Northwestern students honored at BEA Awards Ceremony

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Northwestern students honored at BEA Awards Ceremony

May 5, 2009

Students majoring in business, e-commerce and agriculture (BEA) were recognized for receiving scholarships for the 2008-2009 year at the annual BEA Awards Ceremony at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Although some students were unable to attend the awards ceremony, all recipients and awards received are listed below:

OKLAHOMA SOCIETY OF CPA’S (OSCPA’S) OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTING STUDENTS: Linda Ladd, Seminole senior; Jessica Hartzell, Woodward senior.

OSCPA’S honor Oklahoma’s top accounting students who are selected by their school’s faculty. Universities are allowed to choose two students for the award.

COLLINS & BUTLER $1000 ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIPS: Cathryn Hutcherson, Enid senior; Emily Krzyzaniak, Enid senior.

MRS. W.W. STARR BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: Ladd.

The Mrs. W. W. Starr Business Scholarship was established by the family of the late Mrs. Starr. The award is to be made each year to a business major nominated by a member of the business department faculty. The recipient must be at least a junior, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and show strong leadership through campus activities.

DARR B. SIMS SCHOLARSHIP: Fatasia Hamil, Cherokee junior.

Darr B. Sims attended Northwestern from 1936-1941, and graduated with honors with a major in business administration. This award was created in 1975 by his widow, Mabel Sims. The recipients of this scholarship are chosen by the business faculty.
$500 BAIRD KURTZ AND DOBSON (BKD) SCHOLARSHIP: Hamil, Hartzell, Scott Warfield, Enid senior.

Scholarships are provided from employee contributions, as well as a matching contribution from the corporation of Baird, Kurtz & Dobson. Funds given have established the accounting education fund with proceeds available for accounting scholarships at Northwestern.

DONALD N. WEBSTER BUSINESS/AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP: Hartzell.

Established in 2003 by E. Joan Kopper of American Equine Nutrients, Inc., the purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the memory of Donald N. Webster and his commitment to the development of outstanding entrepreneurial skills in business based on a strong work ethic. This scholarship is eligible for business majors with specified interests in entrepreneurism in business and/or agriculture.

GEORGE AND GRACE HENDERSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Terri Edwards, Woodward senior.

This scholarship was established in 1994 by the family of George and Grace Henderson. This scholarship is given to a continuing student majoring in business with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to applicants who exhibit leadership skills and are active in campus organizations.

THE NORMA JEAN SMITH SCHOLARSHIP: Johnathan Elder, Enid senior.

This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Norma Jean Smith and her dedication to the students of Northwestern. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in the field of business at Northwestern.
HELEN VORE SUTTER MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: Kimberly Martin, Altus alumna.

This scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Helen Vore Sutter and her commitment to Northwestern and young people in northwest Oklahoma. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students majoring in business or business education.

ROBERT R. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP: Warfield.

Adair Brown and his family established this scholarship in 1997. This scholarship is given in Robert R. Brown’s name. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing Northwestern student with a minimum CGPA of 2.7. First preference is given to business majors, with second preference going to economics majors. The recipient must have resided in Oklahoma, Kansas or Colorado and must possess a positive attitude about the future and be able to express the same. Applicants must exhibit leadership skills and be active in campus organizations.

WILMA A. ERNST SCHOLARSHIP: Kyler Baum, Cleo Springs senior.

Wilma A. Ernst served with distinction as a faculty member of Northwestern from 1940 to 1972. In tribute to her years of service, funds were donated by students, faculty, and friends. The recipient of the Ernst Scholarship is chosen by the business faculty. The award is made annually to upper division students majoring in any of the major areas in the business department. Other criteria considered are academic achievement, activities in the department and on campus, and need.

MEAD AND MARY FERGUSON SCHOLARSHIP: Tabitha Latta, Arnett alumna.

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Mead Ferguson. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students attending school at the Woodward campus.

Agriculture awards were given by Dean Scarbrough, associate professor of agriculture. Students were awarded for their efforts throughout the year.

Darin Frech, Fairview senior, received an Aggie Club President award; Hunter "Duke" Nunley, Central junior, received the Collegiate Farm Bureau President scholarship; and J.J. Devore, Laverne senior, received an award for being the Outstanding Senior in Agriculture.
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