"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.
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.
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
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 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
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 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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.