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Alexandria Silvernail Named 2020-21 Ernestine Wright Memorial Scholar at SWOSU

*** Broken component *** *** Broken component *** Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) sophomore Alexandria Silvernail of Midwest City has been named the 2020-21 academic year Ernestine “Ernie” (Holcomb) Wright Memorial Scholar.

Silvernail is studying parks & recreation management on the Weatherford campus. She serves as secretary/treasurer for the SWOSU Scuba Club and is employed at the SWOSU Crowder Lake University Park.

The Ernestine “Ernie” (Holcomb) Wright Memorial Scholarship is granted to a female SWOSU student studying kinesiology, exercise science, education in health and physical education, or parks & recreation management and is named for the late Ernestine “Ernie” (Holcomb) Wright (SWOSU Class of 1959), an emeritus instructor at SWOSU.

The Ernestine “Ernie” (Holcomb) Wright Memorial was generously established in 2018 by Oklahoma State Representative G. Harold Wright and his wife Carol (Roberson) Wright, both members of the SWOSU Class of 1971 (Carol also earned her Masters of Education degree from SWOSU in 1980).

“I cannot thank the Wright Family enough for this scholarship,” Silvernail said. “This assistance will help so much and has lifted so much weight off of my shoulders. It is truly a blessing. The Wright Family and the people at SWOSU truly care.”

The Ernestine “Ernie” (Holcomb) Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc., which was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $26 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For more information, please contact the SWOSU Foundation at 580-774-3267 or visit