Cameron University Department of Social Sciences names Outstanding Majors

The Cameron University Department of Social Sciences has honored nine students as “Outstanding Major of the Year” in Political Science, History, Social Studies Education, Sociology and Criminal Justice, the five degree programs that comprise the academic unit.

“It is always gratifying to reward student achievement,” says Dr. Lance Janda, Interim Chair, Department of Social Sciences. “These nine students exemplify the best of the best. They were selected based on numerous criteria, including academic performance, leadership, participation, and community and professional activities.”

Tyler Franz and Athena Daley, both of Lawton, were recognized as “Outstanding Major of the Year” in Political Science. Franz will graduate with a B.A. in Political Science and a Pre-Law minor. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society in Political Science, and a member of the United States Air Force Reserve who has deployed overseas in support of the War on Terror. Daley will graduate with a B.A. in Political Science and a Military Science minor. She is veteran of the War on Terror and will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army with a branch assignment to the Military Police.

Curry Coleman, Sterling, and Rachael Becker, Lawton, were honored as “Outstanding Major of the Year” in History. Coleman will earn a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science. He is a member of the Model U.N. Club and has been extremely active in the Student Government Association.  Becker will graduate with a B.A. in History and a minor in Psychology.

John D. Williamson, Rush Springs, received the “Outstanding Major of the Year” citation in Social Studies Education.

Roxe Anne Large and Casandra Powell, both of Lawton, were named “Outstanding Major of the Year” in Sociology. Large will earn a B.S. in Sociology and has been active in the Sociology Club. Powell will earn a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Family Science. She has also been active in the Sociology Club.

Ashley Smith and Alexander Bonano-Cruz, both of Lawton, were recognized as “Outstanding Major of the Year” in Criminal Justice. Smith will earn a B.S. in Criminal Justice a minor in Psychology. She has been  inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the national Criminal Justice Honor Society and is completing her third term as president of the Criminal Justice Association. Smith was recently named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”  Bonano-Cruz will earn a B.S. in Criminal Justice major with a minor in Computer Science. He will serve as president of the Criminal Justice Association next year and is among the founders of Cameron’s chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

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May 1, 2017