Connors State College is pleased to announce that Ken Ogden, Class of 1955, has provided the Connors Development Foundation with $100,000 to develop an institutional museum on the Warner campus.
Ogden has long appreciated the fond memories he holds of his time at CSC and the life-long friends that he and his wife, Joyce, made on campus.
“We have been very fortunate in our lives, and it is important to us to give back to an institution that was so instrumental in our lives,” said Ogden.
“The generosity of this gift allows us to provide a wonderful opportunity to our students and community,” said Dr. Tim Faltyn, CSC president. “It exemplifies the impact Connors has had on our alumni.”
Ogden graduated from Connors in 1955, and attended Northeastern State the following year. In 1956, he married his wife Joyce, and they moved to Wichita, Kansas, to begin their teaching careers. In 1970, Ogden began working for Columbian Securities Corporation, working with schools and school employees with benefits and investments. In 1992, Ogden bought out his partners and formed OFG Financial Services, Inc.
Ogden was inducted into the Connors State College Alumni & Friends Hall of Fame in April 2010.
“This gift affords the college an opportunity to advance that would not have been possible otherwise,” said Ryan Blanton, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The generosity of Mr. Ogden is greatly appreciated.”