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OSU Alumni Association names 21 Outstanding Seniors

Monday, March 4, 2024

Media Contact: Will Carr | OSU Alumni Association | 405-744-5370 |

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association has named 21 students as Outstanding Seniors for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

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 OSU Alumni Association Student Awards Selection Committee met with 59 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2023, choosing 21 as this year’s Oustanding Seniors. 

A private, limited-capacity reception honoring the Outstanding Seniors will be held April 15 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. 

The Outstanding Seniors are listed below by college with their major(s) and hometown. 

College of Arts and Sciences 

  • Lily Chavez, global studies, Weatherford, Texas 
  • Carldon Christ Deniega, biology, Tulsa, Oklahoma 
  • Holden Husbands, biology, Edmond, Oklahoma 
  • Meg Jackson, political science, Edmond, Oklahoma 
  • Kait Pinkerton, political science, Pryor, Oklahoma 
  • Jessica Marie Rojas, university studies, Altus, Oklahoma 
  • Nadia Valles, political science, Hennessey, Oklahoma 
  • Charlie Vermeire, biochemistry, Miles City, Montana 

College of Education and Human Sciences 

  • Ryan Austin, aerospace administration and operations, Wichita, Kansas # 
  • Grace Bledsoe, applied exercise science, Oklahoma City 
  • Mackenzie Frech, secondary education, Enid, Oklahoma # 
  • Dana Friend, aerospace administrations and operations, Lewisville, Texas 
  • Mariah Martin, human development and family science, Ringling, Oklahoma 

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology 

  • Carson Voelker, architecture, Perkins, Oklahoma 

Ferguson College of Agriculture 

  • Georgia Eastham, chemistry, biochemistry, plant and soil sciences, Davis, California # 
  • Stephen Pulliam, biochemistry and molecular biology, Canadian, Texas 

Spears School of Business 

  • Sarah Blumer, accounting, Monticello, Wisconsin 
  • Corinne Kissel, nonprofit and sports management, Northville, Michigan 
  • Austin McKay, accounting, Mansfield, Texas 
  • Cameron Shropshire, accounting, Norman, Oklahoma 
  • Lanie Varner, entrepreneurship and marketing, Ponca City, Oklahoma 

#Student is a member of the OSU Alumni Association 

Photos of the students can be downloaded here: 2023-2024 Outstanding Seniors. 

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

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