Northwestern students honored at business awards ceremony

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Northwestern students honored at business awards ceremony

May 7, 2010

2010 BEA Awards Ceremony
Students who were able to attend and were recognized during the BEA Awards ceremony at Northwestern Oklahoma State University include (from left) Jon McCune, Lyndsie Davis, Emily Krzyzaniak, Cari Hall, Julia Rohrs and Terri Furman. 

Students majoring in business, e-commerce and accounting were recognized for receiving scholarships for the 2009-2010 year at the annual BEA awards ceremony at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Although some students were unable to attend the awards ceremony, all recipients and awards received are listed below:

OKLAHOMA SOCIETY OF CPA’S (OSCPA’S) OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTING STUDENTS:

Emily Krzyzaniak, Enid senior, and Julia Rohrs, Pond Creek senior.

OSCPA’S honor Oklahoma’s top accounting students who are selected by their school’s faculty. Universities are allowed to choose two students for the award.

COLLINS & BUTLER $1,000 ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIPS: Kayla Kokojan, Bison senior, and Mekay Nakvinda, Ringwood senior.

To be eligible for the scholarship the candidate must be from the Enid area, a senior or junior in accounting, and plan to remain in the Enid area for work upon graduation.

DON AND DONNA BENSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Tanner Cunningham, Alva junior.

Established in 2009 in honor of Don and Donna Benson by their family, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide relief in any way possible to a continuing student at Northwestern studying in the field of business, accounting, law or political science.

MRS. W.W. STARR BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: Fatasia Hamil, Cherokee senior.

The Mrs. W. W. Starr Business Scholarship was established by the family of the late Mrs. Starr. The award is to be made each year to a business major nominated by a member of the business department faculty. The recipient must be at least a junior, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and show strong leadership through campus activities.

DARR B. SIMS SCHOLARSHIP: Jenny Stahlman, Fargo senior.

Darr B. Sims attended Northwestern from 1936-1941, and graduated with honors with a major in business administration. This award was created in 1975 by his widow, Mabel Sims. The recipients of this scholarship are chosen by the business faculty.

GEORGE AND GRACE HENDERSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Jon McCune, Enid senior.

This scholarship was established in 1994 by the family of George and Grace Henderson. This scholarship is given to a continuing student majoring in business with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to applicants who exhibit leadership skills and are active in campus organizations.

THE NORMA JEAN SMITH SCHOLARSHIP: Jonathan Elder, Enid alumnus.

This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Norma Jean Smith and her dedication to the students of Northwestern. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in the field of business at Northwestern.

HELEN VORE SUTTER MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: Brooke Boulware, Scott City, Kan., junior.

This scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Helen Vore Sutter and her commitment to Northwestern and young people in northwest Oklahoma. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students majoring in business or business education.

ROBERT R. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP: Terri Furman, Medicine Lodge, Kan., junior.

Adair Brown and his family established this scholarship in 1997. This scholarship is given in Robert R. Brown’s name. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing Northwestern student with a minimum CGPA of 2.7. First preference is given to business majors, with second preference going to economics majors. The recipient must have resided in Oklahoma, Kansas or Colorado and must possess a positive attitude about the future and be able to express the same. Applicants must exhibit leadership skills and be active in campus organizations.

WILMA A. ERNST SCHOLARSHIP: Lyndsie Davis, Enid senior.

Wilma A. Ernst served with distinction as a faculty member of Northwestern from 1940 to 1972. In tribute to her years of service, funds were donated by students, faculty and friends. The recipient of the Ernst Scholarship is chosen by the business faculty. The award is made annually to upper division students majoring in any of the major areas in the business department. Other criteria considered are academic achievement, activities in the department and on campus, and need.

J. COOPER AND GLADYS WEST SCHOLARSHIP: Whitney Davey and Aryka Harding-Knous, Alva seniors.

This endowment was established in 2005 by J. Cooper and Gladys (Webb) West. Both are Northwestern graduates. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students in the schools of nursing and business.Krzyzaniak, Davis and Rohrs were named outstanding business students during the ceremony.

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