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Outstanding Majors named by Cameron University Department of Social Sciences

The Cameron University Department of Social Sciences has honored students as outstanding majors in political science, history, sociology and criminal justice. New members were also inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society in political science.

“It’s a pleasure to recognize these outstanding students, who were selected by faculty members based on academic achievement, service to the department and the university, and their promise as graduates,” says Dr. Lance Janda, chair, Department of Social Sciences. “We anticipate that each of them will enter into careers of great achievement and distinction.”

Hannah E. Williams, a junior from Anadarko, has been named Outstanding Student Majoring in Criminal Justice. Williams was recognized for classroom performance and dedication to learning while balancing full-time coursework as a student-athlete. She is a member of the CU softball team. She aspires to a career in law enforcement and attending graduate school.

For the second year in a row, Hope Cunningham, a senior from Lawton, was honored as Outstanding Student Majoring in History. Cunningham has been accepted into the Master of Arts program in history at the University of Oklahoma, where she will work as an editorial fellow for the Western Historical Quarterly starting in the fall.

Marlon Banner, a senior from Comanche, was named Outstanding Student Majoring in Political Sciences. Banner has demonstrated immense effort and genuine interest in the political world. His work has been to an excellent standard, and he brought insightful views into class discussion. He also has broad and deep interests in political theory as well as practical politics. Outside of the classroom, Banner has worked on a variety of political campaigns. He aspires to a career in American politics. To that end, he has secured a position working for Representative Stephanie Bice in Oklahoma City.

Angela Herring, a senior from Lawton, was recognized as Outstanding Student Majoring in Sociology. Herring has a strong work ethic, excels in her coursework and demonstrates continuing efforts at learning. Faculty members refer to her as a caring person who is always friendly to her classmates. She is sensitive to the problems that people have as different individuals in this society and is critical of social inequalities imposed on them.

Lori Edwards, Duncan; Jessica Presgrove, Waurika; William Jordan and Lance Wallace, both of Lawton, were inducted into Phi Alpha Theta.

Jordan Forns, Hillsboro, Texas, was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha.



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