Northwestern Family Day brings in large crowd

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Northwestern Family Day brings in large crowd

September 16, 2015

Pictured from left to right: Skeeter Bird, chief executive officer of the Foundation and Alumni Association, presents the tuition winners with their prizes. Selected from those who went “Shopping for Tuition” from Alva businesses during annual Northwestern Family Day activities include Jacob Lance, Azle, Texas, freshman, won $300. Lance’s parents are Deana and Michael Lance. Audrey Estes, Tulsa sophomore, won $500. Estes’ parents are Scott and Isabell Estes. Cheyenne Vasquez, Alva freshman, won $200. Teofilo Freeman Sr., who traveled the farthest with 1,420 miles from Fresno, California and is the parent of Teofilo Freeman Jr., a freshman from Fresno. Tiffany George, VA coordinator/student services secretary, accompanied the winners on the field.

Family Day at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Sept. 12 brought more than 75 families to campus to visit and watch the first Ranger football game played on the new artificial playing surface.

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

The day started with registration in the Student Center at 1:30 p.m. 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 where families were invited to visit merchants to register to win tuition waivers for the spring semester. Names were drawn for the 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 for this event.

he winners were announced at halftime of the football game. The families had to be present to win the tuition scholarships. The winners were Cheyenne Vasquez, Alva freshman, $200; Jacob Lance, Azle, Texas, freshman, $300; and Audrey Estes, Tulsa sophomore, $500. The family member recognized as travelling the farthest was Teofilo Freeman Sr., who traveled 1,420 miles from Fresno, California. He is the parent of Teofilo Freeman Jr., a freshman from Fresno, who is a member of the Ranger football team.

“We had a great turnout,” said Calleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs and enrollment management. “We were excited to see all the families members who were able to come out. The Ranger pride made the atmosphere shine.”

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