Ray Booker - 2012 OSU Alumni Hall of Fame
Ray Booker of Tulsa Okla.m graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1957 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He is the founder of Aeromet, Inc. and Aviation Technologies in Tulsa, Okla. Booker is a certified Airline Transport Pilot and is now retired. While at OSU, Booker was involved in the Air Force ROTC and the Baptist Student Union activities. After graduating, Booker was an engineer at Chance Vought Aircraft in Grand Praire, Texas, before becoming a second lieutenant with the Air Force. He was sent to Pennsylvania State University for training, where he received a master's degree in 1962 and a Ph.D. in 1965, both in meteorology. Booker is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. He has published more than 60 professional papers and major reports on meteorological, engineering and aviation. In 1995, Booker was awarded the CEAT Melvin R. Lohmann Medal, which is presented annually to an individual for engineering achievement. In 2001, Booker was named an OSU Distinguished Alumnus by the OSU Alumni Association. Booker and his wife, Linda, have endowed two scholarship funds and a professorship at OSU. Booker is a life member of the OSU Alumni Association and had a residence hall at OSU named in his honor in 2005.