Parker Primrose is the definition of Sooner Born, Sooner Bred
We’ve all heard the saying, “As one chapter ends, another begins.” This holds true as the University of Oklahoma prepares to honor the graduating class of 2022, and for OU senior Parker Primrose, the legacy he will leave behind harvests immense impact not only on those he’s encountered during his four years, but also the OU community collectively.
Primrose, a native of Allen, Texas, concludes his time as a double major in public and nonprofit administration and journalism, as well as a triple minor in Spanish, business, and international studies. He also leaves his mark as a member of the Brothers Under Christ (BYX) Fraternity where he served as president in 2021, chair of the Crimson Club, the Oklahoma Group, and President’s Leadership Class, where he served as a student advisor, as well as a plus a plethora of other organizations to which he dedicated his time and work ethic.
Deriving from a long line of OU alumni in his family, Primrose’s story of committing to OU seemed like a no brainer. Keeping the family tradition alive, however, wasn’t the main catalyst for him when selecting where he wanted to continue his educational experience; rather, it was his recognition of the opportunities to grow as an individual he experienced from the first time he set foot on campus.
“I was kind of Sooner born, Sooner bred in that sense,” Primrose said. “But ultimately, the reason I chose OU was because I clearly saw that this was a community that I could plug into and not only be a student, but someone who got to be an ambassador, a learner and a part of this broader family. I was fortunate to be introduced to OU early, but I fell in love with it on my own and am really glad this is where I ended up.”
Arriving on campus as a freshman for the first time, Primrose immediately recognized the many opportunities that were afforded to him.
“There was just so much that I could do and explore, and so many people I could meet and things to experience, so that was all really exciting,” Primrose said. “I was really fortunate – we talk about the OU family – to feel adopted into that family right off the bat, and that really helped me to understand how to navigate this space.”
From the very start, but Primrose sought out opportunities to get involved, such as participating in the High School Leadership Conference for three years, leading his own radio show as a part of the Studio U Radio Program, and covering sports for the Oklahoma Daily, where he created memories he is sure will last him a lifetime.