The Cameron University Department of Business is pleased to announce the student recipients of departmental awards. Students from each of the department’s degree programs – Associate in Science in Business (AS), Bachelor of Accounting (BACC), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (ORGL), Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) – were selected, as well as an award honoring the top research student in the department.
LaKya Leslie, Kansas City, Kans., was honored as Outstanding AS in Business Student. After completing a bachelor’s degree, she plans to pursue a career in human resources or banking.
The Outstanding BACC Student is Pilar Jaurena, Montevideo, Uruguay. After graduating in May, she will continue as a CU student to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and an Associate of Science in Business. She also plans to pursue an MBA in the future.
Two students were honored as Outstanding BBA Students, Anastasia Eichler, Altus, and Leslie Wheeler, Duncan. Both will graduate in May. Eichler plans to attend a culinary technical school to become a patisserie chef. Wheeler plans to begin a career in business.
Brian Herring, Lawton, was named Outstanding ORGL Student. He plans to continue his career with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
Cristina Medina, Lawton, was honored as Outstanding MSOL Student. She hopes to become a leader in the human resources sector after graduating in May.
Honored as Outstanding MBA Students were Miricle Carter, Lawton, and Edwin Bennett, Yorba Linda, Calif. After completing her MBA, Carter plans to take the CPA exam and eventually open her own CPA firm. Bennett plans to use the management and leadership skills he gained from the degree program to augment his work as an officer and dentist in the U.S. Army. Bennett was also recognized as Outstanding Research Student.
The Cameron University Department of Business is accredited by ACBSP, the specialized accreditation association for business education that embraces teaching excellence.