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Six CAS seniors receive top honors from the OSU Alumni Association

Monday, April 4, 2022

Media Contact: Will Carr | Coordinator of Communications, OSU Alumni Association | 405-744-5370 |

Six seniors from the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2021-2022 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 2021-22 honorees are:

Shamara Aries, Tulsa, Oklahoma – economics and Spanish

Ashlea Cole, Yukon, Oklahoma – communications sciences and disorders

Abigail Ferrell, Edmond, Oklahoma – psychology, philosophy and political science

Leslie Garza, Muskogee, Oklahoma – psychology

Elizabeth Toles, Stilwell, Kansas – music education and music performance

Leigh Welch, Mannford, Oklahoma – political science and multidisciplinary studies


The OSU Alumni Association Student Awards Selection Committee met with 48 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2021, choosing 19 as this year’s Oustanding Seniors. 

Photos of this year’s recipients can be downloaded here: Outstanding Seniors 2021-2022.

A private, limited-capacity reception honoring the Outstanding Seniors will be held April 7 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. 

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

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