OSU College of Education, Health and Aviation Names Top 10 Seniors for 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
The Oklahoma State University College of Education, Health and Aviation has announced its Top 10 Seniors for 2018.
These students have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership, academic excellence and community service. Recipients must have completed 80 or more credit hours, 24 of which at OSU, and be eligible to graduate during the 2018 calendar year. The honorees were selected by the Student Affairs Committee and will be recognized during the College of Education, Health and Aviation Excellence Awards reception on May 11.
Emily Baden (Pittsburg, Kan.) is graduating in May with an elementary education degree. Baden has held several leadership roles within the college, including president of Education, Health and Aviation Student Council and executive director for Education, Health and Aviation Week. She is a member of Blue Key Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. For the past two summers, she has participated in the Choctaw Nation summer internship program in Durant, Oklahoma. As philanthropy director for her sorority, Baden raised more than $54,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Paulo Claudio (Little Rock, Ark.) will graduate in Summer 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Administration and Operations, option in professional pilot and minor in aviation management. In addition to volunteering for the Civil Air Patrol, Claudio is a certified flight instructor for the OSU Flight Center and member of the OSU Flying Aggies. His passion for flying runs deep, competing at the regional and national level with the National Intercollegiate Flight Association. Claudio’s leadership roles include serving as president, treasurer and secretary of Alpha Eta Rho National Aviation Fraternity as well as serving as an EHA Ambassador.
Madeleine Crawford (Pauls Valley, Okla.) is graduating in Summer 2018 with a degree in recreation management and therapeutic recreation, option in recreation management. As a member of the OSU Recreation Therapy Club and the OSU Recreation Management Club, she has participated in numerous community activities. Crawford’s volunteer work extends to OSU Coaches vs. Cancer, Renaissance Assisted Living, Wings of Hope and the Salvation Army. She has gained valuable experience working as a wellness intern at the Seretean Wellness Center and as a technician at Physical Therapy Central. Partnering with the OSU Foundation, Crawford has served as a mentor and vice president of communications for the OSU Student Foundation. She is also a Cowboy Cousin, helping international students learn about the culture on campus.
Brya D’Abrosca (Dallas, Texas) will graduate in Summer 2018 with a degree in health education and promotion, option in exercise and health and minors in general business and sports management. She has been a part of the OSU cheerleading team since 2014, served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and was recently honored with the Director’s Chair for her success in the classroom, community and on the field of competition. D’Abrosca is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Student Alumni Association, Sports Management Club and Entrepreneurship Club. In November, she was honored as an OSU Senior of Significance by the OSU Alumni Association. D’Abrosca volunteers at LifeKids, Stillwater Humane Society, CowboyThon, Special Olympics and was a counselor for Camp Cowboy.
Omar Ibarra (Guymon, Okla.) graduates in May with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion, option in exercise and health. Ibarra has served as president and community service chair for the Hispanic Student Association and was a member of the EHA Ambassadors. In 2017, he was featured in the New York Times article, “I Won’t Give Up: How First-Generation Students See College.” Ibarra is currently a health and fitness specialist intern for the human performance company, EXOS. He recently received top honors from the OSU Alumni Association as an OSU Senior of Significance and an OSU Outstanding Senior.
Maycee Jones (Earlsboro, Okla.) graduates in May with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion, option in exercise and health. She has served as chapter president of Chi Omega Fraternity and was a New Student Orientation Leader. Jones’ College of Education, Health and Aviation leadership roles include being a student mentor, member of student council and an EHA Student Ambassador. She was also a part of Blue Key Honor Society, Cowboython, Into the Streets and Camp Cowboy. As an intern with Stillwater Public Schools, Jones currently works with the secondary nurse in a variety of public health initiatives.
Chelsea Kress (Edmond, Okla.) will graduate in May with a degree in recreation management and therapeutic recreation, option in recreational therapy. She has served as social media chairman of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Student Association, vice president of the Academic Excellence Committee, campus vice chairman for Into the Streets and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Rho Phi Lambda Honor Fraternity. In 2016, Kress was named the Mary Cheryl Mannering Outstanding Sportswomen. She volunteers as a mentor for Big Brother’s Big Sisters and is a part of Dinner with Love, a community meal initiative.
Phillip Parker (Broken Arrow, Okla.) graduates in Fall 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Administration and Operations, options in professional pilot and aviation management. Logging more than 820 hours of total flight time, he is a certified flight instructor for the OSU Flight Center, a member of the OSU Flying Aggies and a research assistant in the aviation program. Parker has served on the Academic Integrity Panel and the OSU Aviation Safety Committee. He has been on the President’s Honor Roll since his freshman year and volunteers his time at the Stillwater Humane Society.
Yana Shauchuk (Tulsa, Okla.) will graduate in May 2018 with a degree in aerospace administration and operations, options in aerospace security and aviation management. She served as the cultural coordinator for the International Student Organization, vice president of the International Dance Club and is fluent in Russian. Raising more than $7,000 through ticket sales and sponsorships, Shauchuk coordinated the 15th Annual OSU Salsa Ball. She currently works at the Payne Country District Attorney’s Office.
Katie Wilcox (Tulsa, Okla.) is slated to graduate in Fall 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has a passion for students, serving as a reading tutor and camp counselor for Motion Tulsa, which offers fitness classes for kids and adults. Wilcox’s community involvement includes volunteering at Lafortune Tennis Center, Countryside Church, Autism OK Stillwater Chapter and Will Rogers Elementary School STEM fair. She has served as secretary and president of Kappa Kappa Iota and is currently completing her teaching field experience at Glenpool Elementary School.