Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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SWOSU Orientation Leaders Win Awards at Regional Conference


Southwestern Oklahoma State University students attending a recent National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) regional conference in Tulsa were recognized for outstanding work.

Fifteen SWOSU orientation leaders from Weatherford attended and participated in a case study competition. Mason Pitts of Ripley and Kaylee Patton of Perryton (TX) were both given the Best Communication Award with their respective teams, and Breanna Neer of Mooreland was given the Best Problem-Solving Award with her team. The students were placed on teams with students from other universities and asked to solve a hypothetical problem that might occur during an orientation program.

The OLs participated in educational sessions and activities to help them learn more about orientation programs and serving new students. They also had the opportunity to network with OLs from other universities and colleges in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.

Other SWOSU students attending were:  Jayden Crismas, Enid; Haley Davis, Lookeba; Corey Ganz, Enid; Erin Hayhurst, Dibble; Darien Kuykendall, Randlett; Dusten Lynn, Blanchard; Carson McLain, Purcell; Tanner Misak, Medford; Dylan Ortega, Del City; William Oswald, Huntington Beach, CA; Jessie Ray, Piedmont; and Peyton Trueblood, Tuttle.