Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Panhandle State Foundation honors Troy Morris and the Jordan-Quinn Post #1203 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Panhandle State Foundation’s annual donor appreciation banquet was held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the Student Union Ballroom on the Oklahoma Panhandle State University campus. The event began the annual fund drive, recognized this year’s scholarship recipients and honored two inductees to the Panhandle State Foundation’s Distinguished Contributor Honor Roll. The Distinguished Contributor Honor Roll recognizes individuals, firms and organizations for their generous support of Foundation activities. Each year, an individual and an organization are honored for their support of time, money, interest and concern for the students of OPSU through the Panhandle State Foundation. The 2013 inductees were Troy Morris of Amarillo, TX and the Jordan-Quinn Post #1203 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Guymon, OK.
Dr. Sara Jane Richter, OPSU Dean of Liberal Arts, introduced Troy Morris. Mr. Morris graduated from OPSU in 1984 with degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. While a student at OPSU, he was very active on campus serving as senior class president, a member of the livestock judging team and also won the prestigious J.R.P. Sewell award at graduation. Troy has continued his support of OPSU by serving the Panhandle State Association of Alumni and Friends (current director and past president), Panhandle State Foundation (current director) and the OPSU Centennial Committee (member). Mr. Morris loyally attends OPSU games, homecomings, and campus events. Mr. Morris is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Dean Cluck Feedyard and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. President Leland Robertson presented Troy Morris with the Distinguished Contributor Honor Roll plaque for his continued support of his alma mater through the Panhandle State Foundation.
Mr. Neal Cook accepted the Distinguished Contributor Honor Roll plaque for the Jordan-Quinn Post #1203 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Guymon, OK. The Jordan-Quinn Post #1203 Veterans of Foreign Wars was chartered in 1934. The post was named for two men: John W. Jordan – a deceased veteran of the Spanish-American War and Robert Emmett Quinn – a World War I veteran killed in action at Chateau Thierry in 1918. For over 75 years, the Jordan-Quinn Post #1203 VFW served the veterans of this area. Unfortunately, the membership declined and the VFW building was sold several years ago. Before completely disbanding, the members used the remaining funds to establish an endowed scholarship fund through the Panhandle State Foundation. This fund will provide two annual Jordan-Quinn Post #1203 Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarships that will assist a veteran or a family member of a veteran. This scholarship establishment was handled by Mr. Neal Cook and Mr. Chet Krone. Panhandle State Foundation proudly honors the Jordan-Quinn Post #1203 veterans for their service to our country and to OPSU as they are inducted into the Distinguished Contributors Honor Roll through the Panhandle State Foundation.