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The School of Marketing and International Business faculty hand-selects students who have gone beyond the traditional college experience to broaden their education.
Lead Riders honors graduating marketing and international business seniors who are academically outstanding, active in their communities, positively impact the organizations they are involved in and represent OSU and Spears Business well.

1160STUDENTS

in the School of Marketing and International Business.

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we have highlighted our students in Lead Riders.

Our students

  • Emily Beth Alexander

    Hometown: Canadian, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.79

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022 

     

    Employment: 

    Georgia Pacific, Atlanta,

    Chamber of Commerce, Stillwater,

    Made in Oklahoma Coalition, Oklahoma City,

    Pratt Feeders, Buffalo, Oklahoma,

    Alexander’s Grocery and Deli, Canadian, Texas

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Women For OSU Scholar,

    McKnight Scholar Leader,

    McKnight Scholar Leader Mentor,

    Top 5 Student Employee of the Year,

    Worship Leader for Life.Church,

    SASA Youth Volunteer Coach,

    Student Network,

    OSU Alumni Ambassador,

    President’s Partner

     

    Emily has a passion for small businesses. She has the proven ability to elevate their marketing presence in their individual industries, growing both sales and profits. After earning a dual degree in marketing and management and her Certificate in Sales and Service Excellence, she intends to pursue a career that serves others.

     

    "Emily is an outstanding example of both a well-rounded student and leader.”

    Kim Booker, Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Jacob Von Ankney

    Hometown: Harrah, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.94

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Bath and Body Works, Stillwater,

    Oklahoma County Election Board, Oklahoma City,

     

    Other: 

    Presidents Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Boeing Scholarship,

    Charles Franklin Endowed Scholarship,

    Academic Excellence Scholarship

     

    After earning both management and marketing degrees with a minor in political science, Jacob intends to dive headfirst into the world of management. His focus is on using the skills he learned at OSU to further a career in the business world that he aspires to climb the corporate ladder.

     

    “Jacob is extraordinarily focused and dedicated; he will get results.”

    Justin Lawrence, Assistant Professor

  • Madison Amber Aquino

    Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.63

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Securitas Security Services, Tulsa,

    Sonic Drive-In, Tulsa

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Freshman Research Scholar,

    Beta Alpha Chi, Co-Founder and Vice President,

    Cowboy Marching Band Section Leader,

    President, Tau Beta Sigma Alpha Chapter,

    Treasurer, Kappa Delta Chi Beta Iota Chapter

    Certificate in Sales and Service Excellence,

    Peer Mentor, Spears School of Business,

    The Baton Award, Tau Beta Sigma,

    ALTO Publication Copy Editor,

    Human Resource Management Association.

     

    Madison Aquino came to OSU because she fell in love with the culture and warmth she found here. After achieving her goal of earning degrees in both management and marketing, she intends to attend graduate school for her MBA.

     

    The leadership skills Madison has honed through her time in the OSU Marching Band will be an asset for life!”

    Todd Arnold, Professor

  • Janet Corrinne Bayer

    Hometown:Leander, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.66

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater,

    Chili's Bar & Grill, Stillwater,

    The Reserve, San Antonio

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Out-of-State Transfer Achievement Scholarship,

    Cagle Study Abroad Scholarship,

    M.B. Seretean School Scholarship,

    Intramural Athletics.

     

    Janet is from a small town, currently a full-time student and a full-time employee at Meridian Technology Center. Janet's long-term goal is to own and operate a non-profit sanctuary in a third world country. She believes that her time at OSU has prepared her for the next step in her journey of life. Janet will be forever grateful for the friends, experience and opportunities she gained at OSU.

     

    "Janet is a delightful person with big dreams and a demonstrated history of hard work. She is passionate with the drive to achieve. I am cheering for her" -Tom Brown

  • Abigail Faith Benedict

    Hometown: Prosper, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.96

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Paycom, Dallas,

    Eight-11 Place, Frisco, Texas,

    Camp War Eagle, Rogers, Arkansas,

     

    Other:

    President's Honor Roll,

    Marketing club.

     

    Abigail Benedict is a fourth generation Cowboy. After achieving her goal of earning a degree, she intends to dive into the corporate environment in search of a marketing role. Her love for art and out-of-the box thinking draws her towards social media specialist roles as well as creative strategy positions. In ten years, Abigail hopes to be in a position that she adores while having time to be outside, explore, create, and cherish everyday life.

