Cameron University’s Office of Campus Life presented awards to students, faculty and staff during a recent ceremony on the CU campus. The event included the announcement of the Top 20 Students, comprised of outstanding juniors and seniors, and the Top 10 Non-Traditional Students, made up of outstanding juniors and seniors over the age of 25. Students are selected based on excellence in leadership, community service, campus involvement and academics.
This year's Top 20 honorees, listed by hometown, are:
Bhadrapur, Jhapa, Nepal: Abhaya Poudel
Fajaldo, Puerto Rico: Alexander Bonano-Cruz
Kathmandu, Nepal: Sujana Rupakheti, Nirjal Shrestha, Sandesh Thapa
Lagos, Nigeria: Adewunmi Adebanjo, Eniola Adewunmi, Amarachi Oleru, Elizabeth Momoh
Lawton/Fort Sill: Megan Craig, Jeffery Elbert, Taegan Gatlin, Alexandra Kolinski, Aleigh Peiroo, Brandon Schmidt, Meta Tate, Madison White, Nicole Wright, Jeein Yoon,
Mountain View: Summer Palmer
St. John’s Parish, Saint Kitts and Nevis: Urnesia Pemberton
Willits, CA: Tiana Buckner
Making Cameron’s Top 10 list are:
Banning, Calif.: Sandi Colby
Cache: Susan Schlecht
Corpus Christi, Texas: Leanne Perales
Duncan: Stacey Corp
Fletcher: Chelsea Marks
Lawton/Fort Sill: Dawn Becker-Miller, Jeffery Elbert, Stacie Larsen, Christine Moore
Virginia Beach, Va.: Kelda Lathan-Bennett
Luis Jaquez, Fletcher, was sworn in as president of the Student Government Association for 2018-19. Ryan Christie, Lawton, and Gabriel Collado Candelario, Ponce, Puerto Rico, were sworn in as vice president and treasurer, respectively. Jaquez and Jeannie Adams, Carnegie, were honored as SGA Senators of the Year.
Aalia Oloyede, Ibadan, Oye, Nigeria was sworn in as President of PAC for 2018-19,. Jose Olivo, Lawton, was named PAC Executive Member of the Year, and Celeste Silkey, Lawton, was named PAC General Member of the Year.
Jashmon Rana, Kathmandu, Nepal, and Victoria-Lemoe Esera, Lawton, were named Intramural Players of the Year.
Nominees for the following awards were submitted by members of the campus community and selected by a committee of students, faculty, and staff.
David Bublitz, Assistant Professor of Communication, was named Professor of the Year. Corey Sanders, advisor for the Cameron Association of Interactive Gaming (CAIG), was named Student Organization Advisor of the Year. Kyle Jarman, Retention Counselor in the Academic Advising Center, was honored as Staff Member of the Year.
The Cameron University Nepalese Association was named Student Organization of the Year in addition to being recognized as a Five-Star Organization. Student organizations garnered points in the areas of organization and planning, campus programming, community service/philanthropy, and campus involvement. Additional Five-Star Organizations are Alpha Phi, American Chemical Society, CAIG, CU Model UN, Criminal Justice Association, Diversity Diplomats, Engineering Club, MathCom, Omega Zeta Theta and Psi Chi.
Cyberattack Recovery: City Water Service Bills, sponsored by the Accounting Club, was honored as Outstanding Community Service Project. Cale Gardner, Tuttle, was recognized as Outstanding Emerging Student Organization Leader for his involvement in CAIG. The Outstanding Program of the Year award was presented for Livestock Production Program, sponsored by the Aggie Club. Haley Berry, Marlow, was honored as Outstanding Student Organization Leader for her leadership of the Aggie Club.
April 24, 2018