USAO Presents Fourth Annual Drover Awards to Highlight Student Achievement
The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma handed out its fourth annual Drover Awards, which celebrate students who have done outstanding work on campus, in the community, or shown exceptional skills in creative problem-solving and critical thinking.
“It is of critical importance that we make every effort to recognize the tremendous work that our students do every day,” said President John Feaver. “The young people who have earned these awards have given an incalculable amount of energy in the service of this institution’s educational and civic ideals, far beyond that which is normally expected of college students. They serve as a shining example to their peers and to anyone else seeking to understand that value of what we do at USAO.”
Destinee Asbill, Cum Laude
Madison Austin, Cum Laude
Daniel Buster, Cum Laude
Aubrey Ruttman, Cum Laude
Reggie Thompson, Cum Laude
Abigail Davis, Magna Cum Laude
MacKenzie Freeman, Magna Cum Laude
Lacey Dutton, Summa Cum Laude
Jonathan Fenhaus, Summa Cum Laude
Bethany Goulet, Summa Cum Laude
Madelyn Primeaux, Summa Cum Laude
Cassidy Sturgeon, Summa Cum Laude
Graduating President’s Leadership Council
The Green and Gold Award recognizes those who show their USAO pride by excelling in academic pursuits, encouraging school spirit, and volunteering both on- and off-campus at games and other special events.
Green and Gold Award
Kalique St. Jean
The Good Neighbor Award recognizes students who develop relationships with their neighbors and strive to embody a commitment to giving back to society. They also live purposely by educating themselves and other students through exemplary leadership, organization and hospitality.
Good Neighbor Award
The Drover Difference Maker Award recognizes a student who has taken strides to make a difference in the lives of those they come into contact with on campus and who truly demonstrates why it’s great to be part of the USAO family.
Drover Difference Maker Award
The Student Employee of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a student employee to a department or office at USAO.
Student Employee of the Year Award
The Unsung Hero Award recognizes a student who works behind the scenes of a successful student organization, athletic team, group or residential community and who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis without expectation of recognition.
Unsung Heroes Award
Madalyne Rain Gutzmer
The Rising Star Award recognizes a first- or second-year student who has yet to hold an executive position in a student organization but has demonstrated great promise in the area of leadership by taking initiative and making a positive impact on that organization.
Rising Star Award
The Drover Award is a prestigious honor for senior student leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, a strong commitment to USAO’ mission and dedication to fostering a positive and inclusive environment over the course of their career at the university.
John H. Feaver Award