William M. Majors Energy Management Mentoring Program, OU Price College of Business
|Jack Sweeney (second from left), a volunteer for the William M. Majors Energy Management Mentoring Program in OU’s Price College of Business, receives an Outstanding Mentor Award from Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Chairman David L. Boren (left) and President Anil Gollahalli during Oklahoma Mentor Day at the Capitol. They are joined by Sweeney’s mentee, Keyana Simmons. (Photo by Travis Caperton, Oklahoma State Capitol)|
Jack Sweeney, a landman with Walter Duncan Oil Properties in Oklahoma City, has been selected as the outstanding mentor for OU’s William M. Majors Energy Management Mentoring Program.
The program matches junior and senior students with energy industry executives in the Oklahoma City-metro area. Mentors and mentees meet monthly for lunch and to hear a guest speaker at the Oklahoma City Petroleum Club.
“Jack is a valued founding member of the OU Energy Management Mentoring Program, dating back to 2000,” said Steve Long, director of OU’s Energy Management Program. “He has had a significant impact on the lives of OU students for the past 15 years, including his current mentee, Keyana Simmons, an OU senior.”
Jack graduated from OU in 1965 and often speaks about his mentor, Dr. William Keown, one of the founders and first director of OU’s Petroleum Land Management Program.
“Dr. Keown stressed the importance of giving back, and Jack is doing just that – 52 years later,” Long said.