Norma and Steve (BA '67) Turnbo have a passion for The University of Tulsa. As a student, Steve was in the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, a member of the varsity baseball team and a reporter for the TU student newspaper, The Collegian. After graduating with a communications degree, Steve pursued a career in public relations, and now, he is the chairman emeritus of the Tulsa public relations firm Schnake Turnbo Frank.
Steve was asked to share his public relations experience with TU media studies students. "I am beginning my 10th year as an adjunct professor at TU, teaching PR Case Studies," he said. "It is a wonderful experience and one I treasure."
For 38 years, Steve and Norma have been married and remained heavily involved with the TU Alumni Association. By gifting TU with a will bequest, they are supporting the Department of Media Studies. "TU gave me an education and an opportunity to be a professional communicator," Steve said. "I feel compelled to give back to a school that was generous to me by giving me an education and a scholarship."