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NSU Announces 2017 Centurions

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma)-- A Northeastern State University Centurion is an individual whose leadership and commitment, in the course of helping others, has made a significant impact during the university’s history. The honors are given to NSU alumni, faculty, staff, students, or any member of the NSU community—whether past or present—who impacted the life of the nominator, the Northeastern community or the public at large. A Centurion can be living or deceased and should embody the legacy and spirit of NSU.

Since selecting 100 individuals as inaugural recipients of the Centurion Award during its Centennial Celebration in 2009, NSU has added up to 10 names to the Centurion list each year.

Nominations have been received and reviewed, and eight new individuals will be honored as 2017 NSU Centurions.

The 2017 NSU Centurions are: Dr. Louis Bally, NSU faculty member (deceased); Rebecca Baughman, 1966 alumna and NSU faculty member; Dr. Kirk Boatright, NSU faculty member; John Cockrum, 1949 alumnus; Mark Gish, community supporter; Bobby Lipscomb, community supporter; Dr. Kenny Paris, NSU faculty member; and Glenn Wallace White, 1967 alumnus.

In celebration of NSU’s Founders Day 2017, these new members will be added to the roll of NSU Centurions and will be honored during a special luncheon on March 6, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tahlequah Event Center portion of NSU’s Event Center.

To register to attend the 2017 Centurion Honoree Luncheon, or for more information visit or contact Jennifer Nichols in the NSU president's office at 918-444-2000.

Published: 1/24/2017 3:45:22 PM

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