The University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts recently awarded scholarships to Edmond residents in recognition of their academic excellence and outstanding service to the university.

Local students include: Angela Arcos, Edward Callery, Anna Dore, Janessa Egler, Shannon Gogel, Tasneem Hasan, Peter Kavourgias, Sarah Lauffenburger, Miranda Moore, Lauren Morris, Rachel Perrault, Joshua Richardson, Addison Simpson-Lewis, Joy Tucker, Kressley Werth, Mason  Werth and Erin Yusko.

Arcos, an English/creative writing major, received theBarbara Kay Gilmore Endowed Scholarship for English.

Callery, an English/creative writing major, received theBarbara Kay Gilmore Endowed Scholarship for English and the Dr. Dean Everett Scholarship.

Dore, an English/creative writing major, received theCarol Hamilton Creative Writing Scholarship.

Egler, a photographic arts major, received theMcLaughlin Family Endowed Scholarship in Photography.

Gogel, a gerontology major, received theJudy Leitner Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology.

Hasan, a gerontology major, received theEdmond Senior Community Foundation Scholarship in Gerontology.

Kavourgias, a history/museum studies major, received theCarolyn Pool Scholarship in Museum Studies.

Lauffenburger, a mass communication/professional media major, received theJoe Hight Award.

Moore, a geography major, received thePugh Family Pioneer in Geography Scholarship. 

Morris, a mass communication/professional media and English – creative writing major, received theAdam Luke Worden Memorial Endowed Scholarship for English and the Barbara Kay Gilmore Endowed Scholarships for English.

Perrault, a sociology/substance abuse studies major, received the Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Substance Abuse Studies Scholarship, and thePanera Bread Liberal Arts Student Organization President Scholarship.

Richardson, an English/creative writing major, received theMartin, Wilson and Associates Endowed Scholarship in Creative Writing.

Simpson-Lewis, an English education major, received theBarbara Kay Gilmore Endowed Scholarships for English.

Tucker, a history/museum studies major, received theCaffee-Chesebrough Family Scholarship.

Werth, K., a modern languages/German major, received theNollert Family Scholarship in German Studies.

Werth, M., a humanities/philosophy major, received theAlumni and Faculty Scholarship for Philosophy, and the Vivian Lanier Scholarship for Humanities.

Yusko, a Spanish major, received theFinney Scholars Scholarship for Modern Languages.

“It is a thrill each year to present scholarships and awards to our outstanding Liberal Arts students,” said Catherine Webster, Ph.D., dean of Central’s College of Liberal Arts. “I am so grateful to our many donors who generously support these awards, as they relieve students’ financial burden to some degree, recognize their excellence in and out of the classroom and encourage them on their path to graduation.