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Oklahoma Military Academy Reunion set for June 3

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Planning on coming back to “the Hill” for the 2011 OMA Alumni Reunion?   We certainly hope so! Planning on coming back to “the Hill” for the 2011 OMA Alumni Reunion? We certainly hope so!

 

The Oklahoma Military Academy was founded in 1919 in response to the education and training needs of area residents and the United States Armed Forces.

By 1923, the Oklahoma Military Academy offered secondary education and two years of college to young men from Oklahoma and across the nation.

The Oklahoma Military Academy has an extensive register of graduates who became great leaders, both in military and civilian life.

More than 2,500 Oklahoma Military Academy graduates served in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. More than 100 graduates of the Oklahoma Military Academy gave their lives in service to their country.

The Oklahoma Military Academy quickly gained recognition as one of the top military schools in the United States. Among the graduates of the academy is retired Lt. Gen. William E. Potts – the most decorated soldier in the U.S. Army. A bust of Lt. Gen. Potts is located in the OMA Museum, located on the second floor of RSU’s Meyer Hall.

In 1971, in response to the growing educational needs of a rapidly developing technological and industrial economy in the Claremore area, the Oklahoma Legislature replaced the Oklahoma Military Academy with the new Claremore Junior College. The junior college eventually evolved into Rogers State College, and today is known as Rogers State University, a four-year regional university and Oklahoma’s fastest-growing educational institution.

The magnificent legacy of the Oklahoma Military Academy and its esteemed graduates is carried on by the Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni Association, which boasts members from across the nation, and the Oklahoma Military Academy Museum, a major tourist attraction located on the second floor of Meyer Hall on the RSU campus in Claremore.

OKLAHOMA MILITARY ACADEMY

Contact Information

 

Brandi Sutherland

Executive Administrative Assistant

 

Foundation Alumni Center, Room 106

918-343-7773

bsutherland@rsu.edu

 


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