Alumna named as Brad Henry International scholar

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Alumna named as Brad Henry International scholar

October 2, 2009

Kasey Zibton, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University alumna from Garland, Texas, has been designated as a Brad Henry International Scholar and is spending the fall semester participating in an international study and internship program at Swansea University in Wales.

 Kasey Zibton
Kasey Zibton, a Gov. Brad Henry International Scholar from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is congratulated by Gov. Henry.

Zibton graduated in May 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. While attending Northwestern, she served as the president of the Biology Club and was on the Vice President’s Honor Roll. Her overall academic goals are to obtain her master’s in athletic training and doctorate of physical therapy. In the future, Zibton would like to open her own physical therapy clinic.

The State Regents provide a $10,000 stipend for students selected to participate in semester-long study or research programs affiliated with Swansea University. Academic credit for these programs will be awarded by Oklahoma regional universities.

“These students have distinguished themselves both academically and by their character and leadership at their individual institutions,” Chancellor Glen D. Johnson said. “We have numerous examples of how a study-abroad experience can change the lives of students. We will look forward to these students returning to Oklahoma with their own experiences and sharing with their campuses what they have learned.”

Other scholars include Susannah Awopeju, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Brandon Jackiewicz, Cameron University; Carolyn Jones, Langston University; Elaina Ross, Northeastern State University. Each student was chosen by their institutions for the international study program, which was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in June 2008.