Kellogg & Sovereign® Consulting, LLC, a professional consulting firm located in Ada, was recently recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for its valued business partnership with East Central University.
Co-owned by Jane Kellogg and Debi Sovereign, Kellogg & Sovereign provides consulting services for schools, libraries and healthcare providers in order to receive funding from the FCC’s Universal Service programs.
Kellogg & Sovereign has been a supreme supporter of ECU with the recent establishment of a Business Scholars Leadership Program within the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.
“Their willingness to invest in the lives of young people and our students is why Kellogg & Sovereign is so deserving of this honor,” said ECU President John R. Hargrave.
The new program includes three levels of student engagement and recognition opportunities: student leaders, deans’ council and student scholars. The student scholars took a trip to New York City over spring break to visit Wall Street, tour large businesses and engage in cultural activities.
“We believe the scholars program will provide additional educational opportunities for those students who have committed to exceeding expectations, excelling in their chosen degree and dedicating their talents to business,” said Kellogg. “We believe it is critical for us to support and invest in education and the future of our community.”
“We are continually impressed by the leadership of ECU and the vision and dedication of Dean (Wendell) Godwin (of the Stonecipher School of Business),” Sovereign said.
Funding for this program isn’t the first investment that Kellogg & Sovereign has made at ECU.
With the opening of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center and Stonecipher School of Business in 2013, Kellogg & Sovereign funded the technology in the new financial lab. As a result, ECU has a student resource not normally found in an institution its size.
In addition to hiring ECU graduates, Kellogg & Sovereign also supports ECU’s nationally-recognized Oklahoma Business Week summer camp for high school students and the Stonecipher School of Business awards and scholarship banquet.
“Jane and Debi have been really big supporters of us and neither are alums. But they believe in what we’re doing here,” said Godwin. “They have done so much for us. They want to make a difference in the community.”