NSU Inducts Students into Hall of Fame
TAHLEQUAH - On Friday, April 26, Northeastern State University
inducted four students, the 2001-2002 Mens Basketball Team, and
the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity into the NSU Hall of Fame.
The new 2001-2002 Hall of Fame inductees were chosen from
nominations submitted be University faculty and staff members. All nominees
were required to be graduating seniors in good standing with the University.
Nominees were also screened for achievements bringing state, regional
or national recognition to the individual, group or University. Inductions
can also be based upon outstanding contributions made to university life.
I am very proud of all of our NSU Hall of Fame inductees
this year, said Dr. Larry Williams, NSU president. They have
all exhibited great drive and dedication to NSU while earning their degrees.
I know that bright futures await each and every one of them, and we are
certainly glad to induct them into NSU history.
The 2002 inductees include:
Daniel R. Howard, graduating
with a degree in Secondary Science Education. Daniel is the husband of
Tammie Howard, father of Linsea and Emma, and son of Euel & Wanda
Howard of Tulsare, CA. He has been involved in Indian University Scholars
Honor Society, American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Tri
Beta National Biological Honor Society, an Alpha Chi and Rho Theta Sigma
Honor Societies. He is a research assistant for the NSU Department of
Biological Sciences and a volunteer for the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission
and the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy. Daniel is also a volunteer math and
science tutor for the Center for Tribal Studies.
Zeddie Cantrell, Jr., majoring
in Biology/Pre Optometry, is the son of Zeddie and Terri Cantrell of Bristow.
Zeddie was involved in the Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Interfraternity
Council, Order of Omega Honor Society, Northeastern Student Government
Association, the Northeastern Activities Board, Baptist Collegiate Ministries,
and the Presidents Leadership Class. He was a George Nigh Institute
Ambassador, a Redmen Ambassador, Campus Connections advisor, Rookie Bridge
Camp volunteer, and a presidential appointment to the NCA Accreditation
Committee. He was selected as Mr. Greek 2000 and 2002 and the Greek Male
Freshmen of the Year 1998-99. He was the keynote speaker for Freshman
Convocation 2001-02. Zeddie was featured three years in the National Association
of Campus Activities (NACA) Programming Magazine.
Adam J. Foreman, graduating
with a degree in Mass Communications, is the son of Steven and Brenda
Foreman of Tulsa. He was involved in the Society for Collegiate Journalists,
Northeastern Student Government Association, and Alpha Chi National Honor
Society. He was the editor in chief of the Northeastern from 1999-present,
layout editor from 1998-present, chairman of the board, American Cancer
Society Relay for Life, finalist for Homecoming King, and a member of
the Northeastern Country Music Association. Under his supervision, the
Northeastern, received eighteen first-place state awards from the Oklahoma
Intercollegiate Press Association.
Rachel Anderson, a Mass Communications
major, is the daughter of Dr. Ron and Ruth Anderson of Enid. She was involved
in the Northeastern Student Government Association, Society for Collegiate
Journalists, and a member of the Sequoyah Institute Board of Directors.
She was the editor in chief of the Tsa La Gi online magazine and copy
editor, assistant photographer, and writer for the Northeastern. Rachel
was awarded the 21st Medal of Merit from the Society for Collegiate Journalists
and Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association Awards. She was a presenter
at the Undergraduate Research Conference, Spring 2002, in Milwaukee, WI.
The 2001-02 Mens Basketball
Team under Head Coach Larry Gipson and Assistant Coach Scott Reed,
consistently ranked in the top two in the nation, and progressed to the
NCAA Division II 2nd Round, the NCAA Division II South Central tournament.
They were the Lone Star Conference Champs.
Chi Alpha fraternity received the Heritage Award from the Tahlequah
Area Chamber of Commerce and was heavily involved with North American
Canned Food Drive.