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Duncan resident Chris Stockton is on the Oklahoma State University president’s leadership council and has found a niche in fundraising for worthy causes.

Duncan man is now expert fundraiser

Chris Stockton is still in school and learning a lot, but he already would seem to have wisdom beyond his age when it comes to the true meaning of success.

An outstanding student, Stockton was selected to receive the Crossman Award, the top honor for graduating seniors at Duncan High School, in 2011. He has continued to build on that accomplishment, earning good grades at Oklahoma State University, where he was named among the top 10 freshmen men his first year and has been on the university President's Leadership Council.

But even as he looks to make his own future brighter, majoring in business administration, Stockton looks, too, to make life better for others. That's because he decided even when he was still in high school in Duncan that to be truly successful a person has to give back.

Back then, among his many other activities, Stockton took part in a fundraiser held annually around Christmas to provide clothing and shoes for needy children in the Stephens County community. Items donated by people and businesses were showcased in a big auction televised locally over several days and the money raised was then well-spent on kids.

Little did he know it at the time, but that experience would play into Stockton's organizing a similar auction at OSU, part of a much larger effort that he said he hopes will raise as much as $75,000 this year for the Oklahoma Children's Miracle Network.

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