CU selects Acclaimed Aggies for campus recognition

Cameron University has selected CU alumni Becky Holland, Dr. Megan Smith, and Drs. Victor and Cassie Wong as Acclaimed Aggies for the Fall 2009 semester. Posters of each featuring highlights of their achievements since graduating from CU will be displayed on campus. Recognition of Acclaimed Aggies was initiated in Fall 2005 to recognize the accomplishments of CU graduates.

"Cameron University alumni go on to professional success in their respective fields, and we are proud to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Becky, Megan, Victor and Cassie," says CU President Cindy Ross. "It is a pleasure to share their success stories, which will inspire students and remind them of the powerful impact of a Cameron degree."

About Becky Holland, Classes of 1999 and 2001

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2001, Becky Holland has served as accounting manager at Comanche County Memorial Hospital. Her department oversees the accounting, capital and operating budgets for more than 250 departments, including the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma, Lawton Community Health Center, the McMahon Tomlinson Nursing Home, and the Hospital Foundation.

In June 2008, Holland earned accreditation as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional.  She has been a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association for the past five years.

 In addition, for the past seven years, she has been an adjunct professor in accounting and finance courses for Webster University-Fort Sill. She has served as faculty coordinator and currently is an academic advisor.

About Dr. Megan Smith, Class of 2005

As an Oklahoma State Regents' Academic Scholar and PLUS scholar at Cameron, Smith ranked in Cameron's Top Twenty more than once and served as an officer in numerous campus organizations, including the Aggie Club, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Phi Eta Sigma. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from CU, she earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University.

Now a veterinarian at Frederick Animal Clinic, Smith works with both large and small animals. Her passion is bovine and equine theriogenology, dealing with the physiology of animal reproduction. Smith, who plans to expand the equine aspect of the clinic to become a center of prominence in southwest Oklahoma, is dedicated to the field of veterinary medicine and has high standards for the services and medical advances that she brings to Frederick and the surrounding communities.

She is a member of multiple veterinary organizations including the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Society for Theriogenology.

About Dr. Victor Wong, Class of 2003, and Dr. Cassie Wong, Class of 2004

Victor Wong and Cassie Wong were both active in CU's Student Government Association. Victor served as president of the organization in 2002-03, and Cassie was elected vice-president in 2003-04. Each earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from CU.

Now dedicated to helping others through the field of psychology, they have interned at various facilities in both Oklahoma and Tennessee. Most recently, they spent the 2008-09 academic year as predoctoral interns at the Memphis VA Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. During that time, Victor specialized in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and spinal cord injuries and in family therapy, while Cassie specialized in individual and family therapy, developmental disabilities and child abuse and neglect.

Following their internships, each received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oklahoma State University, Victor in Clinical Psychology and Cassie in Educational Psychology.

Active in volunteering their time to various organizations, each published or presented papers in their areas of expertise. Both are OSU McNair Scholar Doctoral Fellows. 

Currently, Victor holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, where he specializes in the treatment of combat stress and PTSD. Cassie is a school psychologist for the Deer Creek Public School System in Edmond.

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September 10, 2009
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