OSU Distinguished Alumni Award presented
The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is pleased to honor Donald E. Ramsey of Jones, Okla., as one of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
Ramsey is a graduate from Dale High School and Oklahoma A&M, where he earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education in 1950. While at A&M, Ramsey won the Little International Swine Management and Showmanship Contest in 1948 and was president of his agricultural education graduating class.
After graduation, Ramsey became a vocational agricultural instructor before being drafted into the U.S. Army. In 1954, he returned to teaching vocational agriculture in Alfalfa, Okla. Ramsey taught vocational agriculture for 20 years, the majority in Jones, Okla., before founding the Blue & Gold Sausage Co. in 1970. For 10 years, Ramsey served as a director and officer for the Dale Rogers Training Center, beginning in 1978. Ramsey was named an Oklahoma 4-H and FFA Livestock Show Honoree in 1984.
Ramsey served on the school board for Jones Public Schools for 6 years and has served as president of several organizations, including the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Vocational Technology Foundation and the Southwest American Livestock Foundation.
In 1993, Ramsey was inducted into the Vocational Technology Foundation Hall of Fame and received the Distinguished Agriculture Alumnus Award from the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in 2001. Ramsey is a life member of the National FFA Alumni Association and a member of the OSU Alumni Association.
For more information at the OSU Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award, visit orangeconnection.org/DAA. 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.
The OSU Alumni Association serves as a lifelong connection between alumni and Oklahoma State University. As a member organization, the Association serves more than 200,000 alumni living worldwide, as well as OSU students, faculty, staff and friends. By supporting the extensive alumni network from OSU, the Association provides a connection back to the university through a number of outreach programs as well as a complete directory to connect alumni to each other.