The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is installing four new members into the prestigious OSU Hall of Fame.
Vaughn Vennerberg II will be inducted at a ceremony Friday, February 12, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.
Induction into the OSU Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by Oklahoma State University. It recognizes alumni and former students with
outstanding lifetime achievements in society and professional life.
Vaughn O. Vennerberg II, a native of Midwest City, Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1976.
Vennerberg career began in 1979 as a landman for Texaco, followed by a stint at Cotton Petroleum Corporation in Tulsa. Cross Timbers Oil Company, hired Vennerberg as a land manager in 1987. He spent 23 years with the company, finally serving as the company’s president. In 2011 Vennerberg co-founded MorningStar Oil & Gas in Fort Worth where he is still a partner and president. He is currently serving a two-year appointment on the National Petroleum Council from the U.S. Secretary of Energy.
He served as director for numerous oil, gas and energy boards and leadership positions in the oil and gas industry. He was a founding member of America’s Natural Gas Alliance and served on its executive committee until 2011.
Vennerberg and XTO Energy established three endowed faculty positions at OSU in art, bioinformatics and molecular genetics, and developmental disabilities psychology. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011.
Vennerberg resides in Dallas with his three sons – Trey, Luke and Zachary. He is a lifetime member of the OSU Alumni Association.
Tickets to the ceremony may be purchased online at orangeconnection.org/hof RSVP online or by contacting the OSU Alumni Association at 405.744.1548. The deadline to purchase individual tickets is February 1.
For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s alumni awards program or to submit a nomination by February 1, 2016, visit: orangeconnection.org/awards. This event is proudly sponsored by Standley Systems.
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