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OSU Alumni Association honors outstanding seniors

Friday, May 15, 2020

From top left: OSU's 2019-2020 Outstanding Seniors Samuel Alvarado Garcia, Coleman Bourke, Chelsey Ann Comstock, Brent Cunningham, Olivia Davis, Caleb Easter, Chapman Howard, Christopher Jones, Whitney Martin, Gentry Meyer, Shazia Qasim, Keely Ratcliff, Trenton Reeves, Colege Replogle and Rachel Scott.

The OSU Alumni Association is proud to honor 16 students with the 2019-20 Outstanding Seniors Award.

This award recognizes students who distinguish themselves through academic achievements; campus and community activities; academic, athletic and extracurricular honors or awards; scholarships; and work ethic.

After reviewing the students’ applications, the Alumni Association Student Awards and Selection Committee met with 41 Seniors of Significance who were honored in fall 2019 and selected 16 for this prestigious honor. The 2019-20 Outstanding Seniors were honored at a banquet April 23 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Visit okla.st/OS20vids to see interviews with each Outstanding Senior.

Samuel Alvarado Garcia

Enid, Oklahoma | biology and psychology

Garcia was named a Wentz Research Scholar in 2018. He also founded OSU’s chapter of Destino, the Hispanic ministry of Cru. In the community, Garcia was a leader for the OU/TU School of Community Medicine MASH Summer Camp, a volunteer for the Iron Gate Soup Kitchen and the community service chair of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity. After graduation, Garcia plans to work in health sciences before applying to medical school.

Coleman Bourke

Tulsa, Oklahoma | quantitative economics

Bourke co-founded Mesh, a social advocacy group for public school students with special needs. He received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and was an ambassador in the Spears School of Business. Bourke served as a Junior Greek Life coordinator and was the Beta Theta Pi new member educator. After graduation, Bourke will work as a software implementation consultant for Bluvault Solutions in Dallas.

Chelsey Ann Comstock

Woodward, Oklahoma | agribusiness and agricultural communications

Comstock served as an ambassador for the Ferguson College of Agriculture and was a member of the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Encounter. She was honored as a recipient of an American FFA Degree and served as a small group leader at the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Camp. Comstock was also a member of a national Panhellenic women’s fraternity. Comstock has accepted a position with the American Junior Simmental Association within its youth department and will be working in Seward, Nebraska, though she hopes to return to Oklahoma within a few years.

Brent Cunningham

Bartlesville, Oklahoma | accounting

Cunningham served as vice president of traditions on the Student Alumni Board. He was named a Top 10 Freshmen man and was the Interfraternity Council Outstanding Greek New Member. Cunningham also served as a facilitator for the President’s Leadership Council and was a Spears School of Business Student Government senator. Cunningham will begin working in Phillips 66’s finance department this summer.

Olivia Davis

Fort Smith, Arkansas | biochemistry and molecular biology

Davis was named a Niblack Research Scholar and participated in the Cambridge Scholar Program. She also served as treasurer of the Student Government Association. In the community, she was a volunteer with Karman Legacy Hospice and an intern at the Children’s Hospital Foundation at the Oklahoma Health Center.After graduation, Davis will be attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine to pursue a career in research and patient care. 

Caleb Eyster

Ponca City, Oklahoma | mechanical and aerospace engineering

Eyster was the executive director of the 2019 Homecoming Steering Committee and the chief engineer for OSU’s Speedfest competition. He was also vice president of relations for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s Student Council and a member of the CEAT Scholars program. In the community, Eyster served as an assistant coach for the Ponca City Wildcats Class AA baseball team. After graduation, Eyster plans to begin his career in the aerospace industry.

Chapman Howard

Tulsa, Oklahoma | mechanical engineering and mathematics

Howard served as the undergraduate coordinator for the President’s Leadership Council. He was a student speaker at OSU Convocation and a talent committee member on the Student Union Activities Board. In the community, he was an organizer for Students for Bernie Sanders and a volunteer planner for St. Crispin’s Church Camp. After graduation, Howard plans to pursue graduate studies and ultimately earn a Ph.D. in mathematics. He hopes to secure a tenure-track position in academia.

Christopher Jones

Edmond, Oklahoma | geology

Jones was a 2019 Goldwater Scholar, a Niblack scholar and a Wentz research scholar at OSU. He was also a member of the College of Arts & Sciences Student Council. In the community, Jones assisted with the Oklahoma WONDERtorium Marine Geology Camp and the Kids Writing Club. After graduation, Jones plans to pursue a doctorate in geology with a focus in geochemistry at the University of California, Riverside.

