Ranger Preview event successful; five students win additional scholarships

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Ranger Preview event successful; five students win additional scholarships

November 30, 2015

 500 scholarship winner
Destenie Gardner of Waukomis (center) received the $500 additional scholarship from Community Bank representatives Ty Smith (left) and Lindsay Lakin (right).

Hundreds of high school seniors participated in Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual Ranger Preview at the Alva campus, Saturday, Nov. 14.

This event provided the opportunity for 486 high school seniors and their families to visit the Northwestern-Alva campus and visit with faculty, staff and current students. Ranger Preview is a fun and informative event that showcases the ample opportunities Northwestern has to offer a potential student.

“Ranger Preview was a success because of the hard work and dedication of so many people,” Paige Fischer, director of recruitment, said. “A special thank you goes to the Alva community and Community Bank for making Ranger Preview possible.Several businesses in Alva donated items for the event, and we are most grateful. Northwestern is fortunate to have the ability to host an event of this magnitude to benefit seniors with a $600 scholarship and numerous other incentives.”

 Ranger Preview
Ranger Preview had an impressive turn out of 486 high school seniors and their families at the Alva campus.

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.

“Northwestern is a special place, and I know this was experienced by our guests in attendance at Ranger Preview,” Fischer said. “I would like to extend a thank you to our entire Northwestern faculty, staff, administration, Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors and students who volunteered their time to meet with potential students and their families.”

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

Fischer also gave praise to her staff, which consists of Olivia Yandel, Ben Eastes, Sarah Sullivan, Tyler Van Vickle and Lisa Franz.

“They did an excellent job of hosting this year’s Ranger Preview and informing students of the tremendous opportunities awaiting them at Northwestern. I am appreciative of their dedication, hard work, and creativity.”

 Scholarship winners
Community Bank representatives (left to right) Ty Smith and Lindsay Lakin are pictured with the $250 additional scholarship winners Kurtis Hassler of Higgins, Texas; Dalton Cooper of Tuttle; Sarah Belt of Carmen; and Qemar Gray of Bartlesville.

Five students were awarded additional scholarships provided by Community Bank. The four $250 scholarship recipients are Dalton Cooper of Tuttle, Sarah Belt of Carmen, Kurtis Hassler of Higgins, Texas, and Qemar Gray of Bartlesville. A $500 scholarship was awarded to Destenie Gardner of Waukomis. Community Bank also paid for all of the students’ applications for admission who attended Ranger Preview.

“I thought the event was a big success,” 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.

“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.”

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.