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Wright named Ferguson College of Agriculture Outstanding Freshman

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Lora Wright from Monett, Missouri, was recently named Oklahoma State University’s Ferguson College of Agriculture Spring 2020 Charles and Magda Browning Outstanding Freshman.

Wright is an agribusiness pre-law major and a 2018 graduate of Monett High School. She is the daughter of Larry and Jodi Wright.

The Brownings established the Outstanding Freshman award to recognize both the academic excellence and outstanding leadership activity during a student’s freshman year at OSU. It is awarded at the end of a student’s sophomore year for their efforts as a freshman in the Ferguson College of Agriculture. Charles Browning served as dean and director of OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for 17 years.

Wright’s campus involvement includes serving as the president of Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority, representing the college as a Student Success Leader and being an AG1011 Student Academic Mentor.

“My freshman year was made special by the connections I made, faculty I met and the life-long friends I gained,” Wright said. “Freshman year as a student in the Ferguson College of Agriculture truly taught me life lessons and helped shape me into the person I am now, which will carry me long into the future.”

During her freshman year, Wright was named a National Distinguished Junior Member of the National Holstein Association and was the high individual at the Ft. Worth Stock Show Dairy Judging Contest. She is also a McKnight Scholar and has been recognized on both the Dean’s and President’s Honor Rolls.

The Ferguson College of Agriculture believes in the value of hands-on education and the importance of having a well-rounded student experience. The college’s award-winning faculty members are dedicated to developing students and are passionate about adding value to the total educational experience. With 16 majors, a variety of study options, plus more than 60 student organizations, the college is committed to expanding minds and inspiring purpose.

MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Mourer | Agricultural Communications Services | 405-744-3737 |

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