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UCO Scholarship Created In Memory of Longtime CNN Anchor Stanley Case


Angela Stiepel Case created the scholarship in honor of her husband, who died in a car accident last Thanksgiving at age 59. Turner Broadcasting System, CNN’s parent company, matched Case’s contribution raising the endowment to $20,000.The wife of University of Central Oklahoma alumnus and longtime CNN anchor Stanley Case recently donated $10,000 to establish the Stanley W. Case Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mass CommunicationsFund in the UCO College of Liberal Arts.           

“Stan spent much of his career helping other journalists find their voices,” said Case. “I created this scholarship to benefit UCO’s aspiring journalists and keep Stan's generous spirit alive.”           

Originally from Prague, Okla., Stanley Case graduated from Central with a degree in broadcasting. He then went on to obtain his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law.           

Case began his career in Oklahoma serving as a broadcaster at stations in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City before joining CNN in 1985. In 1991, Case shared the Ohio State Award for Excellence with CNN staff for his coverage of the Persian Gulf War.  He also served as the past president and charter member of the Oklahoma City News Broadcasters Association.      

“We are so appreciative of Mrs. Case’s generosity toward our students. She believes in the value of higher education,” said Gary Steward, Ph.D., interim dean of the UCO College of Liberal Arts. “Stan positively contributed to his profession for more than 40 years, and now, with this gift, his legacy will continue to influence generations of UCO students.”           

For more information, contact Lea Ann Chandler, development manager for the College of Liberal Arts, at lchandler3@uco.edu or 405-974-3782.