Alumni & Friends

Sapphire Ball 

Eastern’s 2018 Sapphire Ball is set for Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the E.E. Tourtellotte Student Center Ballroom in Wilburton. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 each and are available by calling 918.465.2361.

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.

2018 Sapphire Ball Sponsorship Packet (pdf)
2018 Sapphire Ball Sponsorship Form (pdf)
2018 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 2018 Sapphire Ball honorees include:
  • Distinguished Alumnus: Major General Jim Chambers, USA, Ret.
  • Distinguished Alumnus: Mr. Gary Reasnor, Civilian Deputy at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
  • President's Community Spirit Award: McAlester Regional Health Center
  • President’s Excellence in Teaching Award: Ms. Brenda Bohanon Kennedy, Professor of Computer Science and Dean of the Business Division
  • J.C. Hunt Award for Staff Excellence: Mrs. Lea Anne Dickson, Instructional Design/Institutional Research Assistant

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