Northwestern football coach receives Reichenberger award

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Northwestern football coach receives Reichenberger award

 Stewart Arthurs and Alan Hall
Alan Hall (right), Northwestern Oklahoma State University head football coach, received the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award presented by Stewart Arthurs, Northwestern Foundation Board Chairman.

Stewart Arthurs, Foundation Board Chairman, presented The Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award to Alan Hall, Northwestern Oklahoma State University head football coach, at the Northwestern Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner. Hall was recognized for raising $79,258 for the football program.

The funds allowed the football team to purchase two new team uniforms and provided numerous items for the field house.

“Coach Hall is working hard for his program and his student athletes. His efforts and the efforts of his staff are paying off with backing from our alums and donors,” said Skeeter Bird, Northwestern Foundation CEO. “I am pleased to see our generous supporters recognizing the potential in his football program and investing their funds accordingly.”

Established in 2010 with the Northwestern Foundation, the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award recognizes the private fundraising efforts of Northwestern faculty and staff. Named for Reichenberger and his example of generosity and fundraising service, the award honors an individual who seeks to further the mission and vision of the university, allowing continued prosperity during a critical time of diminishing state support.

“It’s an honor to be given an award for just doing your job, and I’m thankful to be able to do it,” Hall said. “It’s nice to be recognized from across all parties involved and knowing that everyone is doing their part to help raise funds for this institution.”

Hall played collegiately at the University of Miami (Fla.) and was a member of the Hurricane’s 1991 national championship team. He later transferred and earned his bachelor’s degree from Charter Oak (Conn.) State College. He earned his master’s degree from the University of West Alabama. Hall is entering his second season as the Rangers’ head coach.

“It says a lot about where our program is at, and I have a great staff. Obviously if I’m out fundraising, I’m not here and somebody needs to keep the ship moving,” Hall said.

To be considered for the award, nominees must be full-time Northwestern employees, demonstrate excellent personal qualities and exemplify Northwestern values. Selection by the Northwestern Foundation Executive Committee is based on the total funds raised by the nominee, both pledged and realized; the average age and income of the alumni base from which the nominee raised the funds; the nominee’s university position and level of responsibility; and the sources of private gifts secured for Northwestern.

The prestigious award’s selection criteria reflect Reichenberger’s dedication to the university. A former Northwestern faculty member and 1965 alumnus, Reichenberger is one of the university’s most generous benefactors. He has served as a Northwestern Foundation trustee since 1993.

For more information or to nominate Northwestern faculty or staff for the 2014 award, contact Bird at 580-327-8599, aebird@nwosu.edu or by mail at Northwestern Foundation Inc., 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717.

### Northwestern Foundation Release ###