Pairing student-athletes with local charities that enable student-athletes to use their name, image and likeness to raise awareness and funds for causes of their choosing.
Through these partnerships, Oklahoma State student-athletes have the opportunity to showcase their community service efforts for future employers. It allows them to leverage NIL policies to promote growth, enhanced opportunities, and financial benefits. As a 501(c)3 entity, Pokes With a Purpose also allows donors to give back to the community with a fully tax-deductible donation, while also supporting student-athletes.Contact Us
Joe Eastin graduated OSU in 1992 with a degree in business administration and then earned an MBA from MIT in 2015. Eastin is the CEO of ISN, a software and service company based in Dallas. Eastin was inducted into the OSU Spears School of Business Hall of Fame in 2012 and has supported OSU athletics and academics for decades.
Eastin has been an OSU Commencement speaker as well as a loyal and true alumnus. Joe currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Pokes With a Purpose and is involved in numerous charities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.
Former Cowboy Big 12 Champion quarterback Brandon Weeden is a key member of the Board of Directors for Pokes With a Purpose. Brandon is considered by many to be the best quarterback in Oklahoma State history. Weeden was an All-Big 12 quarterback and a first round NFL draft pick. He played seven seasons in the NFL before retirement.
Brandon joined Pokes With a Purpose with the intent of helping OSU stay competitive on the national stage while also giving back to the local community.
Former Cowboy Kenyatta Wright is another Board Member of Pokes With a Purpose with an NFL history. Kenyatta recorded 260 tackles in his career as a leader of OSU’s defense. After leaving school Kenyatta signed with the Buffalo Bills and finished his NFL career with the New York Jets.
Kenyatta chose to join the leadership team of Pokes With a Purpose because of his passion for his Alma Mater. An OSU family through and through, two of Kenyatta’s sons are currently enrolled at OSU to play football.
’92 (Business Admin) M.B.A. (MIT)
Chairman of the Board
’91 B.S. (Business Admin)
Softball and Women’s Basketball Contact
Tracy (Grimsley) Reibert
’91 B.A. (Journalism)
Soccer and Equestrian Contact
’87 B.S. (Accounting)
’91 B.S. (Business Management)
Women’s Golf Contact
’03-’04 OSU, ’06 B.S. (OCU)
Football and Wrestling Contact
Board Members at Large
’78 (Northeastern State)
Cross Country and Track/Field Contact
’80 B.S. (Advertising) ’86 M.B.A. (University of Tulsa)
’85 B.S. (Finance) J.D. ‘89
Men’s Golf Contact
Bradley A. Gungoll
‘75 B.S. (Ag Econ)
‘79 J.D. (OCU)
Claudia (Embrey) Humphreys
’85 (Ag Econ/Finance)
Men’s Basketball and Tennis Program Contact
Gina (Walker) Noble
’85 B.A. (Journalism) ‘2002 M.S. (Mass Communications)
Jennifer (Reed) Poole
’90 B.A. (Journalism)
‘18 (Business Management)
Alumni Outreach Contact
‘11 B.S. (Business Management)
Alumni Outreach Contact