About the Student Speakers

Florencia Tornero – Senior – Bachelor of Business Administration

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, senior Florencia Tornero came to Cameron to play tennis for the Aggies in Fall 2010.  She has earned 45 singles wins and 32 doubles wins over her career, and earned honorable mention All-Lone Star Conference honors last season in doubles.

Tornero’s transition to life in America was a challenge, at first as she struggled to speak and understand English fluently. But she utilized CU’s many tutorial labs to improve her communication and study skills, and read as many books in her spare time as she could.  Her hard work has paid off, as she has excelled academically.  She was an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete last year, and is currently employed as a tutor in the School of Business.

She will receive her bachelor of business administration degree in May 2014. After graduation, she plans to remain in the United States and eventually pursue an MBA.

Rebecca Espinosa – Senior – Bachelor of Science in Sport/Fitness Management

Rebecca Espinosa enrolled at Cameron in 2010.  A native of Dallas, Texas, she came to CU when her uncle deployed in the military and her aunt, who had relocated to Lawton, encouraged her to come to southwest Oklahoma and enroll at Cameron.

Four years later, she has become the Battery Commander of Cameron’s Army ROTC Program, having received the ROTC Scholarship the past three years. In addition, Espinosa is the vice president of the health and physical education club, and was named to Who’s Who Among College Students this past year.

She will be commissioned in May 2014 and receive her bachelor of science in sport/fitness management, with plans to pursue a master’s degree in sports rehabilitation counseling.

Hailey Harris – Senior – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Born in Indiana, Hailey Harris spent much of her early childhood in Anchorage, Alaska. She and her family moved to Chattanooga, Oklahoma, when she was in 8th grade.

She is a member the Aggie Ambassadors, a group that plays a vital role in welcoming new and prospective students to campus, having served as the group’s president the last two years.  She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and vice president of the Cameron Art Guild.  She has a strong personal fascination with insects, and will have a solo art show displayed in the Sciences Complex in the spring semester concentrating on that very subject.

Harris has been a past recipient of the McMahon Art Scholarship, and this year received the Leslie Powell Foundation Scholarship.  She will receive her bachelor of fine arts degree in May 2014, and plans to pursue a master’s degree in printmaking.

Colten Kennedy – Senior – Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics and History

Born in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, Colten Kennedy grew up on a dairy farm in Elgin, Oklahoma, where he and his six brothers and sisters helped run the family business.

When the time came to select a college, Cameron was his choice so he could continue to commute and help out at home, while still pursuing higher education.  He has taken numerous honors classes while at CU, and will be going on the Study Abroad trip to England this spring.

Kennedy has served four years in the Student Government Association, including being elected President for the 2012-2013 academic year. He is president of the history club and a member of the math club, and belongs to five honor societies.

A member of Cameron’s ROTC, he will be commissioned in May 2014, graduating with a double major in mathematics and history.

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