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Nov. 15, 2010.

CONTACT: Kate Burch

(405) 325-2463

NORMAN – The evening of Thursday, Nov. 11, was one to remember as the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom at Oklahoma Memorial Union was filled with more than 175 alumni and friends of the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business. The event recognized the members as founders of the Arthur B. Adams Society.


The Arthur B. Adams Society, named after the college’s first dean, was established this past year in the hopes of providing and preserving key educational experiences to support Price’s talented students. The Adams Society will support resources such as academic and study abroad scholarships, undergraduate and graduate professional development programs, and organizations such as the JCPenney Leadership Program that help foster both academic and social growth.


The vision for the Adams society consists of a valuable network of supporters that are dedicated to giving Price College and the University of Oklahoma the capacity to achieve their individual and collective missions. Price College’s internationally recognized and leading programs coupled with the added value of private funding gives students one of the best values of education in the country.


In gratitude for participation in the society, Dean Kenneth Evans will include Adams Society members in special events and receptions, communications and other activities of Price College, such as the Arthur B. Adams Society Banquet. There is no doubt that the successes of Price College are directly related to the ideals established by Arthur B. Adams, and the college will continue to foster the growth and education of its students through the newly established Adams Society.


Ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools based on recent ranking data, the Price College of Business is one of the nation’s premier business colleges. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the college’s undergraduate program 42nd in the nation, International Business Program 17th in the nation and the Entrepreneurship Program 17th in the nation. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship Program was ranked 15th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.