The Cameron University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first year college students, has welcomed 10 new members, who earned the qualification criteria in the spring or fall of 2022. Phi Eta Sigma, with chapters on more than 375 college campuses across the nation, encourages and rewards academic excellence achieved by students during their freshman year in institutions of higher learning.
The Cameron University Speech and Debate team earned 21 awards at the recent Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensic Association state tournament. The Aggie team of Marlon Banner, Inez Brumfield, Logan Edwards, Dylan Griggs, Nolan Martin and Ramona Villegas faced competitors from ten schools.
Starting with the Summer 2023 semester, Cameron University’s student housing facilities will be available to part-time students. Undergraduate students who lived in campus housing were previously required to be full-time students unless during their final semester. With a recent update to the policy, undergraduate students only need to be enrolled part-time to reside in the Shepler residence halls or Cameron Village apartments. Graduate students must be enrolled in three credit hours during any semester they reside on campus.
Dr. Jerrett D. Phillips, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Cameron University, was recently selected to serve a two-year term on the James E. Scott Academy Board of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
Cameron University’s English program has announced the winners of the CU Write Essay Contest, which is funded by the Helen C. Schutz Endowed Lectureship in English. The contest is designed to recognize and award outstanding examples of each major assignment in the English composition course curriculum sequence. The winning essays are eligible for publication in a future edition of “CU Write: The Cameron Composition Textbook.”
Cameron University faculty member Katie Stringer, a Communications instructor who also serves as the university’s speech and debate coach, has been named Top Oklahoma Coach of the Year by the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Forensics Association. Stringer was recognized for her service to speech and debate events throughout the state. She was actively involved in organizing numerous tournaments and worked to ensure that tournaments had competitors and judges on-site. As the outgoing president of OIFA, she helped orchestrate the state tournament.
Three Cameron employees have been honored with the university’s Staff Awards for Excellence. Tom Arnold, Sarah Frederick and Mary Pettit are the recipients. Nominations were made by CU students, faculty and staff. In order to be eligible, nominees must have been employed full-time at Cameron for at least one year.
Mark Woommavovah, chairman of the Comanche Nation, author and retired Army officer, will deliver Cameron University’s Commencement address to the Class of 2023 on Friday, May 5, in Cameron Stadium. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m.
More than 30 Cameron University students have met the rigorous requirements to join Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and largest all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and the top 7.5 percent of juniors.