**For Immediate Release**
New Scholarship Announced
- released by OPSU Campus Communications 11-17-2006
Goodwell, Okla. — Christene Begley has established a scholarship at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in the name of her late husband, Jack Begley. Representative Begley served in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, District 61 for 14 years and is an alumnus of OPSU. Prior to serving the state, Begley was employed for 20 years at OPSU in a variety of capacities including basketball coach, athletic director, registrar and director of admissions. He remained devoted to OPSU and helped secure state funds to finish the Noble Cultural and Activity Center on campus.
Each year, the scholarship will benefit a freshman entering OPSU who graduates from a high school in District 61 which includes Texas, Beaver, Cimarron, and Harper counties in the Oklahoma Panhandle. For more information about the scholarship, contact the Panhandle State Foundation at 580-349-1392 or toll free at 1-800-664-OPSU, ext. 1392.