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Five College of Education and Human Sciences students honored as OSU Outstanding Seniors

Friday, March 1, 2024

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

Five College of Education and Human Sciences students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Outstanding Seniors for the 2023-2024 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association. 

The OSU 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. 

OSU Outstanding Seniors from the College of Education and Human Sciences are listed below with their major(s) and hometown. A total of 21 seniors were honored with the award. 

The five College of Education and Human Sciences seniors, representing four different majors, are:

  • 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 

#Student is a member of the OSU Alumni Association 

The OSU Alumni Association Student Awards Selection Committee met with 58 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2023, and chose this year’s OSU Outstanding Seniors from that group.

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

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

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