OSU Alumni Association names 52 Seniors of Significance

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(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, Nov. 23, 2020) — The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association has named 52 students as OSU Seniors of Significance for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to OSU.

The 52 students represent the top one percent of the Class of 2021, including all five OSU undergraduate academic colleges. The Alumni Association plans to honor these students in Spring 2021.

The Seniors of Significance are listed below with their major(s) and hometown.

Ferguson College of Agriculture

Josh Anadu, environmental science, Katy, Texas

Courtney Andrews, biosystems and agricultural engineering, Stillwater, Oklahoma*

Jacob Auer, biosystems and agricultural engineering, Lenapah, Oklahoma*

Georgia Blackwell, biochemistry and molecular biology, Venus, Texas

Adrienne Blakey, plant and soil sciences, agricultural communications, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Seraiah Coe, natural resource ecology and management, biology, McKinney, Texas

Grant Eaton, agricultural education, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Makayla Elliston, animal science, Moore, Oklahoma

Ridge Hughbanks, agribusiness pre-law, Alva, Oklahoma

Alexis Main, animal science: business, Modesto, California

Cathy Mapes, animal science, Alva, Oklahoma

Dalton Miller, agribusiness, Amber, Oklahoma

Luke Muller, plant and soil science, agribusiness, Altus, Oklahoma

Casandra Salinas, biochemistry, molecular biology, Atolinga, Zacatecas, Mexico

Halie Schovanec, agricultural communications, Garber, Oklahoma

Madison Stevens, natural resource ecology and management, Dallas, Texas

Erica Wiebe, agribusiness, Hooker, Oklahoma

Lora Wright, agribusiness, Monett, Missouri

College of Arts and Sciences

Adam Bronson, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, Richardson, Texas

Payton Dougherty, political science, philosophy, Yukon, Oklahoma

Aundrea Jackson, American studies, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Alice Keithly, communication sciences and disorders, Enid, Oklahoma

Sergio Mares, biochemistry and microbiology, Piedras, Negras, Mexico

Eden Patton, political science, Spanish, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Zane Pedersen, physiology, Edmond, Oklahoma

Kaitlyn Pixley, microbiology, molecular and cellular biology, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Johna Pulliam, physiology pre-medical sciences, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Monique Walker, global studies, political science, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Braeden Weyhrich, music education, Ames, Iowa

College of Education and Human Sciences

Madison Brook, design, housing, and merchandising, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Isabella Garagusi, design, housing and merchandising, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Halle Hannon, nutritional sciences, Mustang, Oklahoma

Ashley Henry, elementary education, Claremore, Oklahoma

Kaitlyn Kirksey, human development and family sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Kelsey Lauerman, human development and family sciences, Cushing, Oklahoma

Alec Puckett, health education and promotion, Bixby, Oklahoma

Carolina Quijada, nutritional sciences pre-medical sciences, Elk City, Oklahoma

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

Courtney Andrews, biosystems and agricultural engineering, Stillwater, Oklahoma*

Jacob Auer, biosystems and agricultural engineering, Lenapah, Oklahoma*

Valentin Brito, mechanical engineering, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Amber Holle, chemical engineering, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Jaden Kasitz, mechanical engineering, mathematics, Wichita, Kansas

Landen Keffer, chemical engineering, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Jennifer Litchfield, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, Midwest City, Oklahoma

Erin Yen, architecture, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Wanying Zheng, civil engineering, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Spears School of Business

Ariane Ballner, management, Elmshorn, Germany

Chance Cain, accounting, finance, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Lane Fanning, finance, Laverne, Oklahoma

Kelly Hirschbuehler, hospitality and tourism management, St. Louis, Missouri

Cierre Jones, accounting, finance, Midwest City, Oklahoma

Blaze McMellian, accounting, finance, Argyle, Texas

Parker Strickland, finance, accounting, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Maximum Waller, finance, accounting, Tulsa, Oklahoma

*Major is part of two academic colleges; students listed under both colleges

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s student awards program, visit http://ORANGECONNECTION.org/studentawards.

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association serves more than 260,000 alumni, students and friends with programs for Cowboys of all ages. Through the Alumni Association, Cowboys get involved with the OSU family, stay informed of alumni and campus news, give back to support university initiatives and show their pride in America’s Brightest Orange.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 34,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 100 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 275,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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