Former Governor, OC Alum Keynote Commencement

Former Oklahoma governor George Nigh and Beam’s Industries president Mike Bosley addressed graduates at OC’s winter commencement ceremonies.

Nigh served two full terms as Oklahoma’s governor from 1979 to 1987. He also completed two brief unexpired terms when governors James Edmondson and David Boren resigned early to go to the U.S. Senate.

In 1997, President Clinton appointed Nigh as national chairman of the President’s Committee to raise funds for scholarships for all surviving children of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.

At the Oklahoma Christian Associates Dinner in April, the university honored Nigh and his wife Donna with the Lee Allan Smith Spirit of Oklahoma Award.

Bosley is co-owner and vice president of Ark Group Holdings in addition to his role as Beam’s president. He also serves as president of the board for Safe Kids Oklahoma.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma Christian in 1995 and his MBA in leadership and organizational development from OC in 2002. 

Spring 2013

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