*For Immediate Press Release*
OPSU a Big Part of Pioneer Days Parade
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 05-05-05
Goodwell, OK – As always, Oklahoma Panhandle State University will play a large role in the annual Pioneer Days Parade.Craig Latham (rodeo coach) will be a part of the many riders that represent the outstanding OPSU rodeo program, winners of the national collegiate championship four of the last eight years and will represent OPSU as the first place men’s team at the College National Finals Rodeo this June in Casper, Wyoming.Student athletes from OPSU men’s and women’s basketball, as well as the football team, will be riding in trucks supplied by the Irwin Auto Company of Guymon. Coaches Curt Connor (men’s basketball); Kyle Davis (football); and Brad Vanden Boogaard (women’s basketball) will be with their respective teams. Amber Hollis coaches the cheer team, and that group of great young people will also be riding in the parade.Other student groups, including the Student Senate, several members of the Images Art Club, and the Psychology Club will also be involved in Saturday morning’s procession through Guymon.In addition, Matt Carter, Computer Information Systems Instructor, and several of his students will be filming the event as they prepare a documentary about Pioneer Days that will be aired by PTCI (Channel 2).
Scott Puryear, Business Instructor and Sports Information Director, will serve as the parade Co-Master of Ceremonies for the eighth consecutive year. Puryear will share the microphone with Jim Smith of KGYN Radio which will air the event live, beginning at 9:30 on Saturday morning.