Northwestern Alumni Association announces Outstanding Graduates

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Northwestern Alumni Association announces Outstanding Graduates

March 24, 2011

Northwestern Foundation Release

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association will recognize seven Outstanding Graduates during the annual Spring Reunion Banquet on Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

The honored alumni include: Charles Stuckey, class of 1961, of Ponca City, Outstanding Business/Professional Award; Dr. Keith Ballard, M.Ed. 1975, of Claremore, Outstanding Education Award; Barbara Duncan, class of 1969, of Little Rock, Ark., Outstanding Humanitarian Award; Manny Gamallo, class of 1973, of Sand Springs, Outstanding Arts Award; and Allison Woods, class of 2007, of Bentonville, Ark., Outstanding Recognition Award.
Angelia Case, class of 1984, and Valarie Case, class of 1985, both of Alva, will be honored with the Ranger Recognition Award. Only five alumni have received the Ranger Recognition Award, which celebrates support of the university and the embodiment of Ranger spirit, since it was first awarded in 1990.

The Alumni Association established the Outstanding Graduates program in 1973 to pay tribute to alumni achievement. Beginning in 1977, awards were presented in specific fields: business/professional, education and humanitarian.

In 1984, the Recognition Award was added to honor someone who has made significant achievements within five years of graduation. This is the second year for a graduate working in the arts field to be recognized.

The banquet in the Student Center Ballroom on the Alva campus is open to the public, but reservations are required by April 18. The cost is $15 per person. For more information or to make reservations, contact Lizabeth Richey, Northwestern Alumni Association director, at 580-327-8594 or lrrichey@nwosu.edu.