Cameron University honors American Electric Power Foundation

The office suite for student organizations in the McMahon Centennial Complex (MCC) will be named "The American Electric Power Foundation Student Organizations Suite," Cameron University President Cindy Ross announced today following approval by The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents. The naming of the suite comes in recognition of a major gift to Cameron University's Centennial Changing Lives Campaign.

"The American Electric Power Foundation provided an early gift of $75,000 to Cameron's Changing Lives Campaign," Ross explains. "AEP's donation was crucial in motivating other business leaders to join the campaign, which yielded over $12.5 million, of which more than $6.5 million was designated for the McMahon Centennial Complex. I speak for Cameron's students, faculty, staff, and the countless community members who will benefit from all of the amenities incorporated into this state-of-the-art facility when I express our sincere appreciation to AEP for its leadership and support."

"Support of noteworthy community projects is important to the American Electric Power Foundation," says Tim Hushbeck, Manager, Community Affairs. "The benefits of Cameron University's unprecedented growth are being felt across southwest Oklahoma, and we are honored to be considered a Cameron partner."

The American Electric Power Foundation Student Organizations Suite, located on the second floor of the MCC, will provide office space for the Student Government Association (SGA), the Programming Activities Council (PAC) and shared spaces for other student organizations on campus. It will be conveniently located near the Office of Student Activities and additional meeting rooms. For students, faculty and visitors alike, this suite will be a visible affirmation of the outstanding spirit of cooperation and support provided to Cameron University by the American Electric Power Foundation.

The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (AEP) and its utility operating units, which includes Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in southwest Oklahoma. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity and owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system.  PSO provides electricity to 514,000 customers in more than 230 Oklahoma communities.


March 25, 2009