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SWOSU Student Named Brad Henry International Scholar

October 1, 2009

Governor Brad Henry and Susannah Awopeju
Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Susannah Awopeju of Yukon is one of five students from Oklahoma's regional universities designated as Brad Henry International Scholars. The students are spending the fall semester participating in an international study and internship program at Swansea University in Wales. Congratulating Awopeju is Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry. 

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Susannah Awopeju of Yukon is one of five students from Oklahoma's regional universities to be designated Brad Henry International Scholars who are spending the fall semester participating in an international study and internship program at Swansea University in Wales.

Other students named include: Brandon Jackiewicz, Cameron University; Carolyn Jones, Langston University; Elaina Ross, Northeastern State University; and Kasey Zibton, Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

The program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in June 2008.  The State Regents provide a $10,000 stipend for students selected to participate in semester-long study or research programs affiliated with Swansea University. Academic credits for this program are awarded by Oklahoma regional universities.

"These students have distinguished themselves both academically and by their character and leadership at their individual institutions," Chancellor Glen D. Johnson said. "We have numerous examples of how a study-abroad experience can change the lives of students. We will look forward to these students returning to Oklahoma with their own experiences and sharing with their campuses what they have learned."

Awopeju is studying political science at SWOSU. After obtaining her bachelor's degree, she hopes to attend law school to study international law with a focus on human rights. In the future, Awopeju would like to serve as a district attorney in Oklahoma and eventually work for the U.S. Department of State.

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