Lynn Cramer graduated from OPSU in May 1974 with a major in mathematics and minor in natural science. At OPSU he was a member of Alpha Chi and Lamba Sigma Tau. Lynn has taught math, computer, and science classes for a total of 28 years in grades 7-12 for the Campo and Pritchett, Colorado School Districts. During this time he was nominated to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and served as class sponsor for several classes. He was a member of the Campo Recreation Board for several years. Lynn is retired and operates a small family ranch in the Campo and Pritchett, Colorado area. He presently serves on the Pritchett Grazing Association Board.
Lillie (Jenkins) Cramer graduated from OPSU in May 1974 with a major in Home Economics and a minor in Secretarial Science. At OPSU she was a member of Tau Beta Sigma, Zeta Gamma, Holter Hall governing board, Student Senate, and a twirler and member of the Aggie band. Lillie taught home economics, business classes, and librarian for a total of 24 years in grades 7-12 in Campo, Pritchett, and Vilas, Colorado School Districts. Lillie sponsored many classes as well as school organizations such as Knowledge Bowl, FBLA, National Honor Society, and nominated to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She retired in May 2008 and helps on the ranch.
Lynn and Lillie have four children who they are extremely proud of and support in all they have accomplished. In August 2014, their family helped them celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
Jennifer (Cramer) Hayden graduated from OPSU in December 1999 Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Accounting and Business Education. She was a member of Alpha Chi, student government, and accounting club while attending OPSU. Jennifer was also a player on the women’s basketball team for four years and a player on the women’s softball team for two years.
She received her Masters of Education in Administration in 2002 from West Texas A & M University at Canyon, Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude. She served as a graduate assistant for athletic administration and sports information at West Texas A & M University.
In 2003, Jennifer accepted the position as the assistant women’s basketball coach and director of student activities at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.
In 2008 Jennifer left Iowa to start a new program as the head women’s basketball coach at NAIA Division I, University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico. Her teams qualified for the
Red River Conference Tournament both years she coached at USW. During her two seasons at USW, Jennifer had a RRAC Player of the Year, a two-time NAIA All-American selection, six All-Conference selections and numerous student athletes recognized as scholar athletes by the conference as well as the NAIA.
In 2010 she accepted the head women’s coaching position at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. There, she recruited and coached the 2011-12 American Southwest Conference West Division Newcomer of the Year and had three NCAA Scholar-Athletes. Jennifer also taught physical education and Accounting classes.
In June of 2012, Jennifer made the move to USAO in Chickasha, Oklahoma as the women’s basketball head coach. She is also a classroom instructor.
She is married to Sam Hayden and they have a three year old daughter, Carlie. Sam is the men’s assistant baseball coach and a classroom instructor at USAO. He earned his master’s degree from Emporia University.
Jeffrey Cramer graduated from OPSU in May 2000 with a major in Industrial Technology and minor in Computer Information Systems. He worked for the Industrial Technology Department doing shop maintenance and lab assistant all four years. He was a member of the Industrial Technology Club.
From 2000-2002 Jeffrey worked as a mechanic for two farmers and ranchers. He also did farm and ranch work.
In August 2002 Jeffrey attended Southwest Kansas Technical School in Liberal, Kansas. His major was Diesel Technology. He graduated in June 2003 with 1356 hours. He earned the Outstanding Student Award in the program. He was an active member of the Skills USA (VICA) Organization and served as Vice President of the SWKTS Chapter.
After graduating he took a teaching position with the USD220 Ashland, Kansas School District. His duties were teaching metalworking, woodworking, auto mechanics, and drafting.
In 2006 Jeffrey worked as a mechanic and shop foreman in charge of equipment repairs for businesses in Stillwater, Oklahoma. During the same time, he was taking classes toward a master’s degree in occupational education at Oklahoma State University.
Jeffrey returned to Southwest Kansas Technical School in Liberal, Kansas as the diesel technology instructor. He was the sponsor for the Skills USA Organization. He taught there for four years.
In July 2010 Jeffrey took the position as diesel instructor for the Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma. He later worked as an equipment technician for local companies.
