More than 200 alumni of the Oklahoma Military Academy – the predecessor institution of Rogers State University – will gather for their annual reunion on June 11-12 on the RSU campus in Claremore.
The OMA Alumni Association will host the annual weekend of events for alumni and their families, who live across Oklahoma and the nation.
More than 10,000 men graduated from the OMA junior college and high school from 1919 to 1971, when the academy became Claremore Junior College. Today, the institution has evolved into RSU, a major regional university serving more than 3,600 students on campuses in Claremore, Bartlesville and Pryor.
The reunion will kick off with the annual OMA Alumni Golf Classic on Friday, June 11, at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. Tee times begin at 9 a.m. at the golf course. During the golf tournament, a ladies luncheon will be held for the wives at noon on the veranda of Post Hall on the RSU campus in Claremore. On Friday evening, an opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial, located across from the RSU campus.
Events scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 12, include the morning formation and cadet memorial service at 9:30 a.m. at the flagpole in front of Preparatory Hall; the Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Induction Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at Will Rogers Auditorium; and the annual alumni luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Post Hall. Vocalist Kelly Ford of Tulsa will perform at the alumni luncheon.
The reunion will culminate with a Saturday evening dinner and dance for OMA alumni and their families at 6 p.m. at Post Hall. Entertainment will be provided by OMA alumnus Gene Crose and his band, the Rockets.
Two alumni who will not be attending the reunion are Col. C.J. Masters of Claremore and Col. Joe Daniel of Washington, D.C., both of whom are presently on active duty. Masters is stationed in Iraq and Daniel is working at the Pentagon. Both were members of one of the last graduating classes of the OMA in 1969 and are among the few OMA alumni who are still in uniform.
For cost, registration, or lodging information, call the RSU alumni office at (918) 343-7773.