Daniel Resasco, professor of chemical engineering and Gallogy Chair at the University of Oklahoma, specializes in the study of catalysts and nanomaterials for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. He is the author of over 300 publications, holds more than 40 industrial patents, and has received about 27,000 citations in scientific literature.
Carl Renfro served as the chairman and CEO of Pioneer Bank & Trust in Ponca City from 1979 to 2006 and played a major role in establishing the city’s University Center, which provides access to college courses from institutions throughout the state. Renfro and his wife have endowed permanent scholarship funds with the University Center Foundation, as well as a lecture series at Northern Oklahoma College.
Paul Risser, originally from Blackwell, held a diverse range of professional positions throughout his career, but showed dedication to the importance of higher education. The well-published ecologist taught in Oklahoma, New