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Oklahoma City University Establishes June Martin Energy Management Speaker Series
OKLAHOMA CITY – A $150,000 grant from the Karl and June Martin Family Foundation will establish a new distinguished speaker series, focusing primarily on energy at Oklahoma City University’s Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute. The June Martin Energy Management Speaker Series will feature distinguished experts who will give presentations about all aspects of energy including forward-looking estimates of demand and how that demand will be met by current and future energy forms. "Oklahoma is an energy state and the gift from the Martin Family Foundation affords the Meinders School of Business the opportunity to bring nationally-recognized energy experts to Oklahoma City to address some of the most pressing energy issues the world faces." said Meinders School of Business Dean Vince Orza. Martin Family Foundation Trustee Joe Womack said the foundation’s primary purpose is to provide quality experiences and scholarships for college students studying the petroleum industry. “This speaker series at Oklahoma City University is a great way to give students unique opportunities to learn more about the petroleum industry,” Womack said. The grant also will fund scholarships for students working at the economic research and policy institute located within OCU’s Meinders School of Business. “The trustees of the Karl and June Martin Trust are obviously forward-thinking individuals and interested in combining the academic resources available here at Oklahoma City University with an analysis of how our state and nation should most efficiently meet our energy needs,” said Steven Agee, OCU economics professor and executive director of the economic research and policy institute. “Hosting a distinguished speaker series of experts in supply and demand of various forms of energy should provide for an intellectually stimulating opportunity for students, faculty and our important energy industry.” PHOTO: Pictured from left are OCU Economics Professor Steve Agee, OCU President Robert Henry, Martin Family Foundation Trustees Eddy Havrilla, Rick Goranson and Joe Womack, and OCU Meinders School of Business Dean Vince Orza.