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After graduating from Saint Mary’s University, Lonzanida furthered her education at Cameron with a Master of Business Administration in 2002. Today, she is an instructor of accounting at Cameron. She began her career at Cameron in 2000 as the accounting lab supervisor and transitioned into the role of School of Business graduate coordinator in 2007.
Involved on campus, Lonzanida serves as the Accounting Club adviser and on the Institutional Assessment Committee. She teaches Continuing Education and Outreach Workshops and served on the Faculty Development Committee. As a student, Lonzanida received the Most Outstanding MBA Student Award.
Lonzanida holds the title of Certified Public Accountant. She is admired by her students who appreciate her dedication – she received the Pickaxe Award in 2010, which is given to exemplary Cameron employees, and was named Accounting Professor of the Year in 2016.
Dr. Michelle Smith
Faculty Hall of Fame 2018
Associate Professor of Education Dr. Michelle Smith is also a Cameron alumna. She graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and furthered her education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where she earned a master’s degree of psychometry in 1993. After that, she received a Doctor of Education at Oklahoma State University (OSU).
Dr. Smith began her career as a teacher at Oklahoma City Public Schools. Before starting at Cameron in 2000, she was the director of OSU’s College of Education and a faculty member at McMurry University. From 2006 to 2009, she served as the chair of Cameron’s Department of Education. She also served as the associate director of the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium. She is involved at the state level with the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association and an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization that promotes the field of education.
Throughout the years, Dr. Smith has served on many university councils and committees to enhance the student experience and contributed to recruitment efforts. She founded the Cameron Kids Investigating and Discovering Science (K.I.D.S.) summer camp, a week-long science camp for local children. Her college elementary education students have the opportunity to get experience by teaching at the camp. Additionally, she takes students on trips to Great Expectations, museums and various Oklahoma conferences. In 2014, she received the Cameron University Award for Excellence and Innovation in University Service for her dedication to students and the university.
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