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May 11, 2005

RSU Selects Inaugural Class of Students for Honors Program 

Several outstanding scholars from across the state have been named to the inaugural class of the Rogers State University Honors Program.

Beginning this fall, the RSU Honors Program will provide unique opportunities for students who have demonstrated high academic performance.

Students selected for the Honors Program will enroll in specialized honors classes with curriculum containing additional academic challenges. Opportunities also exist for the students to engage in joint research projects with faculty and other involvement within the student's area of academic interest.

The program also has a strong "service learning" emphasis that will allow students to engage in service with government agencies, social service agencies, or non-commercial entities.

The Honors Program students will receive a scholarship package that fully covers tuition, fees, books, on-campus housing and an annual stipend.

To be considered for the Honors Program, students must have received an ACT composite score of at least 25 and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3.

The first class of the RSU Honors Program include the following students, listed by their hometowns:

Bristow

Alysa Ernst, 2005 graduate of Bristow High School, daughter of James and Kristi Ernst of Bristow.

Megan Mudgett, 2005 graduate of Bristow High School, daughter of Mike and Pam Mudgett of Bristow.

Chickasha

Dena Pettijohn, 2005 graduate of Chickasha High School, daughter of Richard and Janet Pettijohn of Chickasha.

Claremore

Anna Doyle, 2005 graduate of Claremore High School, daughter of Michael and Clarice Doyle of Claremore.

Garry Flatt, 2005 graduate of Oologah High School, son of Garry and Sharon Flatt of Claremore.

Jill Street, 2005 graduate of Foyil High School, daughter of James and Barbara Street of Claremore.

Elk City

Desiree Mitchell, 2005 graduate of Elk City High School, daughter of Rebecca Mitchell of Elk City.

Foyil

Kayce Fairchild, 2005 graduate of Foyil High School, daughter of Gilbert and Sheila Fairchild of Foyil.

Oologah

Warren Addington, 2005 graduate of Oologah High School, son of David and Mary Lou Addington of Oologah.

Whitney Robison, 2005 graduate of Oologah High School, daughter of Randall and Carol Robison of Oologah.

Jennifer White, 2005 graduate of Oologah High School, daughter of Bryan and Terri White of Oologah.

Nowata

Jana Dunstan, 2005 graduate of Nowata High School, daughter of Lee and Vicki Dunstan of Tulsa and Debbie Dunstan of Independence, Mo.

Pryor

Jessica Harris, 2005 graduate of Pryor High School, son of William Harris of Tulsa and Karen Harris of Pryor.

Sapulpa

Melinda Coates, 2005 graduate of Sapulpa High School, daughter of Mollie and Ron Perry of Tulsa and Brad and Kim Coates of Sapulpa.

South Coffeyville/Wann

Kaleb Woolever of Wann, 2005 graduate of Oklahoma Union High School in South Coffeyville, son of Keith and Debra Woolever of Wann.

For more information about the RSU Honors Program, contact Dr. Jim Ford, program coordinator, at (918) 343-7749.