Fifteen selected for President's Leadership Class

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Fifteen selected for President's Leadership Class

Fifteen outstanding high school seniors have been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 President’s Leadership Class (PLC) during their freshman year at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

PLC is a leadership development program led by Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president. The program seeks to develop leadership skills in students who have compiled exemplary records of academic success and participation in high school activities. Graduates of the program are expected to assume leadership roles on campus during their time at Northwestern.

“We had a large number of outstanding applicants which made the selection process very difficult,” Cunningham said. “This year’s class includes 10 valedictorians, an average high school grade point average of 3.98 and an average composite ACT score of 27.3.”

Selection to the PLC is through a competitive process including applications, letters of recommendation and an on-campus interview.

Students selected for the President’s Leadership Class are:

  • Tanner Bowman – Cherokee High School
  • Docker Haub – Kingfisher High School
  • Stuart Martin – Ajax High School (Ontario, Canada)
  • William “Doc” Harvey – Seminole High School
  • Katelyn Cutsinger – Vici High School
  • Mary “Elizabeth” Shaffer – Ringwood High School
  • Tyler Miller – Amber-Pocasset High School (Chickasha)
  • Cheney Bird – Alva High School
  • Aaron Pierce – Alva High School
  • Brady Hanley – John H. Guyer High School (Lantana, Texas)
  • Kylee Pelfrey – Dr. Ralph H. Poteet High School (Mesquite, Texas)
  • Kevin Cosper – Aline-Cleo High School
  • Jolie Sewell – Bridge Creek High School (Blanchard)
  • Jacey Bales – Morrison High School
  • Brittani Casement – Maize High School (Wichita, Kan.)

The PLC program was established in 2001 with assistance from the President’s Association, an annual giving program that includes alumni and other donors.

Class members participate in leadership activities and assist the president and her staff in hosting dignitaries on campus and in selected recruitment activities. Members of the PLC will begin their experiences July 25 with a four-day trip to Boston, Mass.

For more information regarding the program please contact Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment management, at or (580) 327-8415.