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Music Professor to Compete in Boston Marathon for Scholarship

Oklahoma City University music theory professor Erik Heine will be competing in the Boston Marathon this year to raise money for the Deb Heine Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship, when fully endowed, will be awarded to undergraduate music majors who have completed at least five semesters at Oklahoma City University, with at least one semester remaining.

“I want to do something that will have a positive lasting effect on the university. I don’t have the financial means to create this scholarship on my own, but I have a body that is still willing to do something that will hopefully be awe-inspiring, and will encourage alumni and friends to support me in this challenge,” Heine said.

This year marks the 123rd Boston Marathon, which is the only marathon in the United States where athletes must qualify by achieving a standard time based on age and gender. Heine completed the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in 3:11:21, almost four minutes under the time needed to qualify.

Heine invites alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university to partner with him in the creation of the Deb Heine Endowed Scholarship. To learn more contact Christi Jeffreys at 405-208-5436 or to give securely online go to www.okcu.edu/endurancechallenge.