Northwestern's Ranger Preview event draws larger audience

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Northwestern's Ranger Preview event draws larger audience

 Ranger Preview
Ranger Preview's high school seniors and parents visiting with faculty, staff, and current Northwestern students.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus was buzzing with hundreds of high school seniors and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 8, during the annual Ranger Preview event. With more than 400 students in attendance, this year’s Ranger Preview showed a 15 percent increase from last year’s preview events.  

“I thought the event went really well,” Calleb Mosburg, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said. “It’s always great to not only see a big attendance, but to have the Ranger family come together and welcome potential students and their families to campus.”

“Ranger Preview was a success because of the hard work and dedication of so many people,” Paige Fischer, director of recruitment, said. “The level of support we received from the Northwestern community, especially from Community Bank, was incredible.  Ranger Preview is possible only because of a campus-wide effort.  I would like to extend a thank you to all of our faculty, staff, administration, Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors, and students who volunteered their time to meet with potential students and their families.”

Ranger Preview provides the opportunity for high school seniors and their families to visit the Northwestern-Alva campus and visit with faculty, staff and current students. It’s a fun and informative event that showcases the ample opportunities Northwestern has to offer a potential student.

Any high school senior who attended Ranger Preview, is admitted to Northwestern as a full-time student, and will live in Alva during the academic year, received a $600 scholarship.

 Community Bank Scholarship Winners

The Community Bank Scholarship winners are (from left) Katie Hawkins, Sam Stingley, Kacandra Bogan, Colby Locke, Jaymin Fergerson and Daisy Favela.

Six students were awarded additional scholarships provided by Community Bank. The five $250 scholarship recipients are Kacandra Bogan of Pawhuska, Jaymin Fergerson of Blanchard, Katie Hawkins of Carmen, Colby Locke of Cherokee and Sam Stingley of Pawnee. A $500 scholarship was awarded to Daisy Favela of Tyrone.

The events for the day included registration, campus tours and a welcome from President Janet Cunningham, along with a few words from Miss Northwestern Chelsey Adams, and performances from the University Singers, cheer and dance squads, and the band.

“The recruitment staff, which includes Dustin Goodno, Ben Eastes, Sarah Sullivan, Jennifer Grassano and Jenny Redinger, did an excellent job of hosting this year’s Ranger Preview and informing students of the tremendous opportunities awaiting them at Northwestern,” Fischer said.

“The recruitment office worked incredibly hard in preparation for the event,” Mosburg said. “With help from faculty, staff and current students, this truly was a team effort.”

Each high school senior who attended also received a Northwestern t-shirt, free tickets to the football game that day, and lunch in Coronado Cafeteria.

For more information on Northwestern’s Ranger Preview event or how to become a Ranger, contact Fischer at (580) 327-8545 or plfischer@nwosu.edu.

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