“It’s so important to help young people along when they’re just starting out … They need to know that they’re important in the world, and as Fleming Scholars at OMRF, they’ve started on the right journey, whether or not they pursue a career in science. My father only made it through eighth grade, and he didn’t want any of us to marry until we got a college degree. I believe in our young people, and it’s wonderful to be a part of a special place like OMRF, where we can invest in the generations to come. When you’ve been blessed, you should always be ready to help the next one up the ladder.”
Libby Blankenship joined OMRF’s board of directors in 1980. For 35 years, she and her husband, G.T., have made annual gifts to OMRF’s
Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar Program, a science education program for Oklahoma high school and college students.