OSU Alumni Association honors White as a Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is pleased to honor Dr. Dennis White of Ninnekah, Okla., as one of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients. White, along with five other recipients, will be recognized at a public reception Sept. 12 in Southwestern Legacy Hall of the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater and later in the day during halftime of the OSU football game against Houston. The award is presented to alumni for professional achievement and community service.
White graduated from OSU with bachelor's and master's degrees in 1964 and 1969, respectively. He went on to earn a doctorate degree from Texas A&M University in 1972. He served as the Senior Technical Advisor for Elanco Animal Health before retiring in 2001.
While at OSU, White was a member of Block and Bridle, Ag Council, the Livestock Judging Team and Phi Kappa Phi. He was also a member and served as president of Alpha Zeta.
In 2007, he received the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Distinguished Alumnus Award and was awarded the Graduate of Distinction Award by the OSU Department of Animal Science in 1997.
He served as chairman for the American Society of Animal Science's Extension Program Committee, director of the Feeder Council of the American National Cattlemen's Association and a non-resident fellow of the Noble Foundation. He is a member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and National Cattlemen's Beef Association and served as an associate director-at-large for the American Society of Agricultural Consultants.
White served as president of the OSU Animal Science Alumni Association, was a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee and was chairman of the Steering Committee for the Totusek Endowed Chair. He has served as a member of the OSU Foundation Board of Governors and is currently on their Board of Trustees. He is a member of the OSU Alumni Association.
A special thank you to the OSU Alumni Association's Corporate Partners who so graciously provided support for this event: ConocoPhillips and the OSU Foundation.