Sapphire Ball honorees include:
  • Distinguished Alumnus: Mr. David Perryman, law partner and Oklahoma legislator
  • Distinguished Alumnus: Ms. Brooklin Matthews Green, comedian, speaker, voice artist and university lecturer
  • President's Community Spirit Award: The Community State Bank
  • President’s Excellence in Teaching Award: Dr. Patricia Bolin Ratliff, Professor of Physiology and Zoology, Dean of the Science and Mathematics Division
  • J.C. Hunt Award for Staff Excellence: Mr. George Larson, Programmer and Analyst

Nominate an Eastern Alumnus

Download and complete the Distinguished Alumnus Award Nomination form. Return the form and all supporting documents to:

Eastern Oklahoma State College
Alumni Association
1301 W Main
Wilburton, OK 74578
Fax: 918.465.4448

Past Sapphire Ball Honorees