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WOSC President's Partners Welcomes Dillon and Katy Butchee

Mar 31, 2023 -- maegan.martin
WOSC President's Partners Welcomes Dillon and Katy Butchee

Western Oklahoma State College welcomes Dillon and Katy Butchee as new President’s Partners. Dillon and Katy live in the Altus community and have two children, Boe and Josy. Dillon and Katy are Western graduates and both went on to obtain their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in agricultural economics and plant and soil science from Oklahoma State University. They are now both agents at Legacy Insurance Group.

Dillon and Katy follow a long line of family members who attended Western Oklahoma State College. Dillon’s grandfather, Dee Butchee, served on the Board of Regents from 1990 - 1994. Dillon and Katy were both very active on campus, serving as Ambassadors and Katy playing on the Lady Pioneers basketball team. Dillon says of their decision to become President’s Partners, “We are proud of Western and proud to be supporters. We want to be a part of giving back and helping the college be successful.” 

Dr. Wiginton, Western Oklahoma State College President, says of the Butchees, “Part of my journey at Western was being the sponsor for the President's Academic Leadership Team which we call the Ambassadors.  In 2005 and 2006, I had the privilege of working closely with two young people who were fantastic representatives of the college and went above and beyond in every aspect of their positions. Dillon and Katy's love and passion for Western has never wavered and to this day they are still Ambassadors at heart.  They are devoted parents and community members and are part of a thriving agriculture-based business.  We couldn't be more proud of them and are honored they are part of our President's Partner program and Pioneer family.”

Western Oklahoma State College is thankful to the Butchees and all of the President’s Partners for providing financial support above and beyond operational funding provided to the college by the Oklahoma Legislature. Katy added for those considering becoming a President’s Partner, “Don’t take for granted how important the college is for the community. It is a big part of what makes Altus successful. Being an instructor at Western for 7 years, I know first-hand the importance of community support.”

The Western Oklahoma State College Foundation provides the opportunity to invest in the future by offering many ways to give. The WOSC Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and exists to generate support for the students and programs of Western Oklahoma State College. For more information on the President’s Partner Program or other ways you can support, visit wosc.edu/give or call our office at (580) 477-7706.

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