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2022-23 Outstanding Seniors, from left: Jackie Harsha, Manoj Jagadeesh, Morgyn Wynne and Sarah Ziehme.

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Media Contact: Elizabeth Gosney | CAS Marketing and Communications Manager | 405-744-7497 |

Four seniors from Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2022-2023 Outstanding Seniors by the OSU Alumni Association. 

The Outstanding Seniors award recognizes students  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 2022-2023 honorees are: 

  • Jacquelyn Harsha (Edmond, Oklahoma) — geospatial science information systems, geography and Spanish
  • Manoj Jagadeesh (Stillwater) — microbiology and molecular genetics
  • Morgyn Wynne (Concord, California) — strategic communications
  • Sarah Ziehme (Edmond, Oklahoma) — psychology 

Jacquelyn Harsha  

While at OSU, Jackie Harsha served as operation group commander for Air Force ROTC and treasurer of Sigma Delta Phi Honor’s Society. Harsha is a LASSO Spanish tutor, Honors College student and a member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor’s Society. Her community involvement includes serving as an intern and resident for the Oklahoma State Wesley Foundation. She also served as civil air patrol captain and liaison officer.  

After graduation, Harsha will go to Undergraduate Space Training (UST) at Vandenberg Space Force Base, where she will learn how to do her future job as a 13S Space Operations Officer in the United States Space Force. 

“My time at OSU has given me a balance,” Harsha said. “It has allowed me to pursue my academic passions for GSIS and Spanish while also developing my leadership in AFROTC and service at the Oklahoma State Wesley Foundation. However, what I am most grateful for is the wonderful people I have met along the way, the lasting friendships and outstanding mentors that have guided me in this journey.” 

Manoj Jagadeesh

As an OSU student, Manoj Jagadeesh served as president of Pre-Health Club and a student ambassador for the microbiology department. He was a member of the President’s Leadership Council and the American Medical Student Association. Jagadeesh was involved in his community by volunteering at Our Daily Bread, Into the Streets and by being a peer mentor through the mentor collective on campus.  

After graduation, Jagadeesh plans to attend medical school with the hopes of becoming a doctor specializing in cardiology. 

“Being a student at OSU has been a great experience,” Jagadeesh said. “It has allowed me to grow as a person and helped prepare me to achieve my future goals. I am thankful for all the relationships I have developed over the last four years and to have been a part of the OSU family, Go Pokes!” 

Morgyn Wynne 

While at OSU, Morgyn Wynne served as vice president of the OSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and represented OSU on the Big 12 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Wynne was also a representative for the Big 12 Conference on the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Wynne played on the OSU softball team and competed on the National Student Advertising team. Her community involvement includes Our Daily Bread, N7 Youth Movement, Legacy Village Holiday Grams, MLK Walk and giving cards to Stillwater Medical Center patients.

After graduation, Wynne plans to begin graduate school studying sport and fitness administration. 

“OSU has taught me the importance of creating meaningful and intentional relationships,” Wynne said. “The people I have met have changed my life for the better and I want to impact those I meet in my future the same way I’ve been impacted being in Stillwater.”

Sarah Ziehme  

Among her many accomplishments while a student at OSU, Sarah Ziehme served as president of the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council. She was a lead lab research assistant for language, learning and development and a research assistant for Dr. Jaimie Krems’ social and evolutionary psychology lab. Ziehme is a student research leader for OSU CAS Research Leaders and a LASSO tutor. Her community involvement includes volunteering at Bethany Children’s Health Center, the Humane Society of Stillwater and Project Linus. Ziehme was a group fitness instructor at the Colvin Recreation Center and a member of the CAS Student Council philanthropy committee.  

After graduation, Ziehme plans to obtain her master’s degree in public health specializing in epidemiology. She plans to later attend medical school to become an OB-GYN. 

“As a transfer student beginning my OSU journey in my sophomore year, I am extremely grateful to be a part of the Cowboy family and experience outstanding professors, research opportunities that provide professional growth, and personal relationships that will span my entire life,” Ziehme said. “I am excited to later reflect on my time at OSU and be proud of the mark I have left on this fantastic university.” 

The OSU Alumni Association Student Awards Selection Committee met with 47 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2022, choosing 21 as this year’s Outstanding Seniors.

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

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s student awards program, visit their webpage here

Story By: Bella Vu (CAS student intern) and the OSU Alumni Association |

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