A Million Dollar Mission
Dr. Virginia Peters is an integral part of Central's history, not only as one of the university’s biggest supporters but also as a well-respected alumna who generously volunteers her time and talent to UCO and to her community. Please join us in honoring Virginia's service to our community for almost 70 years by making a gift toward The Dr. Virginia Peters Kinesiology and Health Studies Department Endowed Fund.
Central is proud to commemorate Dr. Peters’ astounding impact on campus by creating a campaign to name the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department in her honor. The naming of the department will provide key funding support for faculty, students, and programs. The endowment will provide resources that will significantly improve the success and growth of the department and forever help us celebrate the impact Dr. Peters continues to make.
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She's One in a Million
Dr. Virginia Peters came to Central State College in 1953 after graduating from Drumright High School. As a student she was active in many student organizations and participated in five intercollegiate sports. She received her Bachelor of Education from Central in 1957, and went on to pursue a master's degree from the University of Colorado and a doctorate in psychology from Florida State University.
Dr. Peters taught health and physical education at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City for one year. In 1958, she returned to Central State to teach health and physical education recreation and dance as well as coach. In addition to teaching and coaching, Dr. Peters was intramural director, department chairman, women's athletic director, and coordinator of graduate studies in health and physical education. She was also the sponsor of numerous student organizations. Thriving in a variety of roles on campus, she remained at Central until her retirement in 1992. She has been honored with many accolades including the Central State University Woman Faculty Member Award and Central State University Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as named an honorary colonel in the Oklahoma National Guard and inducted into the Jim Thorpe Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Peters is also a published author and popular speaker who gives educational and motivational talks to a variety of community organizations.
For any questions, please contact Erin Ta at 918-640-6559 or email@example.com.
Other ways to make a gift
Check by mail:
UCO Foundation 100 N. University Drive Campus Box 133 Edmond, OK 73034
Memo: Virginia Peters Endowment