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Seventeen Freshmen Selected for SWOSU Honors Program


Seventeen freshmen have been selected to be in Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s honors program.

Members of the 2016-17 class are:

Kylie D. Biggs Hitchcock Special Education
Kaitlyn D. Bowling Douglas Special Education
Rachel E. Cook Oklahoma City Pre-Pharmacy
Brandon H. Cryer Tipton Pre-Pharmacy
Daniel J. Gassen El Reno Engineering in Physics
Ezgi E. Gursel Weatherford Engineering Technology
Christina M. Kidd Yukon Biology
Andrew J. Marull Edmond Pre-Pharmacy
Jaidyn R. McAdoo Oklahoma City Health Sciences
Sarah Moad Erick Biology
Cheyenne G. Nguyen Allen, TX Pre-Pharmacy
Maegan A. Norman Saginaw TX Two Dimensional Studio Art
Taylor J. Oney Yukon Biology
Kaci N. Pennington Kingfisher Pre-Pharmacy
Amber R. Powers Loco Biology
Emily A. Trail Weatherford Engineering in Physics
Nicholas A. Wheeler Claremore Pre-Pharmacy

Each of the class members take Honors General Education courses, get exposed to interdisciplinarity in academics via the Honors curriculum, select an area of interest (research, study abroad, service learning) and a faculty mentor, and together develop a capstone experience that will culminate with an Honors thesis.

Honors scholars are encouraged to participate in the Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program (OSLEP), a unique intercollegiate-interdisciplinary program designed to develop the scholarship and leadership abilities of Oklahoma's outstanding college and university students.

For more information on the SWOSU Honors Program, visit