Whitney Martin

Lawton, Oklahoma | economics

Martin was a programming director for OSU’s Camp Cowboy and was named to the President’s Honor Roll all four years. She was a member of the 2019 Homecoming Royalty Court and served as an OSU Residential Life community mentor. Martin was also recognized as a Top 5 Economics Senior. After graduation, Martin plans to work as a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank in Oklahoma City.

Gentry Meyer

Leedey, OklahomaChemical engineering

Meyer served as the Homecoming Steering Committee promotional design executive in 2017 and Walkaround executive in 2018. She was also a College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Student Council executive. She was co-chair of the Speakers Board Marketing and Communications committee as well as a campus tour guide. Meyer was also the winner of the Phillips 66 Senior Design Competition. After graduation, Meyer is moving to Houston to work in ExxonMobil’s Engineers in Operations Program.

Shazia Qasim

Grapevine, Texas | finance and pre-med

Qasim was a Spears School of Business Scholar Leader throughout her time at OSU as well as a Williams Inc. Scholar Leader Scholarship recipient. Outside the classroom, Qasim founded the 5K Waddlethon for the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, where she served as vice president and service officer. She also received the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Shining Emerald Ward in 2019. After graduation, Qasim is moving to Houston to work for ExxonMobil as a financial analyst. She hopes to attend graduate school in the future.

Keely Ratcliff

Amber, Oklahoma | natural sciences

Ratcliff served as president of the College of Human Sciences Student Council and was a facilitator for the President’s Leadership Council. She was an OSU sports nutrition student worker and a member of the 2019 Homecoming Royalty Court. In the community, Ratcliff was a small group leader for Stillwater KLIFE. After graduation, Ratcliff will be working as a sports nutrition assistant for OSU Athletics and hopes to apply to OSU’s new physician assistant program in Tulsa in 2021. Ultimately, she wants to work in a small town, helping advance rural health care. 

Treyton Reeves

Gans, Oklahoma | accounting

Reeves was a four-year player on the Cowboy basketball team. He was named a Top 5 Accounting Senior and received the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award. Reeves was also a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team member and served as a volunteer for the Special Olympics summer games. After graduation, Reeves plans to earn a master’s degree in accounting and attend law school.

Cole Replogle

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma | mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering

Replogle was named a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a Goldwater Scholar at OSU. He served as president of Engineers Without Borders and president/vice president of the OSU Quiz Bowl Team. Replogle is also the founder and former president of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Solvers. This fall, Replogle will begin studying in the Future Propulsion and Power graduate program at the University of Cambridge. 

Rachel Scott

Georgetown, Texas | animal science

Scott was named the AQHA World Champion Collegiate Judging Individual as a member of OSU’s winning team. She is the coach and former member of the OSU Horse Judging Team and served as the president, vice president and Ferguson College of Agriculture Council Representative for Block and Bridle. Scott was also a McKnight Scholarship Leader in Class 6 and the 2017 Animal Science Totusek Outstanding Freshman Student. After graduation, Scott plans to complete a master’s degree at OSU in equine nutrition. She ultimately hopes to earn a doctorate in equine science and become an animal science professor.

Rachel Terry

Edmond, Oklahoma | biology

Terry served as president of the OSU Student Foundation and Mortar Board and was named to the 2019 Homecoming Royalty Court. She was named a Women for OSU Student Philanthropist Scholar as well as a Life Sciences Freshman Research Scholar. Terry also conducted research on glioblastomas during her internship at the Stephenson Cancer Research Center. After graduation, Terry plans on going to medical school and hopes to practice in Oklahoma.


OSU Seniors of Significance

Samuel Alvarado, Kristen Ball, Taryn Blackstock, Thomas Bourke, Bailey Bruner, Mckenzie Carvalho, Nicole Clapp, Chesley Comstock, Brent Cunningham, Olivia Davis, Rebecca Dempewolf, Ty Derouen, Cole DeWitt, Caleb Eyster, Ellie Fate, Chapman Howard, Christopher Jones, Cameron Jump, Molly Landers, Abdalrahman Mansy, Whitney Martin, Cara Meyer, Gentry Meyer,Ty Montgomery, Maria Nieto, Delaney Nisbett, Shazia Qasim, Keely Ratcliff, Treyton Reeves, Cole Replogle, Rachel Scott, Jacob Sestak, Victorya Sizemore, Miranda Stiles, Rachel Terry, Gerardo Toth, Malorie Travis, Tori Trimble, Allison Wilton, Mardi Wisdom, Jessica Wolters