TAHLEQUAH - Jesse Bingham, of Big Cabin, was named the 2007-2008 Top Outstanding Female Freshman, and Shane Franklin, of Norman, was named the Top Outstanding Male Freshman at Northeastern State University.
The Outstanding Freshman Award honors first-year students that made exceptional contributions to the campus and community while maintaining high academic standards. Recipients must exemplify dedication to NSU and the community through involvement in on-campus organizations and activities, as well as community functions. Recipients must also have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.
The Office of First Year Experience selected 10 students to receive the inaugural Outstanding Freshman Awards. The top male and female Outstanding Freshmen were announced during a ceremony on Saturday, April 26.
Jesse, a psychology major, is the daughter of Robert and Judy Bingham. She is a member of the President’s Leadership Class, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Northeastern Activities Board, Northeastern Student Government Association and serves as a RiverHawk Ambassador.
Shane, a pre-professional health major, is the son of Sabita Franklin. He serves in the Northeastern Student Government Association, and is vice chair of the Film Committee for Northeastern Activities Board. Shane is a member of the President’s Leadership Class, serves as a RiverHawk Ambassador and is a member of the Tahlequah Lions/Pre-Optometry Club.