Jacob Thorley, a management and marketing major from Ada, Okla., has been selected as one of Oklahoma State University’s Top 10 Freshmen.
Thorley joins other students from across campus in earning Top 10 Freshmen recognition as selected by the Achafoa Chapter of Mortar Board at OSU. The students, who are now in their sophomore year at OSU, are selected for their scholarship, community service, campus involvement and outstanding leadership during their freshman year. All 20 of the students – 10 men and 10 women – were recognized on the field during OSU’s football game against Iowa State on Saturday.
"Being recognized as a Top-Ten Freshmen man is such an honor, and I am truly grateful," he said. "Going beyond the award itself, to know that I was selected because others believe I had a positive influence on campus is so humbling. I am extremely passionate about serving others, and I believe that this will allow me the opportunity to strive to make a difference even more so.
"I am so grateful for this honor, and everyone who believed, helped, and pushed me to become a true leader on campus. I hope that in turn I can use this incredible honor as a platform to shine my light and continue to make an impact for others at Oklahoma State, as well as the world," Thorley said.
Thorley, the son of Rick and Kathy Thorley, has been active in numerous organizations, including Spears School of Business Senator (Student Government Budget Committee), President’s Leadership Council facilitator, ROOTED Community Outreach Executive, Student Alumni Board (Traditions Committee Executive Assistant), President’s Leadership Council, Freshman Representative Council and CowboyThon Events Committee.
His honors and scholarships include President’s Leadership Scholarship, Valedictorian Scholarship, B. Curtis Hamm Endowed Scholarship, Archways to Opportunity Scholarship, New Senator of the Year, Honors College, and President’s Honor Roll.