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 Hernandez caps OSU experience as grad commencement marshal

Hernandez caps OSU experience as grad commencement marshal

Corina Hernandez has graduated with degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Human Development and Family Science. And just this spring she added a master’s in speech language pathology. Her work as a graduate student landed her one of two university-wide Spring 2020 Honorary Graduate Commencement Marshal awards, which includes a monetary prize and the chance to lead her fellow graduates into commencement. However, because COVID-19 forced graduation to the virtual sphere, Hernandez will return in December for the latter duty.

 Mentors helped McCoy find her path

Mentors helped McCoy find her path

Jacee McCoy of Katy, Texas, wasn’t sure what she wanted to major in when she came to Oklahoma State University. Despite being unsure of the exact pathway that she would take to reach her goals, McCoy knew that OSU would give her the opportunities she needed to succeed.

Art history alum shares experiences of staying in Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Art history alum shares experiences of staying in Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak

In November 2018, OSU art history graduate and Stanford Ph.D. candidate Lora Webb moved to Rome to study Byzantine art and manuscripts for two years. But when COVID-19 began to rapidly spread through the country in February and March of this year, Webb had to make a decision: stay put or come back to the U.S. She ultimately decided to remain in Italy.

Capt. Chandler helping others during pandemic

Capt. Chandler helping others during pandemic

William Colt Chandler wanted to be a police officer as a child. Now he is using his education from Oklahoma State University – at both the Oklahoma City and Stillwater campuses – and his experience from the OSU Police Department to help others on a day-to-day basis and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Lewis planting a future in medicine

Lewis planting a future in medicine

It was no surprise that as Annagrace Lewis began considering college majors, she was naturally drawn to Plant Biology as she saw the versatility of plants from makeup to medication. With her eyes on a holistic medical career, Lewis expanded her knowledge with two additional majors. Now, Lewis will graduate this month with a triple major: Zoology, Biology, and her first love, Plant Biology.

Music education grad sings for virtual Spring Commencement

Music education grad sings for virtual Spring Commencement

If the school year was ending like any other, Dustin Boatright would be performing the songs live at graduation for his fellow College of Arts and Sciences classmates and other attendees. But due to COVID-19, the ceremony has been moved online. The Edmond, Oklahoma, native said the situation is disappointing but unavoidable and ultimately “not the end of the world.”

OSU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers teletherapy services

OSU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers teletherapy services

The clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic services, treatment and education regarding speech, language and feeding in children and adults in Stillwater and the surrounding communities. It offers therapy services for the following disorders: articulation, phonology, voice/resonance, cognitive-communication, aphasia, receptive and expressive language, SPEAK OUT! And LOUD Crowd programs, reading and writing, accent modification, fluency (stuttering), motor speech, swallowing/feeding, and alternative augmentative communication (AAC).

Jones adds Orange Gown Graduate to slew of honors

Jones adds Orange Gown Graduate to slew of honors

Chris Jones of Edmond, Oklahoma, has left his mark on Oklahoma State University. He was named a 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, the 2019 Top Junior for the College of Arts and Sciences, a Niblack Scholar, a Wentz Research Scholar, a 2019-2020 Outstanding Senior, and also the Orange Gown Graduate for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Howard named an Outstanding Senior

Howard named an Outstanding Senior

Chapman Howard, a mathematics and mechanical engineering major from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been selected as an Oklahoma State University 2019-2020 Outstanding Senior by the OSU Alumni Association. 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.

OSU graduate receives Fulbright award

OSU graduate receives Fulbright award

Oklahoma State University (OSU) School of Global Studies and Partnerships alumna Samantha Homann has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to travel to Germany during the 2020-2021 program cycle.

Biology, psychology major named an Outstanding Senior

Biology, psychology major named an Outstanding Senior

Samuel Alvarado Garcia, a biology and psychology major from Enid, Oklahoma, has been selected as an Oklahoma State University 2019-2020 Outstanding Senior by the OSU Alumni Association.

