The conference room in the Cameron University School of Business will be named the “Mollie Burton Conference Room,” President Cindy Ross announced today following a ceremony. The naming recognizes her generous support of the university.
“Mollie Burton is the personification of success in the business world,” said Ross. “We are proud of her accomplishments as a Cameron graduate and are grateful for her willingness to generously give back to the university. She has been one of Lawton’s business leaders for almost 50 years, and today the conference room was given a fitting name. The Burton family has been longstanding Cameron supporters. By naming this conference room in Mollie’s honor, we know students will find inspiration and motivation in her success.”
“Much of my recent generosity to the university has been in gratitude for President Ross’ superb leadership,” Mrs. Burton said.
In addition to contributions to KCCU and the School of Liberal Arts, Mrs. Burton and her family provided a $30,000 Pillar of Support donation to the Centennial “Changing Lives” Campaign in 2007. More recently, she donated $20,000 to the Academic Commons Campaign.
Mrs. Burton graduated from Cameron University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has continued her involvement with Cameron as a President’s Partner and a member of the Cameron University Alumni Association. Additionally, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cameron University Foundation. She is the owner of Burton Realty and has served as chair of the Lawton Board of Realtors as well as chair of that organization’s MLS committee. She is a past president of the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra and was also active in the committee that spearheaded the new Lawton Country Club. For the past 18 years, she has served as Finance Chairman of Centenary United Methodist Church, where she previously served as Chair of the Administrative Board.
Oct. 18, 2011