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NSU announces 2014 Centurions

Office of Communications & Marketing | Northeastern State University

The nominations are in and the 10 new individuals to be honored as the 2014 Northeastern State University Centurions have been selected. The 2014 NSU Centurions are: Bill John Baker, 1973 alumnus; Dr. John Carletti, 1959 alumnus (deceased); Jerry Cook, NSU employee; Dr. Robert Daniel, NSU faculty; Dr. Marion Franklin, NSU faculty (deceased); Dr. Kay Grant, retired NSU faculty; Patsiann Nix Smith, community supporter; Mary Stratton, NSU employee; Maurice and Clarice Turney, Maurice 1948 alumnus and Jeff Walker, NSU employee.

In celebration of NSU’s Founders Day 2014 these 10 new members will be added to the roll of NSU Centurions and will be honored during a special luncheon on March 6 at noon in the University Center.

Since selecting 100 individuals as inaugural recipients of the Centurion Award during its Centennial Celebration in 2009, NSU has added 10 names to the Centurion list each year. The honors are given to members of the NSU family – alumni, faculty, staff, students or any member of the community whether past or present – who impacted the life of the nominator, the Northeastern community or the public at large. This year a new category was added for nomination, “NSU Community Supporter.”

A Centurion can be living or deceased and should embody the legacy and spirit of NSU.

An NSU Centurion is an individual whose leadership and commitment, in the course of helping others, has made a significant impact during the university's history. A Centurion recipient may come from any walk of life. Educators, administrators, staff, coaches, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, standout athletes, entertainers and notable alumni have been honored.

Centurions include country music superstar Carrie Underwood, Tuna trilogy co-author and co-star Joe Sears and former state attorney general Drew Edmondson. Other honorees such as former athletic director Dr. Jack Dobbins, historian Beth Herrington and entrepreneur Jeff Reasor have made a difference in their communities.

Further details of the luncheon are forthcoming. For more information call the Office of the President at 918.444.2018.

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Published: 2/7/2014 1:53:14 PM

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