Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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High School Seniors Named to SWOSU President's Leadership Class

05.19.2015

Seventeen high school seniors have been selected to the President’s Leadership Class for 2015-16 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

They are:

Abel Abame
Abel Abame
Stillwater HS

Gage Bouziden
Gage Bouziden
Alva HS

Darby Bryce
Darby Bryce
Bridge Creek HS

Benjamin Ervin
Benjamin Ervin
Weatherford HS

Kylie Ezell
Kylie Ezell
Southwest Covenant HS (Yukon)

Ashlee Fryer
Ashlee Fryer
Frederick HS

Shawnee Jones
Shawnee Jones
Chickasha HS

Rachael Lamar
Rachael Lamar
Elk City HS

Brandon Lewis
Brandon Lewis
Clinton HS

Taylor Lewis
Taylor Lewis
Piedmont HS

Manuel Martinez
Manuel Martinez
Moorepark HS (Moorepark, CA)

Kelsey Nadeau
Kelsey Nadeau
Lawton HS

Tate Odam
Tate Odam
Tuttle HS

Mason Pitts
Mason Pitts
Ripley HS

Braden Sweet
Braden Sweet
Perry HS

Marshall Wallace
Marshall Wallace
Piedmont HS

Kalley Watkins
Kalley Watkins
Oklahoma Bible Academy (Enid)

Each of the class members receive a $1,000 scholarship, room scholarship and enrollment in a leadership class that is offered exclusively to PLC students. During the second year, students receive a $1,000 scholarship, a sponsored trip to Washington, D.C., and enrollment in the PLC class.

During the third and fourth years of the program, students serve as mentors for the first and second year PLC members and serve in campus leadership roles, university activities and possible internships. Students may be eligible for continuing scholarships. 

SWOSU President Randy Beutler said the PLC is a four-year program offered by SWOSU to recognize outstanding leadership qualities and to encourage students in their participation as SWOSU campus leaders and future leaders in Oklahoma. The program is designed to assist in promoting and developing effective academic, social and leadership skills, which is accomplished through direct participation in campus activities, seminars, guest speakers, recruitment and alumni efforts.  Todd Boyd heads up the PLC program at SWOSU.

SWOSU offers 15 nationally-accredited academic programs—the most among Oklahoma’s regional universities. SWOSU has two campus locations and offers nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in pharmacy. Additional information is available at www.swosu.edu.