Jumper Thurman to receive OSU alumni award

BY STAFF REPORTS
11/14/2017 12:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Dr. Pamela Jumper Thurman
STILLWATER, Okla.– The Oklahoma State University American Indian Alumni Society is honoring Dr. Pamela Jumper Thurman with its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Jumper Thurman, a Cherokee Nation citizen, graduated from OSU in 1990 with a doctorate in psychology, and was one of a team of four research scientists who developed the Community Readiness Model at Colorado State University in the early 1990s. This model has now been used throughout the world to mobilize and engage communities to more effectively address social issues such as prevention of domestic violence, child abuse/maltreatment, HIV/AIDS, suicide and many other issues.

She has also worked with former first lady Laura Bush on the Helping America’s Youth Campaign, published almost 100 academic articles and book chapters, was one of two Natives featured in the Centers for Disease Control’s national Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign and her most recent accomplishment is serving as the co-editor of Cherokee National Treasures book.

A public reception honoring Jumper Thurman will be held Nov. 18 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center and will begin three hours prior to kickoff of the Kansas State vs. OSU football game. If the game is at 11 a.m., the reception will begin at 9 a.m.

Sponsorships are available and donations are welcome. To RSVP, become a sponsor or make a donation visit ORANGECONNECTION.org/aiasdaa17.

Discounted game tickets are also available through OSU Athletics on the event page.

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