Being a part of the Miami Sooners - The OU Club of South Florida has been an experience I will cherish forever. Serving as the Activities Chairperson has been an honor and a pleasure. Meeting other Sooner alumni, fans and friends in the state of Florida was an unexpected thrill, together we achieved goals that we could not have accomplished alone. South Florida's Club focuses mainly on OU alumni, sports and charitable contributions. Scholarships have been provided to local students beginning their education at the University of Oklahoma. Although I am leaving Florida I will never leave the Miami Sooners, they will hold a special place in my memories of my time here. As a result of the positive aspects and lifelong friendships built during this time, I plan to become equally active in the Alumni program in Louisiana when I arrive there. To all my South Florida Sooners...thanks for the all the good times...BOOMER SOONER!

Teresa McNutt
BS Physical Education - 1986
University of Oklahoma

General Scholarship Fund
The OU club of South Florida is one of 45 clubs constant support to the student body through their generous contributions of over $62,000 annually in scholarships, with the OU Alumni Association matching this amount through tuition waivers. Moreover, our club will sponsor students from our South Florida area. During the scholastic year of 2002-2003 our Club awarded two scholarships to students attending OU from ths South Florida area. Questions and instructions as to how apply about the clubs scholarships and the generations scholarship can be directed to or
Scholarship Award recipient Mary Murillo (center) with prospective student Leo Silveira (left) and Josh Heupel (right), who was the honorary scholarship vice-chairman during the festivities.
Simón Bolivar Scholarship Fund
This fund was established with the help of some OU alumni from Venezuela and residents of the Doral area in Miami, Florida. The scholarship will be awarded each year during the Pan-American week at Norman, Oklahoma starting 2003-2004 and we have requested the association for to be a yearly award to a South Florida student and to be presented in the name of our Club during the 2003-2004 Pan-American week by Maria Villarroel in the name of the Venezuelan OU alumni and The City Of Doral residents.

The first person elected to receive the scholarship award is Nydia Garzon. To inquire about the Simón Bolivar scholarship award and to contribute to this specific scholarship fund please contact For additional information about Simón Bolivar, click here.

Pictured (from left to right) Mayra Olivares, Michelle Rodriguez, Maria Villaroell and Simon Bolivar Scholarship Fund recipient Nydia Garzon.
Will Rogers Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was created by some OU alumni whose interest are in the field of Liberal Arts and Journalism. The scholarship award will begin in the spring of 2004 and the award shall go to a South Florida student attending the University of Oklahoma.

Michelle Rodriguez of South Florida (pictured on the right) was a candidate recipient for that award. She was born in Norman, Oklahoma and her mother of Venezuelan origin is also an OU Alumni. If you need more information concerning this scholarship award, please contact or To learn more about Will Rogers, click here.

Michelle Rodgriguez
Canalla Society Scholarship Fund
The Canalla Society scholarship fund was created during the month of May 2003. These are a group of students whom in the 1960's graduated from Belen Jesuit Prep in Miami, Florida. Some in that group are St Gregory's Alumni as well as OU Alumni. The group has committed to establish the scholarship fund beginning with the award presentation during the scholastic year 2004-2005. The award shall be given to a South Florida student attending the University of Oklahoma. For questions and information regarding this scholarship award write to or
Pictured (from left to right) are Luis (Pikin) Marti, Jose (Totono) Diaz, Jorge A. de Diego, M.D., and Father Eddy Alvarez.
The beautiful Bizzell Library on the OU Campus.
Pictured on the left are the
The Rodriguez-Cayro family.
Pictured are Joe "Pepe" Ownbey and girlfriend representing the Canalla Society of Dallas during the scholarship presenstation at Boomer Bash.
Coach Merv Johnson's Scholarship Fund
This Scholarship Fund was established in honor of former OU coach Merv Johnson (pictured on right) to help graduate students who have exhausted their financial aid during their undergraduate years. For more information and donations contact
Cristina Sabando Scholarship Fund
The Sabando Scholarship honors a Sabando family member that passed away due to a car accident. This family is truly Sooners at heart and dear friends to the OU Club of South Florida. This scholarship was awarded to Brooke Estevez who overcame many obstacles to graduate from Cum Laude with a BS in Zoology Biomedical Sciences from the University of Oklahoma. Brooke will be attending medical school to be a D.O. and maybe a D.O./PhD with the intention of graduating with honors and to be known as one of the best physicians out there. Brooke received financial help from this scholarship so that she could have the great opportunity to study abroad in China. We are very happy that the OU Club of South Florida/the Miami Sooners and the beautiful people from Miami in some way made her dreams come true, we are sure that her experience was worthwhile and she will be a better physician due to that experience.
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Brooke Estevez
Haitian Project Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Fund established for children graduating from Nazarhene School in Haiti. The school project is named after our little town of Norman and the idea is to help any Haitian student accepted at the University of Oklahoma. The Miami Sooners and the OU Club of South Florida have given their time and efforts in giving school supplies to those children and in helping with medical supplies for a small clinic. The Miami Sooners and the OU Club of South Florida will continue its efforts in other parts of the America's such as in Constanza, the Dominican Republic beginning in the year 2004-2005 and in the North East Coast of Brazil in 2005-2006. At that time funds for scholarships will be opened for students from the Dominican Republic and Brazil who are accepted to the University of Oklahoma. For more information or scholarship donations please contact
Uwe Von Schamann's Learning Disabled Children's Fund
Uwe Von Schamann is well known celebrity in the South Florida area having played for the Miami Dolphins. Who can forget that clutch field goal vs Ohio State at Columbus, Ohio in years past. The Miami Sooners and the OU club of South Florida congratulates Uwe and is encouraging its members and Sooner friends to contribute to the fund for children with learning disabilities fund. For more information on how to contribute to this fund, please contact
Hialeah Optimist 4th to 6th graders
Football and Fitness Sponsorship
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The Miami Sooners and the OU Club of South Florida is proud to sponsor some 4th to 6th graders in contact football and fitness program. Troy Fields and Fred Nixon have been instrumental in this sponsorship. The Club's flag will wave at each game and we are hopeful to commit to this enterprise on a yearly basis.
Watch Parties, Bar B Q's and Picnics

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2004 Watch Parties
OU vs OSU / OU vs. Texas A&M / OU vs. Nebraska / OU vs. Baylor

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