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Spears Business students named Outstanding Seniors

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spears Business students (clockwise) Coleman Bourke, Brent Cunningham, Whitney Martin, Treyton Reeves and Shazia Qasim have been named Outstanding Seniors by the OSU Alumni Association.

Five seniors from the Spears School of Business have been named 2019-2020 Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.

The Outstanding Senior award recognizes seniors who show excellence through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors, scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU.

The Spears School of Business 2019 – 20 Outstanding Seniors:

Coleman Bourke, Tulsa, Oklahoma

A quantitative economics major, Bourke was a junior Greek life coordinator, Beta Theta Pi new member educator, a Spears Business ambassador, a Mortar Board member and a Business Scholar Leader. His community involvement included co-founding Mesh, a social advocacy philanthropy for public school students with special needs, volunteering at the Jenks Community Food Bank and the Tulsa Regional Special Olympics. Bourke was honored as a Top Ten Freshman Man and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Award. He was also recognized as a Spears Business Outstanding Senior and a Top 5 Economics Senior.

Brent Cunningham, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Cunningham, an accounting major, served as vice president of traditions for the Student Alumni Board, a facilitator for the President’s Leadership Council, vice president of communications for Sigma Phi Epsilon, a Spears Business government senator and was a member of Mortar Board National Honor Society. His community service included working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Mary Martha Outreach Center, participating in the Oklahoma State PB&J Project, the Helping Hands Fundraiser and Stamp Out Starvation. Cunningham was also honored as a Top Ten Freshman Man and an IFC Outstanding Greek New Member and he received the SGA President Student Leader Award, the National Balanced Man Scholarship and the Olin D. Branstetter Memorial Scholarship.

Whitney Martin, Lawton, Oklahoma

An economics major, Martin served as the programming director for OSU’s Camp Cowboy, an OSU Residential Life community mentor, a Spears Business teaching assistant, a MODMuze Magazine photographer and an Economics Society Member. Her community involvement included serving as an OSU Camp Cowboy counselor, volunteering at the Stillwater Humane Society, serving as a LASSO Center supplemental instructor, volunteering at MEE Competition and Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center in Stillwater. Martin was also a member of the OSU Homecoming Royalty Court, named a Top 5 Economics Senior by Spears Business, an OSU Camp Cowboy Outstanding Counselor and was named to the President’s Honor Roll in all four years at OSU.

Shazia Qasim, Grapevine, Texas

Qasim majored in finance and served as the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. vice president and service officer, a Spears Business ambassador, a Spears Undergraduate Panel Representative and panel chair for the Division of Academic Affairs. She was also a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society and was a board member and Class of 2020 representative for the Spears Scholar Leaders. Her community service included founding the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority 5K Waddlethon, tutoring ESL students at Stillwater High School and second grade students in Southlake, Texas, and volunteering at Weekend Food Snacks for Children and at Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center in Stillwater. Qasim was also awarded the Spears Business Scholar Leadership Scholarship, the Williams Inc. Scholar Leader Scholarship, the Neal Savage Scholarship, along with receiving the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Shining Emerald Award and the Kappa Delta Chi Unity, Honesty, Integrity and Leadership Regional Award.

Treyton Reeves, Gans, Oklahoma

An accounting major, Reeves was a four-year member of the Oklahoma State University men’s basketball team, served as secretary and men’s basketball representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, was a founding member of the OSU chapter of the Student Center for Public Trust and a member of Beta Alpha Psi. His community involvement included volunteering at the Special Olympics Summer Games and at Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center and participating in Coaches vs. Cancer events. Reeves was a Spears Business Top 5 Accounting Senior, a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team member, a two-time Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sport Scholar Award first team member, a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court and received the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award.

The OSU Alumni Association Student Awards Selection Committee met with the 41 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2019, choosing 16 as this year’s Oustanding Seniors. 

Media contact: Chase Carter | OSU Alumni Association | 405.744.2066 |

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