Northwestern 2012 Outstanding Seniors announced

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Northwestern 2012 Outstanding Seniors announced

April 25, 2012

Tanner Cunningham
Tanner Cunningham

Twelve Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors receiving the Outstanding Senior Award are among the award recipients at this year’s Spring Reunion Day Awards Ceremony April 28 at 5:15 p.m. in the Student Center Ranger Room on the Alva campus.

A committee selected Tanner Cunningham, Paige Fischer, Tiffany George, Thiago Guilherme, Madison Malone, Joseph Martin, Amanda Moyer, Kenneth Naegele, Allison Reinart, Shannon Rose, Wade Schwerdtfeger and Rachel Wilczek as 2012 Outstanding Seniors.

To apply, December 2011 or May 2012 graduating seniors had to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5, have completed at least 60

Paige Fischer
Paige Fischer

credit hours at Northwestern, be involved in campus and/or community activities, show promise of future achievement and never have been subject to academic or disciplinary action. The award, sponsored by the Northwestern Foundation and Student Government Association, includes a plaque and a $100 savings bond.

Outstanding Seniors

Tanner Cunningham

Cunningham, of Alva, will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honorary Business Society, Red and Black Scroll Honor Society, and the Student Advisory Committee for the Division of Business. He was named Who’s Who Among American College and University Students and selected as a Leadership Northwestern Chesapeake Scholar and Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholar.

Tiffany George
Tiffany George

Paige Fischer

Fischer, a Jet native, will earn her bachelor’s degree in computer science business information systems in May. She has been listed on the President’s Honor Roll and Who’s Who Among American College and University Students and named a Chesapeake Energy Scholar and Miss Northwestern 2009 runner-up. A member of the President’s Leadership Class, Leadership Northwestern and Phi Beta Lambda, she has served as secretary of the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society, vice president of Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors, chief justice of the Student Government Association and NWOSU freshman class president.

Thiago Guilherme
Thiago Guilherme

Tiffany George

George, of Wakita, will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. An Oklahoma Ambassador Scholar and Ranger Connector, she is the former secretary/treasurer and current vice present of the Medical Sciences Club, election chair and past senate member of the Student Government Association, and past Chemistry Club treasurer. She is a member of the President’s Leadership Class, Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors, Leadership Northwestern, Who’s Who Among American College and University Students, Red and Black Scroll Honor Society, the Strategic Planning Committee, the General Education Committee and the Academic Appeals Committee.

Madison Malone
Madison Malone

Thiago Guilherme

Guilherme, originally from Bauru, Brazil, will earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in marketing this May. A member of Kappa Beta Delta and a men’s basketball team captain, he was recognized as the Most Outstanding Male Junior Athlete, the Most Inspirational Player for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons, the 2011-2012 Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Academic All-Conference, NAIA Academic All-American and Hall of Fame Scholar.

Madison Malone

Joseph Martin
Joseph Martin

Malone, a Valley Center, Kan., native, earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with magna cum laude honors in December 2011. While at Northwestern, she was a member of the Student Oklahoma Education Association, Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors and President’s Leadership Class and served as Student Government Association vice president for two years and President’s Leadership Class mentor. She was named 2008 Freshman Queen and 2010 Ranger Queen. Currently, she is pursuing

her master’s degree in educational leadership at Northwestern.

Joseph Martin

Amanda Moyer
Amanda Moyer

Martin, of Alva, will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in chemistry and math. He is a member of Leadership Northwestern, the Medical Sciences Club, President’s Leadership Class and the Chemistry Club. Listed on the President’s Honor Roll, he was a Freshman Connection leader and is active in intramural sports.

Amanda Moyer

Moyer, a Fargo native, will earn her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in May. Co-founder of the Medical Sciences Club, she is a past vice president and president

Kenneth Naegele
Kenneth Naegele

of the club and currently serves as the Pre-Medical Committee leader. During her time at Northwestern, she has served as secretary of the Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors, president of the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society, freshman orientation leader and Freshman Connection leader. She was member of the President’s Leadership Class and Leadership Northwestern and listed on the President’s Honor Roll. A Nigh Academy Leadership Scholar and Oklahoma IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence Intern Scholar, she was awarded first place and twice earned second place at Ranger Research Day.

Kenneth Naegele

Naegele, of Ponca City, will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in education. He is a member of the

Allison Reinart
Allison Reinart

Student Oklahoma Education Association and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. He has served as a Sunday school teacher, assistant youth director and Christian education chairman at Woodlands Christian Church.

Allison Reinart

Reinart, originally from Woodward, will earn her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a sports psychology minor in May. Named Who’s Who Among American College and University Students, she has served as Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors president, NSA Clothes Drive co-coordinator and Ranger Connection leader. An Oklahoma’s New and Emerging Art Leaders representative, she has been an Alva Summer Arts Camp teacher and Sacred Heart Catholic Church religious education teacher.

Shannon Rose
Shannon Rose

Shannon Rose

Rose, of Alva, will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She has been listed on the President’s Honor Roll, served as the Medical Sciences Club historian and is a member of Leadership Northwestern, Chemistry Club, and Red and Black Scroll Honor Society. A cross country team captain, she has been named NAIA Academic All-American and is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Athletic Strategic Planning Committee.  

Wade Schwerdtfeger

Wade Schwerdtfeger
Wade Schwerdtfeger

Schwerdtfeger, of Kingfisher, will earn his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in May. A member of the baseball team, he was named NAIA Academic All-American and Capital One Academic All-American. He is a member of the Chemistry Club, the Medical Sciences Club and the Share Medical Center volunteer program. A Tom McDaniel Scholar and Chesapeake Leadership Scholar, he has been listed on the President’s Honor Roll.

Rachel Wilczek

Rachel Wilczek, of Kingfisher, will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is a member of

Rachel Wilczek
Rachel Wilczek

the President’s Leadership Class, Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors, Division of Business Student Advisory Council, Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society, and Red and Black Scroll Honor Society. She has served as a freshman orientation leader and Student Government Association vice president and secretary. A former member of the women’s basketball team, she was named Sooner Athletic Conference Academic All-American and NAIA Academic All-American and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and NCAA Task Force.  She has been listed on the President’s Honor Roll and was named Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Student of the Year in 2011.

Other Award Recipients

Kristan Bell, Fischer, George, Moyer, Naegele, Derek Quinn, Katelyn Reynolds, Rose and Tara Woodmansee will be awarded the T.C. Carter Award, presented to the graduating seniors with the highest grade point average.

Other Northwestern students and faculty to be recognized include: Moyer receiving the John F. Kennedy Award, Alicia Mitchell receiving the Dr. Joe Dollins Merit Award, Malone receiving the John Ted Meier Student Teaching Award, Sean Ekberg and Autumn Klugh receiving the Psychology Student of the Year Award, Melissa Arnold receiving the Sabin and Pearl Percefull Scholarship Award, and Paul Mathis receiving the John Sheffield Teacher of the Year Award.

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