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Six College of Arts and Sciences students were honored as Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. They are, from left: (top row) Payton Dougherty, Sergio Mares, Eden Patton; (bottom row) Johna Pulliam, Monique Walker and Braeden Weyhrich.

Six College of Arts and Sciences seniors receive top honors from the Alumni Association

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Six seniors from the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2020-2021 Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

The Outstanding Seniors award recognizes seniors who show excellence through academic achievement; campus and community involvement; academic, athletic or extracurricular honors or awards; scholarships; and work ethic during their time at OSU.

The College of Arts and Sciences 2020-21 honorees are:

Payton Dougherty, Yukon, Oklahoma – political science and philosophy

Sergio Mares, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico – biochemistry and microbiology and molecular genetics

Eden Patton, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma – political science and Spanish

Johna Pulliam, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma – physiology, pre-medical science

Monique Walker, Oklahoma City – global studies and political science
Braeden Weyhrich, Boone, Iowa – music education

The OSU Alumni Association Student Awards Selection Committee met with the 52 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2020, choosing 22 as this year’s Outstanding Seniors.

Photos of this year’s recipients can be downloaded here:

A private, limited-capacity reception honoring the Outstanding Seniors will be held at 6 p.m., April 24, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater.

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s student awards program, visit or contact Becca Imgarten.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Bildstein Wanzer | OSU Alumni Association | 405.744.2881 |

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association serves more than 260,000 alumni, students and friends with programs for Cowboys of all ages. Through the Alumni Association, Cowboys get involved with the OSU family, stay informed of alumni and campus news, give back to support university initiatives and show their pride in America’s Brightest Orange.

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