Comprised of around 50 student fundraisers this enthusiastic group works year around, five days a week to raise funds for the university, focusing their efforts on academic and financial student support. The Cowboy Callers contact alumni, parents and friends of the university.
The Cowboy Callers play a significant role in our OSU annual giving efforts. For example, in fiscal year 2018, student callers contacted more than 22,000 alumni and friends. Of these, nearly 25% resulted in a pledge of support to the university, for a total of 5,464 pledges and $620,181 raised.
Working for our program not only raises money for OSU, but also educates student callers about the importance of giving back.
By supporting your passions at Oklahoma State University, a legacy is left at OSU providing students the opportunity to grow and learn at the highest level.
Why did you choose Oklahoma State University?
I chose Oklahoma State University because I wanted to be able to attend a 4-year school with the full college experience while also being able to pursue a career in aviation. Oklahoma State has allowed me to achieve my goals in aviation faster than I thought possible while also allowing me to enjoy thing such as Big 12 sports and a unique campus life most pursuing a career in aviation do not get to experience.
What has been your greatest experience at OSU?
My greatest experience at Oklahoma State University has been with the OSU Flying Aggies Flight Team. Through the flight team, I have been fortunate enough to compete against other flight programs in Oklahoma and on a national level across the United States. These experiences have built lifelong friendships and memories, while also teaching me valuable leadership skills and opportunities to give back to the community who gives so much to us.
What are your future career plans?
My future career plans involve a bright and exciting future. I am currently still in-flight training at OSU, and I hope to able to get my CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) next spring. This will allow me to hopefully Instruct at the flight school and give back to the flight program as a teacher while building hours. Once I have enough hours and experience, I hope to go to a regional airline and eventually a major US-based airline in Texas.
What do you enjoy most about living in Stillwater?
My favorite thing about living in Stillwater would definitely have to be the community. I recently moved into a rental house off campus and all my neighbors have been very nice and helpful. I love that no matter where you go in Stillwater there is always someone with a smile on their face happy to help if you need it. I also love that it's a decently sized town but also gives the small-town vibe where I can regularly run into friends when I'm running errands locally.
Anisah Beasley is a Senior Human Development & Family Science major from Tulsa, OK. Her focus is in Child and Family Services and she hopes to one day work with individuals and their families in a rehabilitation services center. Her goal after graduating in May is to attend a graduate school program to obtain her certification to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Anisah has been at the call center for just over a year and loves being a part of the cowboy calling team.
"Working at the foundation and in the call center has given me an opportunity to connect with other Cowboys in a way I never have before. I have learned so much through my experience and I can’t wait to continue watching Oklahoma State grow into an even better and even brighter university!"
More often than not the Cowboy Calling students are the only voice of OSU our supporters hear, therefore, these students play a vital role in establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with our supporters.
Immediately after each phone call the caller signs the pledge card for the person with whom they spoke; these cards are personal in that they identify the caller/signer as an OSU student and contain a brief note of thanks.
All prospective donors should receive correspondence from the Annual Giving office within a week of their call, regardless of whether a pledge was made. This is our commitment in showing you how much your time and thoughtful consideration helps advance the ideals and programs of OSU.