Large crowd, great weather for Northwestern Family Day

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Large crowd, great weather for Northwestern Family Day

 Family Day tuition and travel winners

Winners of the tuition drawing and the family member recognized as traveling farthest were announced at halftime of the Ranger football game on Family Day. Those announced and pictured are (from left) John Batchelder, father of Scott Batchelder, a member of the Ranger football team, who won for traveling the farthest; Rowdy; and tuition winners Caitlin Stedman and her mother Sheila Steadman; Carla Lease, grandmother of Carolina Williamson; and Shannon Hooper and her daughter Shelby Hooper. Not pictured is Carolina Williamson as she was performing in the Ranger Band’s halftime performance.
Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Sept. 20 brought approximately 75 families to campus to enjoy a cookout, great weather and a Ranger win. 

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 in the Northwestern 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.

One family also received recognition for traveling the farthest.  

The winners were announced at halftime of the football game. Registered families who were present to win include: Caitlin Steadman, Sharon sophomore, $200; Shelby Hooper, Wichita (Kan.) freshman, $300; and Carolina Williamson, Enid freshman, $500.

The family member recognized as traveling farthest was attendee John Batchelder. They traveled 1,690 miles to attend Family Day from Orland, Calif. to visit son, sophomore Scott Batchelder, who also is a member of the Ranger football team. 

winner of the $500 tuition waiver

Pictured are (from left) John Allen, Director of Alumni Relations, Carolina Williamson and Carla Lease, as Williamson is presented the $500 tuition waiver.  

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