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Seniors of Significance Named for 2016-17

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.

Congratulations to Dillon Johnson on being recognized as a Senior of Significance by the OSU Alumni Association.

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association has named 43 students as OSU Seniors of Significance for the 2016-2017 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 OSU Alumni Association is proud to recognize these seniors for the achievements they've made during their time at OSU," says Chris Batchelder, Alumni Association president and CEO. "We look forward to seeing them excel as part of the OSU alumni family after they graduate."

The 43 students represent the top one percent of the graduating class including all six OSU undergraduate colleges. A public reception to recognize the winners and their families was held on November 21 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Dillon Johnson Senior of Significance
OSU Alumni Association - Seniors of Significance Named for 2016

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

Julia Benbrook, Multimedia Journalism, Woodward, Okla.
Eric Brinkman, Mechanical Engineering, McKinney, Texas
Ryan Brinkman, Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace Engineering, McKinney, Texas
Price Buckley, Mechanical Engineering, Tulsa, Okla.
Jordan Burns, Chemical Engineering, Wichita, Kan.
Allison Christian, Animal Science, Duncan, Okla.
Lauren Clark, Agribusiness, Eagle, Idaho
Megan Coder, Finance, Tulsa, Okla.
Rachel Davis, Chemical Engineering, Fort Smith, Ark.
Codi Demere, Nutritional Sciences/ Human Nutrition Pre-Med, Canyon, Texas
Katelin Fath, Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Stillwater, Okla.
Eric Fleet, Architectural Engineering/ Spanish, Edmond, Okla.
Addi Freiner, Elementary Education, Tulsa, Okla.
Stephanie Hall, Human Development and Family Science, Tulsa, Okla.
Emily Henning, Architecture Engineering /Spanish, Wichita, Kan.
Ashton Hierholzer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Heath, Texas
Michele Higgins, Chemical Engineering, Spring, Texas
Bethany Howard, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Elmore City, Okla.
Ridge Howell, English, Checotah, Okla.
Austyn Iven, Sports Media, Stillwater, Okla.
Austin Johnson, Finance, Afton, Okla.
Chelsey Johnson, Strategic Communications & Political Science, Cottonwood, Minn.
Dillon Johnson, Agribusiness/ Plant & Soil Sciences, Afton, Okla.
Jacquelyn Lane, Chemical engineering, Beulah, Colo.
Katie Lippoldt, Agribusiness, Kingfisher, Okla.
Lorena Mayorga, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Hinton, Okla.
Ryan Neal, Chemical Engineering, Elgin, Okla.
Anna O'Hare, National Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Autumn Only A Chief, Nutritional Sciences-Allied Health, Pawnee, Okla.
Kelsey Ray, Accounting, Tulsa, Okla.
Garrett Reed, Agribusiness, Locust Grove, Okla.
Gerardo Rico/Cervantes, Marketing and International Business, Anadarko, Okla.
Sarah Sauer, Nutritional Sciences Pre-Dental Science Highland, Village, Texas
Tyler Schnaithman, Agricultural Economics, Garber, Okla.
Ricki Schroeder, Agricultural Leadership & Agribusiness, Nash, Okla.
Ashley Simeson, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Delano, Minn.
Maci Slater, Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Davis, Okla.
Chandler Steele, Animal Science, Midland, Mich.
Lawson Thompson, Agricultural Education, Medford, Okla.
Tiffany Thurmond, Marketing/ Management, Edmond, Okla.
Carson Vinyard, Agribusiness, Altus, Okla.
Jason Wetzler, Agricultural Education, Clackamas, OR
Courtney Wolfe, Architecture, Lucas, Texas

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s student awards program, visit