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Eastern students named to 2016 All-Oklahoma Academic Team, receive scholarships and tuition waivers

4/5/2016

WILBURTON, OK (April, 5 2016) – Three Eastern Oklahoma State College students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic success at a special luncheon hosted by the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges at the State Capitol.

Kareesa Kennedy, a sophomore mathematics and business administration major from Buffalo Valley, and Kelsey Chambers, a sophomore agriculture economics major from Tushka, were named to the All-Oklahoma Academic Team. Both students will receive $850 cash scholarships to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall.

The All-Oklahoma Academic Team is co-sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges. Two students from each two-year college in Oklahoma are selected for the team based on their academic performance and service to the college and community. To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president and have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

Freshman Katie Thompson, a physical science major from Eufaula, was also honored with a $1,000 tuition waiver that will be applied towards her next year at Eastern.

Eastern President Dr. Stephen E. Smith accompanied Kennedy and Thompson at the prestigious event, where they were each awarded a commemorative medallion and certificate. Chambers was unable to attend.


Eastern sophomore Kareesa Kennedy of Buffalo Valley was recently named to the All-Oklahoma Academic Team and will receive scholarships to continue her education. She was joined at the presentation by Eastern President Dr. Stephen E. Smith.


Eastern freshman Katie Thompson of Eufaula received a $1,000 scholarship from the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges. Eastern President Dr. Stephen E. Smith joined Thompson at the presentation.

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