12 Outstanding Seniors Receive Jack Kaufman Award – June 8

"Leave the woodpile a little higher than you found it," was the philosophy by which NSU alumnus Jack Kaufman lived. Considered a visionary by those who knew him, the late Kaufman will go down in NSU history as one of the institution's most active and influential alumni.

In recognition of his exceptional support of the university and its alumni association, the Outstanding Senior Award program or Jack Kaufman awards, are given to deserving seniors each year who are nominated by NSU faculty and staff. Recipients have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher; have demonstrated their concern for Northeastern through campus involvement; and are considered all-around students who typify the spirit of NSU.

Northeastern students Cerissa Brown and Jamie Campbell were named the top female and male Outstanding Seniors for the 2004-2005 year.


Cerissa Brown*
Tulsa
Organismic Biology

Crowned Miss NSU 2005, Cerrisa Brown is a member of NSU Honors Program, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Pre-Professional Health Club, and serves as a Chair Violinist.


Jamie Campbell*
Pryor
Theatre

Named the NSU Outstanding Theatre Student and NSU Best Supporting Actor, Jamie Campbell has served in the Northeastern Student Government Association, Alpha Psi Omega and the Psychology Club, as well as Downtown Country and the River City Players.


Darren Alexander
Okmulgee
Safety Management and Environmental Management

Darren Alexander has served as the President of American Society of Safety Engineers, Safety and Environmental Management Association, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Alexander also participated in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature and was an American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation Scholarship recipient.


Andrew Cook
Tahlequah
Mass Communications

Recipient of the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association advertising award, Andrew Cook has been recognized on the President's Honor Roll and was an Order of Omega candidate. Cook was an active participant in Lambda Chi Alpha, Rookie Bridge Camp, the Boys and Girls Club and has served as a Tahlequah Fire Department Volunteer.


Matt Eaton
Tulsa
Mass Communications-Advertising

Twice named Advertising Student of the Year, Matt Eaton has also been active in Lambda Chi Alpha and Rookie Bridge Camp. He has served as President/Program Coordinator for Redmen Ambassadors and Advertising Manager for The Northeastern.


Elizabeth Glenn
Colcord
Elementary Education

Elizabeth Glenn has received the Delaware County Retired Educator's Scholarship, the Delaware County Community Service Award and the distinction of being crowned Miss NSU. She has also performed with the NSU Majestics, served as spokesperson for the Great Expectations program and been a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.


Stephen Higher*
Fort Gibson
Mass Communications

Stephen Highers, a member of the President's Leadership Class has served as President of the Northeastern Student Government Association and Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity as well as taking an active role in the Northeastern Activities Board, Rookie Bridge Camp, the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature and Redmen Ambassadors.


Kari Koster
Tahlequah
Meetings and Destinations Management

A two-time Circle of Excellence Award Winner and member of the President's Leadership Class Kari Koster was recently named Who's Who Among American College Students. She has served as President of the Northeastern Student Government Association and maintained participation in the Northeastern Activities Board, and Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.


Mac Maddox*
Skiatook
Mass Communications

A member of the President's Leadership Class, Mac Maddox has served as the organization's president and is a recipient of the PLC Student Activities Award. In addition, Maddox has served as Chairman of the Northeastern Activities Board and Editor of the Tsa La Gi Online Magazine.


Aaron Minard
Tahlequah
Marketing

Aaron Minard has served as President of Rho Theta Sigma Honor Society and Vice President of the Entrepreneurial Society. A member of the Teen Mania Ministries and Teen Mania Honor Academy, Minard is also the recipient of both the Carpe Diem Award and the Emotionally Stretching Opportunity of a Lifetime Award from the two organizations.


Kristen (Schell) Fenska
Tahlequah
Organismic Biology

Kristen (Schell) Fenska, a National Alpha Sigma Alpha Scholarship Recipient was recently named Who's Who Among American College Students. A member of the President's Leadership Class, she has participated in Rookie Bridge Camp, Redmen Ambassador, Northeastern Activities Board and the Northeastern Student Government Association.

Erin Studebaker
Tahlequah
Meetings and Destinations Management

An Academic Achievement Award recipient, Erin Studebaker is also a member of Rho Theta Sigma and Delta Mu Delta. She has been active in Club MAD, Professional Convention Management Association, NSU Chorus, the Northeastern Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and the Boys and Girls Club of Tahlequah.

*These individuals were also inducted into the NSU Hall of Fame in 2005.

06/08/2005

 
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