Cameron University’s Office of Campus Life presented awards to students, faculty and staff during a recent ceremony on the CU campus. The event included the announcement of the Top 20 Students, comprised of outstanding juniors and seniors, and the Top 10 Non-Traditional Students, made up of outstanding college students over the age of 25. A committee of faculty, staff and students selects honorees for both lists based on excellence in leadership, community service, campus involvement and academics.
This year's Top 20 honorees, listed by hometown, are:
Cache: Holden Rowe
Chattanooga: Nikki Kirk
Comanche: Zach Young
Cyril: Brigette Thompson
Devol: Lindsey Smith
Fletcher: Jacob Quickle
Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria: Chima Aghaulor, Oluwatoyin Kayode
Kathmandu, Nepal: Bishaka Karki
Kathmandu, Nepal: Sijalu Paudel, Nisha Wagle
Lawton/Fort Sill: Jacob Jardel, Alexandra Kolinski, Natalie Ruiz-Castillo, Megan Skulski, Zoie Timothy, Philip Worthen, Sonora Zukerman
Marlow: Timothy Alaniz, Vicky Smith
Making Cameron’s Top 10 list are:
Apache: Richard Dailey
Lagos, Nigeria: Akinola Akinlawon
Lawton/Fort Sill: Shilo Allen, Bambi Hampton, Saranah Isenberg, Chelsey Morin, Rebekah Pullicar, Sarah Walker,
Poteau: Jared Stokes
St. George, Grenada: Donnet Williams
Kelly High, Lawton, was sworn in as president of the Student Government Association for 2016-17. Sarah Downen, Lawton, and Mark Bannon, Lawton, were sworn in as vice president and treasurer, respectively. Maria Wilson, Lawton, and Patrick Perez, Oklahoma City, were honored as SGA Senators of the Year, and SGA’s Legislation of the Year was the Concealed Carry Weapon Ban.
Kylie Erricson, Lawton, was honored as PAC Executive of the Year, and Maggie Collins, Lawton, was recognized as Outstanding PAC Committee Member of the Year. Tamaura Shelton, Lawton, and Alex Kolinski, Lawton, were sworn in as President and Vice-President of PAC for 2016-17.
Ja’Ron Chiles, Lawton and Kalista Castillo, Lawton, were named Intramural Players of the Year.
Bernadette Lonzanida, an instructor in the School of Business, was named Professor of the Year. Adam Randell, advisor for Cameron University Research Club, was named Student Organization Advisor of the Year. Marty Clark, CU-Duncan, was honored as Staff Member of the Year.
MathCom was named Student Organization of the Year in addition to being recognized as a Five-Star Organization. Student organizations garnered points in the areas of organization and planning, campus programming, community service/philanthropy, and campus involvement. Additional Five-Star Organizations are Aggie Club, Alpha Phi Fraternity, Black Student Association, Cameron Campus Ministries, Cameron University Chapter of Circle K International, Cameron University Honors Students Society, Cameron University International Club, Cameron University Nepalese Association, Cameron University Nigerian Student Association, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Omega Zeta Theta Sorority, PRIDE, Psi Chi, Sigma Alpha Omega Sorority, Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and Student Advocates for Political Action.
Student Advocates for Political Action’s (SAPA) Voter Registration Drive was honored as Outstanding Community Service Project. John Mizhquin of Delta Sigma Pi was recognized as Outstanding Emerging Student Organization Leader. The Outstanding Program of the Year award was presented for “The Stanford Prison Experience,” a collaborative activity of the Programming Activities Council, Criminal Justice Association, Psychology Department and Office of Campus Life. Sujana Rupakheti, Makawanpur, Nepal, was honored as Outstanding Student Organization Leader.
April 22, 2016