2019 Outstanding Young Alumni
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Oluwatoyese “Toye” Oyewole
Class of 2012
Bachelor of Business in Finance
Oluwatoyese “Toye” Oyewole graduated Cum Laude from Cameron University with a Bachelor of Business degree in finance in 2012, then earned a Master of Business Administration degree. She currently serves as a corporate treasurer at Texas Instruments in the Dallas area, where she handles investments, cash management, debt issuance and commercial paper.
She is also in the process of applying for law school, and she is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She was previously a financial planner and financial analyst at Texas Instruments, as well as a code at Tech Talent South, an associate at Fidelity Investments and an analyst at CMC-Americas, Tata Consulting.
In addition to working hard in her career, Oyewole has volunteered with multiple non-profit organizations at the local and national levels, including the Second Harvest Food Bank that benefits Santa Clara and San Mateo counties in California, as well as GenR (Generation Rescue), which partners with the International Rescue Committee to help people around the world survive and rebuild their lives. Oyewole coordinates a small fundraiser each year that supports the building of water wells in African communities through The Water Project.
During her time at CU, she served as a student ambassador, member of the Nigerian Student’s Association and board member of the Cameron Banc First Portfolio. She earned a spot on Who’s Who Among Students and Cameron’s Top 20. She was inducted into Delta Mu Delta, Phi Eta Sigma and Delta Sigma Pi honor societies. In 2011, she was crowned CU Homecoming Queen.
Class of 2010
Bachelor of Accounting
Cameron University alumna Michele Johnson co-founded Beautiful Day, a non-profit organization with a mission to tell children that the day they were born was a “beautiful day,” in 2013. Johnson graduated in 2010 from CU with a Bachelor of Accounting degree.
She has recently made a career change from a sole proprietor in insurance to a senior sales representative for pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company. She also serves as a member of Duncan Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.
Before founding Beautiful Day, Johnson, along with her friend, Leah Miller, recognized a desperate need in the community. Beautiful Day was birthed in Duncan out of a desire to create and foster more positive social connections within communities.
Beautiful Day has two humanitarian and social service programs—the Birthday Program and Kindred Community—which will serve about 5,600 children and 250 widows, respectively, this year alone. Beautiful Day’s birthday program leads over 1,000 local community volunteers into 16 elementary schools monthly to celebrate every elementary school age child’s birthday. Beautiful Day’s Kindred Community serves another group of potentially overlooked community members: widows. Beautiful Day’s Kindred Community hosts monthly dinner events specifically created for widows. In early 2018, Michele co-authored a book, Beautiful Day: The Story, documenting the success and impact of this organization.
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