An Okfuskee County veterinarian was one of the inductees into the OSU Diversity Hall of Fame.
dr evansThe ceremony was held Oct. 12 at the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center at Stillwater.
Inductees include Dr. Huey Jefferson Battle (posthumously), Samuel Combs III, Dr. Claud Evans, Brenda D. Neal, Archie Ransom and Lloyd Ransom, with special recognition of OSU President Burns Hargis as a member of this class, as well as rising star honorees Dr. Krystal Beamon and Andre I. Storey.
Dr. Evans is the owner and operator of the Okfuskee County Veterinary Clinic in Okemah. He has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural biochemistry from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Prior to opening his practice 34 years ago, he worked in management with Ralston Purina Company’s Veterinary Services, Consumer Products, and Chicken of the Sea divisions. Evans served two eight-year terms on the OSU Board of Regents and chaired the board twice during that time.
The OSU Diversity Hall of Fame recognizes alumni and university supporters who have significantly contributed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion at Oklahoma State University and who have distinguished themselves through their particular field or profession and the betterment of their community. The hall of fame was established by the Division of Institutional Diversity at OSU.