Cameron University Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering presents awards, scholarships

The Cameron University Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering celebrated the achievements of its students during a recent ceremony in which students were inducted into honor societies and received recognition, and scholarships were awarded.

Inductees into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, were Matthew Hunt, Lompoc, Calif.; Jeffery Osei, Lawton; and John Whitlow and Hunter Wurtz, Walters.

Wurtz was also inducted into Gamma Sigma Episilon, the national chemistry honor society, along with Agnes Ajose, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria; John C. Criswell, Comanche; Hafsa Farah, Stephen C. Fike, Casey A. Meek, Sarah Vrla, and Philip Worthen, Lawton; Angela Gibbons, Duncan; Oluwatoyin Kayode, Ikorodu, lagos, Nigeria; Ikechukwu Obgu, Akowonjo, Lagos, Nigeria: and Alex Rivas, Altus.

Ezekiel Oetinger of Geronimo received the Freshmen Chemistry-Sequence Award, and Mark Gonzales, Snyder, was honored as Outstanding Student Worker.

Ciara Kelley, Lawton, received the Wichita Falls/Duncan Section of the American Chemical Society Senior Award.

Scholarship recipients were Katiya Smith, Lawton, and Saloni Basukala, Kathmandu, Nepal, who received the Tom Brown Scholarship; Jessica Gesell, Lawton, who received the Billy Slabaugh Memorial Endowed Scholarship; and Jeffery Osei, Lawton, who received the Physics Club Scholarship.

Michelle Bannon, Lawton, received the Raymond “Red” Miller Achievement Award which recognizes academic performance by a student pursuing a degree in chemistry, and Hunter Wurtz, Walters, was honored with the Allen Zisman Excellence in Chemistry Award.

Recipients of the Jimmy and Virgie Stanton Achievement Award, which recognizes academic performance by students pursuing a degree in chemistry or physics, were Nikki Kirk, Chattanooga; Stephen Fike and Aleigh Peiroo, Lawton; and Elizabeth Momoh, Lagos, Nigeria.

Nikki Kirk, Chattanooga, and Mariama Abramson, Cache, received Certificates of Recognition as recipients of the Kaiser Pre-Medical Studies Scholarship – Phase II.

Tiffany Swinford, Charles Webber and Philip Worthen, all of Lawton, received Certificates of Recognition for their participation in Cameron’s 2014-15 Ethics Bowl.

Receiving certificates of recognition for oral and poster presentations for undergraduate research were Tiffany Cardwell, Altus; Hafsa Farah, Alex Fisher and Jessica Geselle, Lawton; Alex Rivas, Altus; and Hunter Wurtz, Walters.

The Department also recognized this year’s graduating seniors, who completed coursework in Fall 2014 or will complete coursework in May 2015. They are:

Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology

Anadarko:  Jimmy Abbott

Lawton/Fort Sill:  Anthony Crown, Donald Stilley, Payton Foss, Steven Mayville, Santrell Smith

Loveland:  Seth Branham

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Cache:  Stephen Coakley

Dyersburg, Tenn.:  Jared Humpolick

Lagos, Nigeria:  Ikechukwu Ogbu

Lawton/Fort Sill:  Rachel Carden, Rooshil Gosai, Ciara Kelley, Dane Swinford, Charles Webber, Adrienne Wells

Lompoc, Calif.:  Matthew Hunt

Nairobi, Kenya:  Samuel Kibue

Sunland, Calif.:  Roosevelt Mathews

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Elgin:  Justin Watley

Indiahoma:  Ronnie Currey

Lawton/Fort Sill:  Gregory Foster

Sandoval, N.M.:  Nicholas Smith

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May 1, 2015

PR#15-106