colonel whitelyColonel Andre Burr Whitely, M.D.

Dr. Andre Burr Whitely was born 13 December 1941 in Tulsa, OK. He graduated High School in 1960 from Broken Arrow. In 1964, he entered the U.S. Air Force and trained as a munitions officer. He later served as a munitions test engineer-project officer at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He was then assigned as a nuclear weapons officer with the German Air Force in England. He returned to Oklahoma to earn a Masters of Science degree in Chemistry at Oklahoma State University. Upon completion, he became a faculty member of the United States Air Force Academy. He went to become a medical student at the University of Colorado where he trained as a flight surgeon. He later completed training and was certified in radiation oncology. In 1987, he retired from the U.S. Air Force as Chief of Radiation Oncology at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. He became medical director of the Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute and retired from fulltime practise in 2001. He currently does forensic consultation, locum tenens, and serves as President of the Washington County Medical Society. Colonel Whitely's oldest daughter is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Antonio, TX. His youngest daughter graduated from medical school in Houston and is currently a board certified psychiatrist. His wife is a CPA with her own medical billing business. They enjoy traveling, alpine skiing, and SCUBA.

The Colonel (Dr.) Andre Whitely Scholarship 

Purpose: This Fund will be used to support the Colonel (Dr.) Andre Whiteley Scholarship in Chemistry (the “Scholarship”) as described below. This Fund will be managed in all respects pursuant to the OSU Foundation Endowment Management Guidelines attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Selection Criteria: Donor is establishing the Fund to encourage students to pursue a Master's Degree. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University in the College of Arts and Sciences. The recipient must be a senior or graduate level student with documented financial need, majoring in Chemistry. Selection preference will be given to students without a background in research.

Recipients of Col. Whitely Scholarship


Fall 2018 - Gentry Smith grew up near Kansas City, KS, obtained his undergraduate degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, and is currently a third-year Master’s Degree seeking student in the Department of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University. The Colonel (Dr.) Andre Whiteley Scholarship in Chemistry has been of enormous aid to his degree progress by directly covering most of the tuition and college fees this Fall semester, a critical need as his wife recently entered medical school to also obtain an advanced degree. His thesis will focus on his research developments and discoveries in the field of Computational Chemistry, a discipline that uses the advanced capabilities of high performance computers to answer questions about the driving forces in chemical and biological processes.