Cameron University welcomes 31st class of PLUS scholars

Cameron University has named 28 freshmen Presidential Leaders & University Scholars (PLUS) for the 2011-2012 academic year. The PLUS program, now in its 31st year, is designed to reward students who have demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding leadership capabilities while in high school and to teach these students skills that will prepare them for dynamic leadership roles in their respective careers.

“We are happy to recognize these outstanding students as PLUS scholars,” says Jennifer Holland, Vice President for Student Services and past participant in the program. “It is gratifying to witness leadership skills developing as PLUS students progress through the program.”

This year’s recipients come from across Oklahoma and combine a breadth of leadership and community service experiences. In addition to receiving scholarship packages worth more than $20,000, students selected for the program take part in a four-year leadership development program aimed at developing excellent citizens and professionals.

Students are chosen each year based on an application process that focuses on leadership experience, involvement in the community, grade point average, ACT/SAT scores, an essay on the topic of leadership and a formal interview.

PLUS scholars receive leadership training that helps them make the transition from high school to college, learn leadership theory, communication skills, group dynamics and problem solving. In later years of the program, the focus shifts to presentation skills and preparation for beginning a career with such workshops as résumé writing, interviewing and making wise career decisions.

The 2011-2012 PLUS class members are listed by hometown and graduating high school.


Bobbi Loflin

Boswell, Victory Life Academy

Emily Robinson


Grant Vaden


Melissa Ramos


Daniel Smith


Cody Ressel


Adam Gray


Elizabeth Wall


Cortney Carroll

Ft. Cobb, Ft. Cobb-Broxton High School

Stacy Hill


Lauren Mounts

Granite, Navajo High School

Sidney McCormack

Lawton, Homeschool

Hannah Smart

Lawton Eisenhower

Dimitri Atkinson, Tyler Blount, Tiana Brooker, Candice Ortiz, Colton Rancourt

Lawton High

Taylor Hutton, Jennifer Lang, Kirsta Stanto 

Lawton MacArthur

Cory Hall, Rachel Tompkins


Dylan Beil

Oklahoma City, Westmoore High School

Khoa Nguyen

Rush Springs

Allison Talley


Kaitlin Adamson


Cole Hart


May 4, 2011

PR# 11-102