NWOSU Foundation Release
Twelve Northwestern seniors will be recognized as Outstanding Seniors at this year’s Spring Reunion Day Awards Ceremony, Saturday, April 25, at 5:15 p.m. in the Student Center Ranger Room.
A committee selected Jeremiah Campbell, Julia Conneywerdy, Jaden Crocker, Michael Degan, Tatum Hansen, Jennifer Jones, Paige Little, Jeff Martin, Christopher Satterfield, Jake Streck, Emily Witty and Sarah Witty as 2015 Outstanding Seniors.
These awards honor outstanding graduating seniors and are sponsored by the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association and the Student Government Association. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5, have completed at least 60 credit hours at Northwestern, never have been subject to academic or disciplinary action, be involved in campus and/or community activities and show promise of future achievement.
Campbell of Beaver will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and sports sciences. Campbell has been named on the President’s and Vice President’s honor rolls throughout his entire Northwestern career. He has been a member of the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society. Campbell received a number of scholarships, including Glenn Carrier, Oklahoma Sherif’s Association and Lieutenant Mike Warehime Memorial. He was also a member of Leadership Northwestern. Campbell will continue his education with Northwestern and expects to earn his second Bachelor degree – in Criminal Justice – in May 2016.
Conneywerdey of Red Rock graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in December 2014, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. At Northwestern, she is respected for her academic excellence, her student leadership in the Department of Natural Science and membership in the Medical Sciences Club, and for her athleticism on the Northwestern golf team. Conneywerdy is a proud member of the Comanche Nation and is currently working on her Masters at Oklahoma State University. She is looking forward to completing her physician assistant degree in order to work with Indian Health Services.
Crocker of Laverne will graduate in May with a degree in elementary education. Crocker’s involvement at Northwestern includes membership into the prestigious President’s Leadership Class and served as a President’s Leadership Class sophomore mentor. She was a Teacher Education Committee Student Representative, and was a member of both the Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors and Leadership Northwestern. Crocker was the first teacher education candidate to be eligible for the Honors Program at Northwestern.
Degan of Ponca City will graduate in May, majoring in psychology with a minor in substance abuse. Degan earned himself a spot on the President’s Honor Roll every semester. As an athlete in cross country, he has been an Athletic Advisory Committee member, cross country team captain for two seasons and received the Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship in 2013. Degan was recognized by the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Committee for his contributions made as part of the Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors. He is employed at the Bill Johnson Correctional Center, where he is observing the institution’s unique substance abuse programming.
Hansen of Beaver will graduate this May with a Bachelor of Education degree in elementary education. Hansen is a member of the Red and Black Scroll Society, earned the Wanda May Vinson scholarship and is the current president of the Northwestern Student Government Association. She is active as a student ambassador, a peer leader for Ranger Connection, and is a staff member of the Kansas Association of Youth. Her campus involvement also includes her work as a member of CORE (Conserving Our Ranger Environment) and SOEA (Student Oklahoma Education Association).
Jones of Wakita graduated as Summa Cum Laude in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Education degree in early childhood. Jones’ honors include the Salutatorian scholarship, the Wakita Education Foundation scholarship and the Ellis Foundation scholarship. She is a member of the Red and Black Scroll Society. She served in the roles of president, vice-president and election chair for Northwestern’s Student Government Association. Jones was one of our scholar ambassadors. Her community service is notable as well, logging over a hundred hours in various programs. Today, Jones teaches first grade in the Medford School District.
Little, an Edmond native, will graduate in May, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Her academic excellence has earned her spots on the President’s and Vice President’s honor rolls. She has been a recipient of a number of scholarships, including the Vernon McNally scholarship and the Dr. Anna B. Fisher Pre Med scholarship. Little is a member and has held leadership positions in the Medical Sciences Club, Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors and the Student Government Association. She is a Ranger Connector and Peer Leader and is a member of Leadership Northwestern. She was a varsity collegiate cross country runner and was recognized as the 2013-14 Division 2 Academic Award Winner by the Athletic Directors Association.
Martin, a native of Ajax, Ontario, Canada, will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in health and sports science. In addition to completing all of the requirements for a double degree – at an average of 20 credit hours per semester – Martin has been the captain of the Northwestern’s Men’s Baseball Team since fall of 2013. His campus involvement includes serving as president of the Environmental Club, treasurer of the Biology Club and as member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Martin plans to return to Canada to pursue a Master’s degree in biological sciences.
Satterfield, from Ponca City, will graduate in May with a Bachelor’s of Science in chemistry, with a minor in biology. He has earned a number of scholarships, including the McNally Science scholarship, the Newkirk scholarship, the Chesapeake Leadership scholarship and – for four years – the Upper Academic Scholarship. Satterfield has been a member of the Chemistry Club, Medical Science Club, Student Government Association and Leadership Northwestern. During his academic career, Satterfield worked as a research assistant in the Chemistry and Biology departments.
Streck, a Kremlin native, graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English education. Streck’s academic accomplishments include the Guthrie Scottish Rite scholarship, the Dr. Agnes Lebeda Writing scholarship, Leadership Northwestern, leadership roles in Northwestern’s Athletic Advisory Board and Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and induction into Lambda Iota Tau and Sigma Delta Tau – both English honor societies. Streck was a member of the Ranger football team, and is now a secondary English teacher and coach in Medford Public Schools.
Witty, from Mustang, graduated in December 2014 as Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and sports sciences. Her minor is exercise and sports psychology. In addition to her academic excellence, Witty was on the women’s soccer team at Northwestern. She was named to the Great American Conference Academic All-Conference Team three years consecutively, and received the Academic Achievement Award from the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association. She was inducted into the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society in 2013. Witty currently works for the Mustang Public Schools.
Witty, also from Mustang, graduated in December 2014 as Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in health and sports sciences. Her minor is Exercise and Sports Psychology. She was named to the Great American Conference Academic All-Conference Team three years running, and received the Academic Achievement Award from the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association. Also, she was inducted into the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society in 2013. Witty is currently working with the Mustang Public Schools.
Other Award Recipients
Jaden Crocker, Jackson Cunningham, Michael Degan, Jugmen Sherpe, Emily Witty and Sarah Witty 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: Josi Hasenauer, receiving the Newman Civic Fellow Award and the Sabin and Pearl Percefull Scholarship Award; Raquel Conway, receiving the deserving Ranger Award; Michael Degan and Brittany Earhart, receiving the Psychology Student of the Year Award; Jaden Crocker, receiving the Dr. Joe Dollins Merit Award and the John F. Kennedy Award; Dr. Kathryn Lane, receiving the John Sheffield Teacher of the Year Award; and Larin Davis, receiving the John Ted Meier Student Teaching Award.