The Cameron University Alumni Association (CUAA) has named four current Cameron students as Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow during the university’s recent homecoming festivities. Students Akinola Akinlawon, Kelsee Monroe, Rebekah Pullicar and Jared Stokes each received the Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow award during the CUAA Family and Friends award luncheon.
Nominations for Outstanding Aggie of Tomorrow were received from Cameron faculty and staff. The award recognizes well-rounded and successful students who epitomize the true values of a Cameron Aggie. Selection of candidates is based on three areas: academic achievement/honors, career-related experience and extracurricular activities.
Akinlawon, Lagos, Nigeria, is a senior majoring in Computer Science. He has served as president of MathCom and the Cameron University Nigerian Student Association (CUNSA) and is also a member of Cameron’s Honors Program, International Club, Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. He has conducted undergraduate research on three topics, presenting his findings at state and national conferences. A scholarship recipient himself, Akinlawon founded the CUNSA Tuition Scholarship in 2015. He holds memberships in the Association of Computing Machinery and Association of Information Technology Professionals and has earned professional certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional, a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, a Microsoft Technology Associate and an ICCP Certified Information Systems Analyst.
A native of Sterling, Monroe is a senior psychology major. She is a PLUS scholar, a President’s Distinguished Scholarship recipient and a member of the Cameron Honors Program and Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society. Her undergraduate research led to a presentation at the Southwestern Psychological Association. Monroe is active on campus, currently serving as president of the CU Honors Students Society and as a mentor for the PLUS Mentoring Program. She is a member of Baptist Collegiate Ministries and has participated in the annual CU Ethics Bowl.
Pullicar, a native of Lawton, is a junior psychology major. She is a member of the Cameron University Honors Program and has earned placement on the honor’s list throughout her academic career. Pullicar is a member of the Research Club and Psi Chi and has been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma. She recently presented one of her research projects, “Regulatory Focus as a Cue of Mating Strategy” at the annual international conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego. Pullicar is the recipient of the Stripes Scholarship, is active on campus as a volunteer for numerous university events, and plans to purse a master’s degree at Cameron.
A native of Poteau, Stokes is a senior majoring in Organismal Biology. He is a member of Psi Eta, Cameron’s chapter of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Society, and the Biology Club. He has conducted undergraduate research, presenting his results at two statewide conferences, where he was recognized with presentation awards, as well as Research Day at the Capitol. Stokes was selected to participate in the Geospatial Summer Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma in 2015 and has been asked to return to serve as a model for the 2016 class. Stokes plans to attend graduate school and hope to works as a biologist. He is also an advocate for autistic children and plans to continue his efforts on their behalf.
February 24, 2016