OSSM Boasts More than 1,900 Graduates

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics was created in 1983 through legislative action and graduation its first class of 44 seniors from across the state in 1992. Since then, it has graduated more than 1,900 students. Here are just a few stories of and testimonials from OSSM alumni.

~Alicia Tran, OSSM Class of 2008 (Moore, Westmoore H.S.), Pricing & Portfolio Insights Manager, Roche Molecular Systems

B.S. Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, 2012

M.B.A. Decision Analytics, North Carolina State Poole College of Business, 2016

Attending OSSM was the biggest wake-up call for me. Although I was perfectly content with the school I was attending previously, I went from being at the top of my class of 700 to struggling to keep up with 70 other students.  I won’t lie.  OSSM was not easy for me.  I did not make the best grades and always needed help from my professors.  While I did not appreciate all the extra studying at the time, I have no regrets today.  I learned more in two years not only from the curriculum, but also from living with some of the smartest people I have ever met.

Mubeen Shakir, OSSM Class of 2010 (Oklahoma City, Casady School), American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2013

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 2013

M.S. Medical Anthropology, University of Oxford, 2014

M.P.P., University of Oxford, 2015

My ultimate goal is to become a physician-scientist, practicing as a clinical oncologist while maintaining a translational research lab.  OSSM has been the best academic decision I have made.  I would not be here without it and the faculty who make it great.

About 75 alumni gathered on Friday, Dec. 31, for an all class reunion. It was held in the student lounge in the Manning Academic Center (MAC).