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Join us in congratulating our 2021 Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni award recipients!


Lou Watkins

Hall of Fame

Lou Watkins has served three terms on the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. She was appointed by governs all three of those terms and served as chair three times. She was a social studies teacher for Wilburton High School in Wilburton, Oklahoma, and then moved to Ada, Oklahoma, where she was the head of the Political Science Department for East Central University and assistant professor for 14 years. Watkins has served as a trustee of the Stillwater Public Education Foundation and director of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of E-Angels, a group of volunteers who take care of student needs that are identified by principals and counselors in all Stillwater schools. She has served on dozens of church boards and committees and has assisted with many fundraising events over the years.

  • BA Political Science, Oklahoma State University, 1964
  • MS Secondary Education, Social Studies, Oklahoma State University, 1966






Wilma Davis-Brooks

Outstanding Alumni
Wilma Davis-Brooks is a family and consumer science teacher at Harold Murphy Alternative High School in Hobbs, New Mexico. With over 50 years of teaching, she holds the record for the longest serving active teacher in the state of New Mexico and has won multiple teaching awards throughout her career.
  • BS Home Economics Education, Oklahoma State University, 1964
  • MS Family Relations and Child Development, Oklahoma State University, 1972

Dr. Shannon Dial

Outstanding Alumni
Shannon Dial is the appointed executive officer of integrated services at the Chickasaw Nation, where she leads the innovation Zero Suicide framework into the health and mental health teams. She has received two national awards for her work. Appointed under Governor Mary Fallin, Dial also served on the Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Coalition.
  • BS Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, 2003
  • MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Oklahoma State University, 2005
  • PhD Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University, 2014

Eunice Menja

Outstanding Alumni
Eunice Menja is an executive director and founder of a non-profit organization, Upendo Kids Inc. that has served over 20,000 orphans and street children in Kenya, Africa. She founded Upendo children's home that shelters and caters for at least 50 children. Eunice uses her education to meet the needs of communities and impact families and children both locally and globally. She is currently a TRIO project advisor and adjunct psychology professor at Oklahoma City Community College.
  • Associate Degree in Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University, 2001
  • BS Child and Family Services, Oklahoma State University, 2008
  • MS Development and Family Science, Oklahoma State University, 2011

Donna Williams

Outstanding Alumni
Donna Williams is the senior project manager for Apparel Innovation and Technology at Target Corporation. Her role involves organizational change leadership for the integration of 3D design technologies throughout the apparel division. Williams has increased 3D technology adoption by 40 percent during the first year within the organization. She co-authored the Owned Brand-3D business case supporting her position, including $700K in funding that supported a $2.4M two-year project impact.
  • BS Apparel Design, Honors, Oklahoma State University, 1997
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