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UCO Alumni Establish Endowed Scholarships to Support Students Studying Education, Math and Science

Aug. 31, 2012

Media Contact: Reagan Hamlin, Coordinator Public Relations and Marketing, UCO Development Office, 405-974-3552,


University of Central Oklahoma alumni Lee and Sherry Beasley donated $100,000 to establish endowed scholarships in both the College of Mathematics and Science and College of Education and Professional Studies.

The Dr. Lee Beasley Endowed Scholarship for Pre-Dental will benefit students in the College of Mathematics and Science.

The Allen Family Endowed Scholarship was created using Sherry Beasley’s maiden name in honor of her family. The scholarship will help students majoring in Elementary or Early Childhood Education.

"Central provided us both with a strong educational foundation that has served us exceptionally well throughout the years,” said Sherry Beasley. 

“Being a first generation college student myself, and one who also benefitted from scholarship support, my family and I realized the life changing impact that financial support can provide.  To be able to help another student in this way is, for us personally, a wonderful way to pay that kindness forward."

Lee Beasley, D.D.S., graduated from UCO in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He serves as president of Endodontics Associates in Oklahoma City and is a member of the UCO Foundation Board of Trustees.

Sherry Beasley also graduated from Central in 1969, earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and in 1982 returned to earn a master’s degree in Interior Design. She currently serves as president of Interior Images, Inc. in Oklahoma City and also is a member of the UCO Foundation Board of Trustees.

For more information, contact the UCO Foundation at (405) 974-2770.