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History of Panhandle State Foundation

The Greater Panhandle A & M Fund was established in 1961. In 1962, the name was changed to PAMC Foundation. The official name “Panhandle State Foundation” was adopted in 1967.

Panhandle State Foundation was established by friends and alumni of PAI, PAMC, PSC, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University. It is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to aid the university beyond the funding it receives from the State of Oklahoma.

For 55 years, Panhandle State Foundation’s sole focus has been supporting Panhandle State University and its students. The primary method of support is through scholarships to OPSU students. It also awards professional development grants to OPSU faculty and staff. Additionally, Panhandle State Foundation is involved in many other areas of support such as campus improvements, securing updated equipment, assisting in the fundraising efforts for the Noble Cultural and Activity Center, the Student Apartments project and the Science and Ag Building. The Foundation also administers campus club and organization funds including the Panhandle State Association of Alumni and Friends funds.

In the future, as in the past, Panhandle State Foundation will continue to play a vital role in supporting the Panhandle State University mission to provide educational experiences that are designed to enrich the personal lives of students and to prepare them for roles in agriculture, business, education, government and industry.