Two Cameron University students have been selected as Outstanding Aggies of Tomorrow by the Cameron University Alumni Association. Savoy King, Lawton, and Karley Patterson, Davidson, will be honored during the CUAA’s annual awards presentation as part of the university’s Homecoming 2019 activities.
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
A senior majoring in accounting, Savoy King has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence, campus engagement and community involvement. While maintaining a presence on the Dean’s and President’s Honor Rolls, King has served as president of the Accounting Club, vice president of Delta Mu Delta, vice president of community service for Delta Sigma Pi, and fundraiser committee student coordinator for the 2018 Lawton Business Women Fashion Show. She also represents college students across the state as a member of the OSCPA Accounting Careers Committee.
King leads a group of volunteer accounting tutors in the Department of Business and for the Funds Distribution Committee. She has volunteered at the local United Way was a volunteer speaker for the Fort Sill-based Financial Readiness Program, which is a lecture program series that is a requirement for in-processing first-time soldiers in the U.S. Army.
A native of Davidson, Karley Patterson is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is a Presidential Leadership & University Scholar, maintaining placement on the President’s Honor Roll throughout her college career. She serves as vice president of the Student Alumni Association and is a member of the Accounting Club. Her commitment to volunteerism is evidenced by her service on the MLK Day of Service, to the Grace Fellowship Church nursery, and Cameron’s Camp of Champs.
In Fall 2018, Patterson recognized a need for college students to have access to basic necessities, including clothes, kitchenware, and hygiene products. Drawing on her prior experience as the event coordinator for Personal Hygiene Supply Drive and summer intern at United Way of Southwest Oklahoma, she co-founded Cameron University’s Campus Closet, which accepts donated items and makes them available to CU students.
She has been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, a national interdisciplinary honor society, and was named to Who’s Who Among Students at Cameron University.
February 18, 2019