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June 4, 2014

OMA Alumni Association hosts reunion this weekend


More than 250 alumni of the Oklahoma Military Academy —the predecessor institution of Rogers State University — will gather Friday and Saturday for their annual reunion on campus in Claremore.
The OMA Alumni Association will host the annual weekend of events for alumni and their families, who live across Rogers County, Oklahoma and the nation.
From 1919 to 1971, more than 10,000 men and women attended the OMA junior college and high school, prior to the academy becoming Claremore Junior College. 
Today, the institution has evolved into RSU, a major regional university serving more than 4,200 students on campuses in Claremore, Bartlesville and Pryor.
“We’re honored to have these distinguished alumni and their families return again to celebrate the shared institutional history of Rogers State University and the Oklahoma Military Academy,” said RSU President Dr. Larry Rice.
The reunion will kick off Friday at 8 a.m. with registration, followed by the 18-hole OMA Alumni Golf Classic at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. 
Shotgun start is at 9 a.m., with a Golf Lunch (also availabe for alumni and guests not participatingin the Golf Classic) at 11:30 a.m. 
A Ladies Luncheon will be hosted by RSU First Lady Peggy Rice at the RSU President’s Residence at 11:30 a.m. 
Pool and ping-pong tournaments will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Centennial Center, and on Friday evening, an opening reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Centennial Center Ballroom.
On Saturday, June 7, scheduled events include the morning formation and cadet memorial service to honor OMA’s recently deceases alumni at 9:30 a.m. in the Will Rogers Auditorium.
At 10 a.m., the RSU Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) Program will be held, also in the Will Rogers Auditoriu, after which will be the OMA Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Ceremony (at 10:15 a.m.). 

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