In 2009 Dr. Rex Stockard, a retired MD in Stillwater, OK established an endowed distinguished lecture series in the Department of Integrative Biology (formerly Dept. of Zoology) “The Dr. Rex Stockard Distinguished Lecture Series in Anatomy and Physiology” through his match of OSU Zoology Department Foundation funds. The purpose of the endowment is to support a distinguished lectureship series that will address topics related to anatomy and physiology. The Stockard endowment will allow a minimum of one distinguished speaker to make a presentation in the relevant subject field at OSU each year. Interest from the endowment will be used to cover the travel expenses and an honorarium for the speaker. Dr. Stockard was born and raised in Stillwater and graduated from Stillwater High School in 1957. He entered Oklahoma State University and graduated with a BS (Zoology) in 1961. Dr. Stockard is a Lifetime member of OSU Alumni Association. He entered University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1961 and graduated in 1965. He remained at the University of Oklahoma doing his Internship for 1 year. He then completed 3 years of Internal Medicine Residency and followed that with a Fellowship in cardio-vascular disease for 1 year. Dr. Stockard served two years in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was Chief of Medicine at both bases. He was honorably discharged in 1972 and then entered private practice in Lawton, Oklahoma. He retired in December 2008 after 36 years. While in practice he served on the Executive Committee for 8 years at Comanche County Memorial, and was President of the Medical Staff for 2 years. He was chairman of the Department of Medicine for 4 years. While in practice he was a member of the AMA, OSMA (lifetime member), Comanche County Medical Society, American College of Medicine (Board Certification), Stewart Wolf Society, and Clinical Instructor in Medicine at OUHSC (36 years).