Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

OSU-OKC Dedicates Suite to Distinguished Alumnus, Donor

OSU-Oklahoma City unveiled its newly named J. Doug Pruitt Suite during its Room Dedication Ceremony on Wednesday, February 27. The suite is named after distinguished alumnus and donor J. Doug Pruitt who graduated with his associate’s degree in Civil Technology in 1966. The university also named Pruitt as its Hall of Fame honoree.

 

Pruitt was the first college graduate in his family and, after graduating, worked as a draftsman and on a surveying crew in Oklahoma City. Soon after, he transferred to a federal construction project in Arizona and began working for Sundt Construction.

 

Pruitt is an advocate of lifelong learning and spent his career seeking education, training and professional development opportunities. He rose through the ranks at Sundt and was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sundt Construction, Inc. and Sundt Companies, Inc. He is a founding member of the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative, was awarded the Valley’s Most Admired CEO’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Ernst & Young Hall of Fame.

 

Pruitt and his wife, Rebecca, provide an endowed scholarship fund for OSU-OKC students. During the Hall of Fame Ceremony, Pruitt awarded the 2013-2014 J. Doug and Rebecca Pruitt OSU-OKC Endowed Scholarship to recipient Joe Jimenez. Jimenez is pursuing an Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology with an option in Construction Management at OSU-OKC.

 

For more information on the J. Doug and Rebecca Pruitt OSU-OKC Endowed Scholarship, visit www.osuokc.edu.

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Pictured outside the newly named J. Doug Pruitt Suite are OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley, President’s Advisory Board Chairman L.E. “Dean” Stringer, J. Doug Pruitt, Rebecca Pruitt, and Advisory Board Members Cary DeHart, R. Rex Lawrence and Art Cotton.