About the 2018 Student Speakers & Vocalists

Luis Jaquez, President, CU Student Government Association
A senior majoring in political science, Luis Jaquez currently serves as president of the Cameron University Student Government Association.  Luis is a reservist in the United States Marine Corps, where he has earned a certificate of commendation.  He is a member of three honor societies: Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, and Pi Sigma Alpha. In addition to serving as SGA President this year, he is an active member of the CU Model UN and the CU History Club. 

During his free time, Luis enjoys hiking, fishing and kayaking, and he is also a member of the Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department.  After graduating from Cameron, he plans to attend law school, join the Marine Corps JAG program, and hopes to someday run for public office or serve as an ambassador.

Jessica Allmon, School of Arts and Sciences, Speaker
A first-generation college student from Duncan, Cameron University senior Jessica Allmon is majoring in English with a concentration in Literature. She will complete her studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree this fall.

Jessica holds membership in Phi Eta Sigma, as well as Sigma Tau Delta where she served as president during the 2017-2018 academic year. Jessica was a presenter at the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Jessica’s presentation was titled “‘They Weren’t Counting on Bears’ and Other Tales from Space Australia: An Analysis of SF on Tumblr” in which she analyzed trends on an emerging science fiction genre on social networking sites.

After graduation, Jessica plans to pursue a Master of Library and Information Science degree with a goal of working in a university library.

Megan Magness, School of Arts and Sciences, Speaker
Megan Magness is a senior majoring in Chemistry in the ACS-certified track. She will graduate at the end of this semester.

Megan is active in the CU Chemistry Club where she served as treasurer, and currently is vice president. She was a counselor for the Nano Explorers and the Applied Mathematics and Aerospace summer academies in 2017. Megan has done research to find more efficient and economical methods to convert silver from recovered laboratory waste into silver nitrate. She will present at the Southwest Regional American Chemical Society meeting in Arkansas next month.

Megan lives in Elgin where she raises horses and is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the Palomino Horse Association, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Ann Patterson, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Speaker
Ann Patterson is a senior accounting major who is nearing completion of her second bachelor’s degree.

Ann is the current president of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity for business students. She is also a member of the CU Accounting Club, serving as secretary for the past two years. She is a recognized leader in that organization, overseeing projects dealing with community involvement, volunteer activities and donations of books and school supplies. She is also a member of Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society for business administration programs.

Ann serves as a volunteer accounting tutor in the CU Department of Business, and is always willing to assist students in need of extra help. When not in class, Ann manages a direct-selling, home-based business.

Gabrial Caron, School of Arts and Sciences, Vocalist
Gabrial Caron is a senior vocal performance major studying under Dr. Christian Morren.  He is currently a member of the Cameron University Concert Chorale and participating in the opera workshop.  He is a two-time recipient of the Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild Ann Kerrick scholarship.  Gabrial teaches vocal lessons at a Lawton music store and plans on pursuing a master’s degree in choral conducting after graduating from Cameron.

Corbyn Nauman, School of Arts and Sciences, Vocalist
Corbyn Nauman is a junior vocal performance major studying under Dr. Gregory Hoepfner. She is currently a member of Centennial Singers, Cameron University Choir and the opera workshop. She is a recipient of the Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild Ann Kerrick scholarship, and is a Cameron McMahon Fine Arts Scholar. After graduating from Cameron, Corbyn plans on attending graduate school to further her academic career.

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