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Jeanette Mendez, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, introduced the Top 10 Seniors at the annual CAS Awards Banquet. Pictured are, from left: (front row) Samantha Shafer, Caroline Graham, Sarah Oliver, Danya Brewer; (back row) Samantha Homann, Kristen Ball, Caroline Sanders, Rachel Williams, Emily Fry, and Mendez. Not pictured is Tatum Wallace.

CAS Awards Banquet honors students

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences recognized its outstanding students and awarded 94 scholarships worth $215,000 during its annual awards banquet April 10 in the Student Union. The honors included the CAS Top 10 Seniors and each department's Outstanding Senior.

“This event is always so amazing because it highlights one incredible student after another,” said Jeanette Mendez, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “With more than 5,000 students across 24 departments, we have so many great scholars who are leading their peers today and will lead our society in the future. And it is such a special feeling to see their faces light up when they receive funding to help them achieve their dreams or recognition for their impressive accomplishments thus far.”

The banquet also recognized the 2018-2019 CAS Student Council Executive Officers and thanked them for their hard work.

Photos from the event are available on Flickr.


2018-2019 CAS Top 10 Seniors

Kristen Ball, Sociology, Edmond, Oklahoma

Danya Brewer, Psychology, Emporia, Kansas

Emily Fry, Biology, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Caroline Graham, Microbiology & Biochemistry, Midwest City, Oklahoma

Samantha Homann, English & German, Trophy Club, Texas

Sarah Oliver, Biochemistry, Ardmore, Oklahoma

Caroline Sanders, Biology, Edmond, Oklahoma

Samantha Shafer, Microbiology, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Tatum Wallace, Strategic Communication, Southlake, Texas

Rachel Williams, Microbiology & Biochemistry, Grapevine, Texas


2018-2019 Outstanding Junior

Christopher Jones, Geology, Edmond, Oklahoma


2018-2019 Departmental Outstanding Seniors

Adam S. A. Morgan — Aerospace Studies

Amairani Perez-Chamu — American Studies

Audrey Gleason — Art, Graphic Design & Art History

Devin Peck — Chemistry

Kiera Bolay — Communication Sciences & Disorders

Ahmad Tashfeen — Computer Science

Teresa Denker — Economics

Morgan Strawn — English

Racine Swick — Geography

Rebecca Hatley — Geology

Christina Schrantz — History

Antonio Loper — Integrative Biology

Ana Paula Solis Ruiz — Languages & Literatures

Samuel R. Wood — Mathematics

Addison Skaggs — Media & Strategic Communications

Rachel Williams — Microbiology

Blake Davis — Military Science

Ellie Scheaffer — Multidisciplinary Studies

Noah Mennenga — Music

Briah Bennett — Philosophy

Kylie Hagerdon — Physics

Codi Sandefur — Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolution

Bridget Flynn — Political Science

Courtney Mason — Psychology

Katherine Henry — Sociology

Carson Cole — Statistics

Harley Roche’ — Theatre


Student Council Awards

Natasa Kaurin-Karaca — Distinguished Teaching Award

April Golliver-Mohiuddin — Outstanding Faculty Mentor

Christina Anaya — Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Silvia Daggy — Outstanding Advisor

Spanish Club — Outstanding Club


Other Awards

Harrison Muegge — Outstanding Junior

Kiera Jackson — Richard Dodder Scholarship

Kristen Ball Elizabeth Rodman — O.D. Duncan Award

Leigh Welch — Mabel Dixon Looper Scholarship

Chloe Cavins and Carol Kennedy — Benjamin Gregory Wood Scholarship

Hannah Naff — OSUTeach Outstanding Senior

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