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Bethany Burklund


FH 212 | (405) 325-5013
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Bethany graduated from OU in 2009 with a BA in Latin and Greek and a BA in Letters.  When she is not in the AME office amassing large piles of paper, she enjoys reading, annoying her guinea pigs, studying some new language, and doing crafts that start with c.  She is probably the biggest Lord of the Rings fan you know and she really does want to know how to pronounce your name correctly.

“One of my favorite things about working in AME is getting to hear five or more languages in a single day.  Optimum est!”


Martina Ferguson


FH 212 | (405) 325-2322
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Martina has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and master's in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She worked in graphic design from 2000 – 2005 and has been employed by OU from 2005 to present. Also, she has taught college-level English for Rose State College since 2015. Outside of work, Martina likes to run, garden, travel, go to movies and spend time with her family and two Chihuahuas. She is a writer and works on novels in her spare time. She also likes to read, draw, paint and garden. Martina joined the AME staff in Spring 2017. 

“I feel blessed at the wonderful opportunity to work with such a great group. The group at Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering has been both welcoming and helpful.”



Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster, AME Staff Assistant

FH 212 | (405) 325-5012
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Melissa is from Blanchard, Oklahoma. She joined the AME Team in August 2014 after working in the private sector for 15 years. Melissa attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with family, especially her granddaughter. She also loves being outdoors, working in the yard, and attending live theater productions.

“The people at AME are great. It is exciting to be a part of such a diverse population.”



Shop Personnel

Billy Mays

Billy Mays, AME Shop Supervisor

FH 137 | (405) 325-4337
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Billy Mays is from Springfield, Missouri. He has worked at OU and AME for 18 years. Mr. Mays has a background in engineering, machine shop, and welding, which makes him the perfect fit as the AME Shop Supervisor. The people and the creativity at AME is what Billy enjoys most. Outside of AME, Mr. Mays enjoys working outdoors, wood working, metal working, and fabrication.

Greg Williams

Greg Williams, AME Machinist, Shop Personnel

FH 136 | (405) 325-4337
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Greg Williams is from Oklahoma City. He has worked at OU and AME for 17 years. Mr. Williams enjoys working with the people at AME as well as the flexibility and variety in his position as a Machinist in the AME Shop. Outside of AME, Mr. Williams enjoys spending time outdoors.