Tamara Pullin (BA, 1997; JD, 2001) began her service as First Lady of Price College on July 1, 2013. In the time since, she has engaged with students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners to advance the college’s Purpose — the Purpose of Price®– to ensure the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation. To achieve this, she has impressively balanced excelling in her professional career as an accomplished attorney, her role as a loving mother to two boys, Parker and Halsey, and her investment of time, talent and treasure to support the broader initiatives of Price College. Recognizing the extensive impact of her contributions in her first five years of voluntary service, Ashley Burke (1995) of Edmond, and sister-in-law, Kristine Burke (1995) of Dallas, along with their spouses, twin brothers and Price distinguished alumni, Bryan and Ryan (1994, each), approached the college about establishing an endowment in Tamara’s name to provide fellowship support to Price College faculty and students.
“As people who have been involved with and think of the Price College of Business like a family, I’ve seen firsthand that Tamara genuinely treats it like her family,” said Ashley Burke. “She is a crucial team member of the Price College of Business community. She deserves to be recognized for her dedication and commitment to Price and to Daniel. Admirably, she is engaged at almost every Price event with students and alumni while also raising her young family. That is not an easy task. She put a successful legal career on pause while maintaining the same pride and professionalism for Price. She is also an example to young people in Price of being dedicated to a team & successfully managing multiple duties. I am proud to honor her with this gift and no one deserves it more!”
Kristine Burke shared the same sentiment.
“Tamara provides a fantastic example and role model of a modern female – she inspires women and men across generations, and we are proud to support Tamara and all she does in support of the University of Oklahoma and its community,” said Kristine Burke.
The Tamara Pullin Partners in Learning Program was designed to provide financial assistance to faculty and student collaborations in the College. This unique program provides funds for a student scholarship and a faculty stipend to work together over an academic year on a research project to generate valuable insights into the most important business issues of our time. In this way, intergenerational relationships will be deepened, the faculty member’s research will be advanced and the student will acquire the essential critical thinking and data analytics skills necessary for the 21st century. In each case, both faculty and student will enhance their ability to impact the world in the context of building a successful life and career.
Price College alumnus Ron Gold (1966) and his wife, Marleen, also chose to give.
“Marleen and I contributed to Tamara’s fund due to her efforts to represent OU in her many appearances in giving lectures to inspire women to reach their potential,” Gold said. “Our contribution was a way of helping all students to reach their potential.”
In the fall of 2018, a fundraising initiative in support of this fund was launched. Due to the extraordinary generosity of our alumni and friends, over $51,000 has been raised to date. If you are interested in participating by making a gift to this meaningful fellowship, you may do so by visiting the OU Foundation page set up for the program.
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Price College Office of External Relations
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