Odam Honored as SWOSU’s Nominee for Nigh Academy

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Seth Odam of Tuttle was Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s representative for this spring’s George and Dona Nigh Public Leadership Scholarship Academy. 

The Nigh Academy was established by the state legislature in 2000 to honor the Nighs for their contributions to public service.  Oklahoma universities are allowed to nominate one representative from each campus to the academy.

Odam is a senior at SWOSU, majoring in health sciences. He has been a student ambassador for the Admissions and Recruitment office for the past three years.  He has been active in Student Government Association as a senator and cabinet member and currently serves as the elected treasurer of the student body. He also serves as the vice president for the Health Care Student Organization.

Odam has presented research at Oklahoma Research Day and is currently involved in a research study with hopes to present at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Upon graduation in May, Odam plans on continuing his education by pursuing an MBA or attending seminary. 

Prior to attending SWOSU, Odam graduated as valedictorian at Tuttle High School. At Tuttle, he played three sports for the Tiger athletic teams. He was active in the youth group at Heritage Family Baptist Church as a student, and he now serves there as the youth pastor for middle school and high school students.