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OSU Honors a Legend

On January 23, 2005, OSU Alumni, industry leaders and friends gathered to kick-off the Dr. Robert Totusek Endowed Chair in Animal Science. This Endowed Chair honors Dr. Totusek and preserves the legacy of excellence in education that he created. Dr. "Tot" has more than paid his "dues" to the livestock industry. He is a man of purpose who has touched each of our lives in unique ways. No one man has worked harder for the betterment of livestock producers and their children. He has impacted generations of producers and his leadership in livestock events and organizations has earned him numerous awards and titles.

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If you would like to help carry on Dr. Totusek's legacy of excellence in education, contact Gary Sherrer at gsherrer@osuf.org.

The reception honoring Dr. Totusek was held in the beautiful National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Totusek and his wife Nell.

Great live western music set the mood.

The guests enjoyed a splendid buffet.

Alumni, livestock producers and industry leaders attended to honor Dr. Totusek.

Jim Birdwell served as Master of Ceremonies.

Ross McKnight remembered how Dr. Totusek influenced his decision to come to OSU from Texas.

Bob Clyne, Vice President for Development at the OSU Foundation, spoke about our mission and how the Dr. Totusek Endowed Chair in Animal Science would contribute to OSU's success.

Dr. Totusek took the stage to express thanks for the honor and explain the purpose of the Endowed Chair in his name.

Jarold Callahan, Vice Chairman of the Dr. Totusek Chair Steering Committee, spoke of the honor of such a worthy cause.

Auctioneer Jim Birdwell held an impromptu auction of Dr. Totusek's tie to kick-off the fund raising for the Endowed Chair.

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