The Edmond Sun

University Life

September 4, 2012

9-5 University Life in brief

EDMOND — Local students graduate SWOSU

A total of 163 students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University complete requirements for either associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees this summer on the Weatherford and Sayre campuses.

Students who complete their degrees include:

Joshua Fulgium of Edmond, A.S. in Wildland Firefighting and B.S. in Parks And Recreation; Kristi Ibarra of Edmond, B.S. in Nursing; Nitah Kinjah of Edmond, B.S. in Health Sciences; Marilyn Clark of Guthrie, B.S. in Nursing; Teresa Ezersky of Guthrie, M.ED. in Parks & Recreation Management.

Paty makes Dean’s List at Sam Houston State

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Zachary Paty, a senior kinesiology major from Edmond, was named to the Dean’s List at Sam Houston State University for the 2012 Spring semester. The Dean’s List is comprised of full-time undergraduate students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester. The university is located in Huntsville, Texas.

Epperson wins grocers scholarship

Joe Epperson of Edmond recently won a $500 OK Grocers Scholarship for his academic and extracurricular activities. He attends the University of Oklahoma and is majoring in chemical engineering.

The Harding Charter Prep graduate was an AP scholar with distinction and earned 42 credit hours from AP classes. He was a National Merit semi-finalist, a three-year member of the debate team in high school, won the state regents scholarship, an OU scholarship and the Harding Alumni Association scholarship.

Epperson spent the summer of 2011 at Stanford, and went to Jordan two years ago with 4 Star Debate program.

Oklahoma Grocers Association is a member and partner in education with the Made in Oklahoma Coalition.

Dodd receives scholarships to OCU

Harley Dodd, a 2012 Deer Creek High School graduate, has been accepted to Oklahoma City University.

Dodd is 1/8 Choctaw and is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He received scholarships from OCU’s American Indian Scholarship Fund and from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Dodd was part of OCU’s “Mind the Gap” program this summer, which helps students to learn to build community relationships on campus and through community service, to enrich and to understand the value and diversity in their academic endeavors and to work toward the goal of becoming effective student leaders both on campus and in the public community.

Dodd plans to study Kinesiology at Oklahoma City University. He plans to apply for Physical Therapy school after completing the bachelors program.

He is the son of David and Monique Dodd of Edmond, and the grandson of Lawrence and Peggy Noel of Shawnee and Johnny and Carla Dodd of Guthrie.

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