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Memorials - Kim Gaither Fund for Biology and Sciences

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Kim provided the OC community and beyond an amazing and inspirational example of a faithful life devoted to others and reliant upon God. Kim grew up in northern Indiana before coming to Oklahoma Christian College (now Oklahoma Christian University "OC") as a student. She graduated from OC in 1981.

She continued her education earning a master's degree in science and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Oklahoma. Kim returned to OC in 1988 and served as a professor of biology. Kim was loved by many - her students, her colleagues, literally by everyone.

She was a dedicated, compassionate professor who took a genuine interest in her students in and out of the classroom. She received the Gaylord Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2004.

Her dedication as a wife to David, whom she met at OC when they were both students, and as a mom to Luke and Brianna, was unsurpassed. She truly lived a life in which she put others before herself.

In November 2005, Kim passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. Her faith in God and her love for her family, friends and students never wavered. Her example of a life well-lived remains with all of us.

Friends, admirers, and family of Dr. Kim Gaither established a memorial fund following her death to celebrate and honor her legacy. Kim's Memorial Fund supports the science-disciplines at Oklahoma Christian University.
In the Fall of 2006, Kim's husband, David championed broadening the reach of her memorial fund to include supporting the Science Facility Initiative -- OC's strategic effort to expand and enhance its science labs, classrooms, offices, and study areas by building a 2-story, 14,000 square foot addition.

To see David's appeal letter, click here. To see more information about the Science Facility Initiative, click here.

Please join us as we celebrate Kim and invest in our students of today and tomorrow.

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