Large crowd, great weather for Northwestern Family Day

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Large crowd, great weather for Northwestern Family Day

 Family Day tailgateStudents from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and their families enjoyed a cookout during Family Day.

Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University this past Saturday brought approximately 88 families to campus to enjoy a cookout and great weather.

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

The day started with registration at Northwestern Follett Bookstore, 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. 

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

Families also received recognition for traveling the farthest.   

The winners were announced at between the first and second quarter of the football game. Registered families who were present to win include: Emily Eaton, Calumet sophomore, $200; Alexander Svetgoff, Oklahoma City freshman, $300; and Montana McPhail, Ashland (Kan.) freshman, $500.

The family members recognized as traveling farthest were attendees Jeff and Leesa Hochhalter.  They traveled 961 miles to attend Family Day from Gilbert, Ariz. to visit son, freshman Brady Hochhalter. 

“We were excited to see how many families were able to come out to the Ranger tailgate and football game,” said Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment management. “We had a great turn out and couldn’t have asked for better weather.”