Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center
The university of Oklahoma Schusterman Center was established in 1999 and named in honor of Charles and Lynn Schusterman of Tulsa. Charles Schusterman, distinguished OU alumnus and inaugural member of OU's Seed Sower Society, served as founder, chairman and CEO of Samson Investment Co. He graduated from OU in 1958 with a degree in petroleum engineering and was honored posthumously with an honorary degree from OU in May 2001. Lynn Schusterman, a leader of many national and international charitable organizations, along with her husband, was inducted into the Tulsa Hall of Fame in 2000. Charles was inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2000 and Lynn was inducted in 2006. Partners in philanthropy and in helping others, together they founded the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. An unsolicited gift from the foundation enabled the University of Oklahoma to purchase the former BP-Amoco Research Center and the surrounding 60 acres and transform it into the main campus for OU-Tulsa.
Prior to the establishment of the Schusterman Center, OU programs in Tulsa had been scattered in a wide variety of locations across the city. The earliest program of the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa started in 1957 as a partnership with the Tulsa City-County Library. This was one of the first programs to be part
Erected by The University of Oklahoma.
Location. 36° 6.147′ N, 95° 55.478′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker can be reached from East 47th Street south of East 41st Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This is located in front of the main building on the OU-Tulsa Campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa OK 74135, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schusterman Center Clinic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tulsa Oklahoma World War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Not Just a Ball Game (approx. 4.3 miles away); Creek Stickball Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mary Veasey Leech (approx. 4.3 miles away); Creek Nation Council Oak Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Elliott Building (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Centennial (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tulsa.
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