Jeffrey currently owns his own business as a Mac Tool Distributor for the Rush Springs, Oklahoma area. He was recognized at the National Mac Tool Convention for earning a gold salesman status after his first year as a distributor.
Jeffrey, his wife, Renessa, and their four year old daughter, Lorelei, live in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Renessa teaches at the school there and is presently working on her master’s degree in administration.
Jeremy Cramer graduated from OPSU in May 2005 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He was a member of Alpha Chi and Alpha Zeta. Jeremy served as senior class president and science club president. He was named to the President’s Honor Roll (all semesters). He received the National Collegiate Natural Science Award, the National Scholar/Athlete Award, and the Outstanding Pre-Vet Award. Jeremy was elected the 2004 OPSU Homecoming King. He was also a member of the men’s basketball team.
After graduating from OPSU, Jeremy attended Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.
Jeremy was a member of several organizations while attending OSU. These include: SCAVMA (Student Chapter American Veterinary Medical Association), AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association), VBMA (Veterinary Business Management Association), AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners), and CVF (Christian Veterinary Fellowship).
While attending OSU Jeremy also got his private pilot’s license through working at the Stillwater airport.
In June 2009 Jeremy started working at All Pets Animal Hospital in Clovis, New Mexico as an associate veterinarian. He served as the primary surgeon for the hospital and started the clinic’s first ever complete orthopedic surgery service. In June 2012 Jeremy moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to get married and continue working as an associate veterinarian. Jeremy currently holds licenses to practice in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Jeremy and his wife Alicia live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a Captain in the Air Force and a flight instructor at the Air Force Academy. Alicia received her master’s degree in May 2014. Currently, they are transitioning to clinic ownership in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Jeanna (Cramer) May graduated from OPSU in May 2008 Magna Cum Laude with a major in Health and Physical Education and minor in Computer Science. She was a member of Alpha Chi. Jeanna was very active in sports for OPSU. She was a member of the women’s basketball team for three years, cross country for two years, and played golf two years. She also served on the student athletic advisory committee (SAAC) for two years. She was on the athletic advisory board one year.
After graduating from OPSU, Jeanna was the assistant women’s basketball coach at NAIA Division I University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico. The team was recognized as an NAIA Scholar Team. The USW team qualified for the Red River Conference Tournament. Also, the team had a RRAC Player of the Year, a two-time NAIA All-American selection, six All-Conference selections and numerous student athletes recognized as scholar athletes by the conference as well as the NAIA.
Jeanna earned her Master’s Degree in sports management at West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas in June 2011. She graduated Magna Cum Laude. She worked for the athletic administration and sports information office while attending WT.
Jeanna is currently teaching at Pampa Junior High in Pampa, Texas. Her teaching duties include: eighth grade girls basketball coach, jr. high cross country coach, jr. high track coach, and middle school girls physical education teacher for grades 6-8. She also does classroom teaching.
Jeanna is married to Reegan May. He is a graduate of West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas and is a mechanical engineer for Bell Helicopter.
Dale Cramer was the first member of this Cramer family to attend OPSU. While attending, he was a member of Phi Beta Lambda and the Rough Neck Club. He graduated with the class of 1964. He taught school in Sharon, Oklahoma for three years, then taught school in Syracuse, Kansas for 36 years. He and his wife Sammie recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They have three children, Leslie Bearce of Manter, KS, Dana Cramer of Syracuse, KS and Jodi Nelson of Johnson, KS. They have seven grandchildren.
Jodi (Cramer) Nelson also attended OPSU. She was class president for her freshman, sophomore and junior class. She served on Student Senate for all four years and held many positions, including Secretary and President. She was on the cheerleading team for her freshman and sophomore years, was a member of the Alpha Chi national honor society and was selected as the 2004-05 Business Administration student of the year. She graduated Cum Laude in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. After graduating she worked at the First National Bank of Syracuse for three years and married Seth Nelson (a farmer) from Johnson, KS. They have two children, Jack and Kinley. Her main priority is being a stay at home wife and mom but is able to manage multiple rental properties for her family.