Terry recognized as an Outstanding Senior

Terry recognized as an Outstanding Senior

Rachel Terry, an honors biology major from Edmond, Oklahoma, has been selected as an Oklahoma State University 2019-2020 Outstanding Senior by the OSU Alumni Association.

Psychology alumna researching suicide prevention in Native communities

Psychology alumna researching suicide prevention in Native communities

Victoria O’Keefe (’12 M.S., ’16 Ph.D.) came to Oklahoma State University to pursue advanced degrees in psychology. Her time here ignited her passion for research, clinic work and advocacy with indigenous communities. She is now an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, in the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program. Read her story and learn how she is working during the pandemic.

Three OSU students selected to present research at state capitol

Three OSU students selected to present research at state capitol

Three students from Oklahoma State University (OSU) were selected to present their research at the 25th Annual Research Day at the Capitol event in Oklahoma City.

Truman Scholar finalist focuses on people behind issues

Truman Scholar finalist focuses on people behind issues

OSU multimedia journalism and Spanish junior Kayla Dunn seeks to share stories and change perceptions.

Psychologist offers tips for coping with coronavirus challenges

Psychologist offers tips for coping with coronavirus challenges

Dr. Thad Leffingwell, a clinical health psychologist and head of the OSU Department of Psychology, offers these tips for effective coping with social distancing and shelter-in-place.

Two OSU students named Truman Scholarship finalists

Two OSU students named Truman Scholarship finalists

OSU juniors Adrienne Blakey and Kayla Dunn have been named finalists for the 2020 Truman Scholarship, the premiere graduate scholarship for aspiring public leaders in the United States.

Alumnus Wilguess becomes president of Oklahoma Dental Association

Alumnus Wilguess becomes president of Oklahoma Dental Association

Dan Wilguess, a 1994 Oklahoma State University biology graduate, is president of the Oklahoma Dental Association.

Watson, four other female scientists produce comprehensive analysis of sunflower family

Watson, four other female scientists produce comprehensive analysis of sunflower family

Linda Watson, an Oklahoma State University professor in the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, is one of five female scientists who have produced a comprehensive analysis of genomic-scale data to understand the historical biogeography of the Asteraceae, also known as the sunflower or daisy family. Watson, president of the Botanical Society of America, collaborated with researchers from the University of Memphis and the Smithsonian Institution to publish “A fully resolved backbone phylogeny reveals numerous dispersals and explosive diversifications throughout the history of Asteraceae” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Students claim $45,000 in prize money in Riata Business Plan Competition

Students claim $45,000 in prize money in Riata Business Plan Competition

The Oklahoma State University School for Entrepreneurship and the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship have named winners of the annual student competition to create business startups at the event finals Jan. 31. The Riata Business Plan Competition at the Spears School of Business promotes entrepreneurship and small business development by focusing on student created, managed and owned ventures.

Combining dance and science

Combining dance and science

At Oklahoma State University, Alannah Templon has been on a part of the OSU Dance Company and also the OSU Tap Company. She has even served as president of the OSU Dance Company for the last two years. She has double majors in biology and sociology with a minor in dance.

Professor’s passion for audiology, speech-language pathology spans continents

Professor’s passion for audiology, speech-language pathology spans continents

For Dr. Sabiha Parveen, it wasn’t so much a question of what she’d study, but rather how she’d go about it. So after graduating from the University of Calcutta in her home country of India and working for a year in audiology and speech-language pathology, she headed to Bowling Green State University in Ohio for postgraduate work. Although Parveen had initially wanted to focus her studies on aphasia and stroke, her mentor presented another option: Parkinson’s disease.

OSU Symphony to perform at national conference

OSU Symphony to perform at national conference

The Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra is one of two groups chosen to perform at the 2020 College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

OCEAN brings FOSSIL, experts and collaboration to OSU

OCEAN brings FOSSIL, experts and collaboration to OSU

Oklahoma State University created the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis, or OCEAN, which hosts an annual conference called the Flyover State Scientists Integrating Evolution, or FOSSIL. OCEAN’s critical mass of social science researchers makes it one of fewer than five such centers in the entire U.S. where students receive training in and exposure to evolutionary approaches to cognition and behavior.