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Northeastern State University students receive NORA scholarships

Reagan Pierce
Marcy Montgomery
Gemini Creason
Erin Long
Catharyn Klarich

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) -- Five Northeastern State University students were awarded scholarships during the Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance ninth annual summit Oct. 24 at NSU. NORA is a nonprofit group dedicated to the growth, prosperity and vitality of Northeast Oklahoma.

This year's annual summit’s theme was “Healthy Communities, Strong Region.”

NORA announced its scholarship offer through the NSU Foundation in September with an open call for applications and presentations. Students were asked to prepare a tri-fold tabletop poster and provide a brief summary of “the role of business in promoting better health within our communities” or “the role of public education in promoting better health within our communities” for judges.

Three NSU undergraduates received $1,000 scholarships, including:

-Gemini Creason, a senior from Tahlequah, studying criminal justice and Spanish, presented on “Health + School Lunches: A Global Equation for Academic Success.”

-Erin Long, a senior from Colcord, studying special education and American Sign Language, presented on “Changing Schools, Changing Communities.”

-Reagan Pierce, a junior from Hulbert, studying accounting, presented on “Education + Motivation = A Healthy Nation.”

Two NSU graduate students received $2,000 scholarships, including:

-Marcy Montgomery, a counseling graduate student from Broken Arrow, presented on “Promoting Health through Curriculum: A Detailed Proposal.”

-Catharyn Klarich, a counseling graduate student from Owasso, presented on “Enjoying the Gift of Relationships.”

For more information about NORA, please visit or for information about the NSU Foundation, please visit

Published: 11/27/2017 2:55:23 PM

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