Graves John

Sarah and John Graves

Sarah and John Graves

Sarah and John (BS '74) Graves believe in making things better – for their family, for the energy industry, for their community, and for their country. John built an independent drilling and production company, and the enterprising couple went on to design a line of patented and proprietary valves. The Graves have turned that innovation into a thriving, and still growing, enterprise: Cyclonic Valve Co. Inc.

Their support of TU's computer science programs is driven by a passion to protect intellectual property. They generously stepped forward to help fund key components of J. Newton Rayzor Hall, lending their name to an Enterprise Security Lab, Reverse Engineering Lab, Critical Infrastructure Lab, and Student Commons.

The couple also has established a full tuition scholarship for a Cyber Corps student with an expressed interest in using his or her education and talent to serve our nation.

They also are dedicated volunteers; Sarah, in particular, has worked tirelessly on behalf of Family & Children's Services of Tulsa.