Hall of Fame Chairback Recipients
2020 - 2021 Eddie Sims
The greatest purebred cattle auctioneer of his time, Sims dedicated over 50 years to purebred cattle sales across the country and served as the inaugural auctioneer of the OSU Cowboy Classic Sale for 39 years. A member of the 1963 OSU Livestock Judging Team, he claimed High Individual at the Fort Worth Contest. With the true heart of a Cowboy, Sims is a long-time supporter and benefactor of Oklahoma State University.
2019 Don Gill
Brilliant yet modest, Dr. Gill was a visionary nutritionist with a legendary reputation as educator and scientist. He pioneered using computers in cattle management, developed integrated preconditioning programs and led innovative national symposia. During his 35-year career at OSU, he became respected by beef producers in Oklahoma and across the U.S. as the best among the best.
2018 Bob Wettemann
A model individual, family man, and faculty member; a caring and committed scholar, mentor and role model for trainees; a believer in science and the scientific method; an unwavering protector of scientific integrity; a committed teacher; an inspirational leader; an advocate and supporter of the livestock industry. Dr. Wettemann embodies excellence as a scholar, mentor, colleague, role model and friend who advanced knowledge in the field of animal science.
2018 Gerald Horn
Genuine; Modest; Courteous; Kind; Principled; Meticulous; Articulate; Witty;
Acclaimed scientist; Respected educator; Trusted advisor; Industry influencer; Leader by example; worked selflessly for the good of the Department and the Oklahoma Beef Cattle and Wheat Industries. The consummate professional, Dr. Horn personifies the best as a caring mentor, admired colleague, devoted husband and father, and loyal friend.
2017 Don Wagner
True gentleman • Modest and considerate • Principled and fair
Soft-spoken yet forthright
Acclaimed teacher • Prolific scientist • Revered mentor • Respected peer
• Consensus builder • Industry advocate •Influential spokesperson