As we sat in the restaurant enjoying our lunch, I was surprised to learn that he didn’t go to a four-year university. Based upon the décor of his office, which is plastered with OU
Sooner memorabilia, I naturally assumed OU
to be his Alma Mater. I soon learned that he is simply an OU
fan, but a true believer in Tulsa Tech and what it can offer those who choose it over a four-year university. Blackburn recently accepted a second offer to serve in the Tulsa Tech Education Foundation
. He had served on the foundation in 2010 when his company was still rather small, but he felt at that time he didn’t have as much to offer. But his desire remained to give back to the school as the years passed on. Fast forward eight years, his company has grown exponentially and he knew the right time had come to get involved again and help those students who will one day be in the workforce with skills like the ones he learned while attending Tulsa Tech.