Bartlesville, OK (Vocus) March 27, 2010
Local wife and mother will represent Osage County in competing for the title of Mrs. Oklahoma America on April 16-17, 2010 at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, OK.
Kathryn Chambers was chosen to compete for the title of Mrs. Oklahoma America from a field of applicants received from throughout the area. Significant in her being chosen for the title of Mrs. Osage County is her strong commitment to sharing the importance of education, her career and educational achievements, her volunteer work, and her dedication to her husband, daughters, and their lifestyle as cattle ranchers.
“I feel that is my obligation to use my talents and abilities to their fullest. This is where my commitment to education begins, but it extends to setting an example for my daughters,” says Chambers. “They are my legacy. My goal is for them to have every opportunity to excel in their future careers, while maintaining their devotion to God, family, and community.”
Chambers earned her undergraduate and master’s degree from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, where she is now employed as the Director of Academic Assessment. Chambers is also a doctoral student at Anderson University, in Indiana, in the Falls School of Business, Doctor of Business Administration degree program. While serving OKWU, she also serves as a board member for American Christian School and on the Bartlesville Regional United Way Community Investment Committee.
Chambers’ husband, David, a graduate of Graham School for Cattlemen, raises cattle in the beautiful Osage Hills. He also raises and trains American Quarter Horses, is a member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, and is a director of the Osage County Cattlemen’s Association. Together, they are raising their three daughters, Rhian Grace, Elizabeth Anne, and Jacklyn Faith to value faith, family, an agricultural lifestyle, and community involvement.
In addition to being a committed wife, mother and volunteer, Chambers also enjoys meeting new people, exercising, cooking, and teaching marketing courses at OKWU.
Chambers will compete in three categories for the Mrs. Oklahoma title: personal interview, fitness competition and evening gown. Contestants for the Mrs. Oklahoma America Pageant must be married and live in the city or county they represent. The winner will receive a prize package worth thousands of dollars and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. America In September. The Mrs. America Pageant is the only nationally televised pageant for married women in the country.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a four-year, Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences that is accredited by the North Central Association. OWU also receives professional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). It is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities as well as the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Association of Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities.