Family Day brings in large crowd; tuition winners announced

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Family Day brings in large crowd; tuition winners announced

September 28, 2016 

Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Sept. 24 brought more than 50 families to campus to visit and watch the first Ranger football game.

The annual event brings families to campus where they can take campus tours, purchase Ranger Gear, shop for tuition scholarships at local businesses and attend a Ranger cookout and football game.

The day started with registration in the Student Center at 1:30 p.m. where families received free tickets to the football game. Students and their families were then able to hear from Northwestern’s President Dr. Janet Cunningham and had the opportunity to meet with Northwestern faculty members.

Drawing winners for t-shirts and other Northwestern gear during the presidential pre-game were: Maggie Harding, Manford; Karsen Jones, Valor, Kansas; Lashawn Moore, Allen, Texas; Kelly Kanke, Wynona; Mike Archer; Doug Major, Stillwater; Abbie Tillman, Enid; and Matt Maxwell, Okmulgee.

Several Alva businesses participated in “Shopping for Tuition” on Friday and Saturday where families were invited to visit merchants to register to win tuition waivers for the spring semester. Names were drawn for the first through third prizes of $500, $300 and $200 tuition waivers that were provided by the Northwestern Foundation.

One family also received recognition for traveling the farthest for this event.

The winners were announced at halftime of the football game. The families had to be present to win the tuition scholarships. The winners were Logan Jones, The Colony, Texas, freshman, $200; Ty Hooper, Alva, junior, $300; and Jason Alexander, Woodward Junior, $500. The family member recognized as travelling the farthest was Doug and Jennifer Donk who traveled 363 miles from Arlington, Texas. They are the parents of Nikkole Done a freshman from Arlington.

“We had a great turnout,” said Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment management. “We were excited to see all the families members who were able to come out even during a much needed rain.”