Students and alumni of Rogers State University share their personal stories and why they chose RSU for their college degree.

Sarah Hart ’09

Sarah Hart’s degree in Medical/Molecular Biology from RSU helped her become a Forensic Scientist with the Tulsa Police Department. See why she says her career success started at Rogers State University.


Houston Gaither ’16

B.A., Communications
Music Director and Radio Personality, 106.1 The Twister

Melissa Landrum, Nursing Major
Being awarded a scholarship allows you to relieve some of that financial burden. I am able to focus more on school and studying than the financial burden of attending college.

Taron Pounds, Social Science – Psychology Major
In 2012, I experienced a life-altering accident. I want to be able to tell trauma and disfigurement patients this isn’t the end of your life. When you don’t have to worry about how your going to pay for college, that’s one less stress to worry about.

Scholarships Make a Difference
In conjunction with the RSU Foundation’s Scholarship Fundraising Breakfast in Bartlesville, students shared their stories about the impact RSU scholarships make in their lives.

Kelsey Ogg, ’14
My training through the RSU Nursing Program was intense. It’s a very tough program to get into and stay in. However, it prepared me for my first day on the job – I actually knew how to do things.

 Philip Jackson, ’14
As a political consultant, my career revolves around writing for different kinds of media, press releases, Facebook posts, or position papers. Everything I learned at RSU helps me with what I’m doing now.
Jordon Smith Dr. Jordon C. Smith, DDS ’06
I chose RSU because of proximity originally, and the cost of tuition was great compared to other schools in the Tulsa area. Read more about Dr. Smith
Jennifer Pilant Jennifer Pilant, ’04
RSU provided the foundation for my college career and helped direct me to the field that I enjoy today. RSU advisors and professors took the time to help me assess my strengths and choose a career that is financially rewarding and very fulfilling. Read more about Jennifer.