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What does it mean to be a Cowboy? Determination, selflessness, grit and keeping your word — just for starters.

How we build Cowboys

From current students to faculty to alumni, Oklahoma State Cowboys live out the Cowboy Code. They face obstacles head on and bring a work ethic that impacts the greater good. We seek to highlight their stories to inspire and highlight what is possible with an OSU degree. Not everyone has what it takes to be a Cowboy. These are the stories of those who are qualified. These are their chronicles.

OSU is changing lives!

We find many different people on our campus doing great things every day. Find out more about the important stories unfolding at OSU.

Dr. Kayce Shrum

Dr. Kayse Shrum never imagined she’d be helping manage Oklahoma’s response to a global pandemic. Read Dr. Shrum's story

Caileb Booze

When he arrived in 2015, he immersed himself in campus life, joining a fraternity and becoming a campus tour guide. But his OSU story wasn’t over yet. Read Caileb's story

Dr. Anil Kaul

As clinical professor and director of global health at OSU's Center for Health Sciences, he is tackling Oklahoma's COVID-19 test shortage. Read Dr. Anil Kaul's story

Kayla Dunn

Her youth was spread across eight different cities. But it was in Stillwater, Oklahoma where she finally found what she now calls “home.” Read Kayla's Story 

Cody Blalock

As a first-generation college student, Navy veteran and national guard member, he’s striving to leave a legacy of hard work and service. Read Cody's story

Cole Replogle

An aerospace and mechanical engineering senior, he’s in the top 1% of his class and the recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship. Read Cole's story

Addie Minnick

Addie Minnick's skills earned her a college scholarship on OSU’s equestrian team that gave her a top education while continuing her passion for horses. Read Addie's story

Harley Thomas


Proving it’s never too late to go back to college, Harley’s  ultimate goal is to teach at the graduate level and inspire the next generation of aviators. Read Harley's story

Ella Powell

At OSU, Ella found a campus committed to performing arts and a collaborative approach for her development as a theater major. Read Ella's story

Jacee McCoy

 Jacee had many possible paths to success, only Oklahoma State gave her the feeling of belonging and home, and the opportunity to not only succeed in the sciences, but become a leader. Read Jacee's story

Mason Two Crow

Find out how Mason turned a rare genetic disorder diagnosis as a child into a passion to study genetics and medicine at Oklahoma State. Read Mason's story

Fabiola Gonzalez

Saluting the support of her Cowboy family. Find out how Fabiola is balancing her ROTC career with her passion for teaching future generations. Read Fabi's story

Daniel Woodruff

From Foster Care to Founder. Learn how Daniel overcame the odds to build a successful business at OSU. Read his story

Amanda Fitzgerald

Made in the image of Pete. Amanda is a great-great-granddaughter of Frank Eaton, the original Pistol Pete. She transferred to OSU in the grand tradition of her family’s legacy. Read Amanda's story

Gabriella Puche

Mastering nutrition to fight poverty, Gabriela is on a mission to discover how nutrition effects health in Hispanic communities. Gabby is determined to help people improve their health outcomes. Read Gabby's story

WE ARE ALL COWBOYSHailing from all 50 states and 98 countries, we are united by the Cowboy Code.

  • We end the day knowing we gave it everything we had
  • We dream only as big as the sky
  • We know challenges come with pain, but pain will not win
  • We have a passion to do what's right, even when it's hard
  • We stand for what matters, even if we stand alone
  • We finish what we start
  • Being a Cowboy isn't in our clothes, it's in our character
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