     

    “Spend just a few minutes with this wonderful person and you’ll remember Abigail. She’s bright, compassionate, goal-oriented, and engaging. ” -Justin Lawrence

  • Jordan Taylor Boatman

    Hometown: Cypress, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.82

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    ISN, Dallas,

    Spears School of Business , Stillwater,

    Eastin Center for Career Readiness, Stillwater,

     

    Other: 

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Out of State Achievement Award,

    Marketing Club,

    Order of Omega.

     

    Jordan is double majoring in marketing and management and has been involved in several organizations throughout her time here at Oklahoma State. After earning her degree, she plans on stepping into the professional world in a position that works closely with customer relations.

     

    “An empathetic leader who gets fully invested in her occupation. Jordan will drive growth in the business.” -Kevin Voss

  • Max W Braht

    Hometown: Richardson, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.90

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Oklahoma State University Honors College, Stillwater,

    Briggs Equipment, Dallas ,

     

    Other: 

    Honors College,

    President's Honors Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Out-of-State Achievement Scholarship,

    B. Curtis Hamm Scholarship,

    Sports Management Scholarship,

    Student Athlete Academic Achievement Award,

    All BIG 12 Academic 1st Team,

    Free Enterprise Society,

    Marketing Club,

    Chess Club,

    Student Athlete Advisory Council,

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes,

    OSU Track and Field,

    All BIG 12 Heptathlon and Decathlon.

     

    After graduation, Max plans on pursuing a higher-level degree through the Watson Graduate School of Management. Obtaining a master’s degree has always been Max’s dream and he is incredibly excited to turn that dream into a reality here at OSU.

     

    “In the face of change that demands personal growth, Max is fearless. He will embrace reality and achieve his goals.” -Kevin Voss

  • Zachary Chase Bridges

    Hometown: Elgin, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.81

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    State Farm, Stillwater,

    Inceed, Tulsa,

    Greek House Custom Apparel, Santa Monica,

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    President's Distinguished Scholarship,

    Academic Excellence Scholarship,

    FarmHouse Fraternity - IFC Chairman,

    FarmHouse Fraternity - Activities Chairman,

    Center for Sales and Service Excellence,

    Sales Club,

    Blue Key Honor Society,

    Cowboython,

    Business News Club.

     

    Zach is a double major in management and marketing with a minor in sports management, and he is earning a Professional Sales Certificate from the Center for Sales and Service Excellence. After graduation, Zach intends to pursue a career that will enable him to utilize the valuable skills and knowledge he acquired at Oklahoma State.

     

    “Zach’s business development work experience coupled with his academic and leadership achievement will take him far.” -Kim Booker

  • Katya Tetyana Bulawka

    Hometown: Keller, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.83

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Spears School of Business, Stillwater,

    Quentin Minor, Keller , Texas,

    Duprees, Stillwater,

     

    Other: 

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Marketing Club,

    Zeta Tau Alpha Member,

    Intramural Sand Volleyball,

    Intramural Flag Football,

    Intramural Indoor Volleyball,

    Global Student of the Month.

     

    Katya is pursuing a degree in management and marketing. After earning her degree, Katya intends to work in social media or digital marketing. She will combine the knowledge learned through the Spears School of Business with her personal passion for digital content creation.

     

    “A visible and vocal leader who is definitely in the people business. Her future is limitless.” -Kevin Voss

  • Lauren Marie Bush

    Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.86

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Business Student Success Center, Stillwater,

    United States Department of State, Rome, Italy,

    Reagan Presidential Foundation, Simi Valley, California,

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    President's Leadership Council,

    Academic Excellence Scholarship,

    Harry and Maxine Wiese Scholarship,

    B Curtis Hamm Endowed Scholarship,

    Mortar Board,

    Order of Omega,

    President, Kappa Kappa Gamma,

    Vice President, Business Consulting Club,

    Vice President, Spears School of Business Ambassadors,

    National Panhellenic Council Judicial Board,

    Freshman Representative Council,

    Big XII Liaison for Student Government Association,

    Junior Greek Leadership,

    Top Ten Freshmen Women.


    Because of her involvement on campus, she has fostered a passion for leadership development, which has turned into a potential career interest. After graduation, Lauren plans to pursue a career in management

    consulting or corporate event planning- flexing both her innovative and creative side.

     

    “Lauren has a personality as big as Oklahoma! She goes "all-in" for any goal she chooses to pursue.” -Todd Arnold

  • Ryan B Caerbert

    Hometown: Big Fork, Montana

     

    GPA: 3.87

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Hilti North America, Plano, Texas,

    Summer Grove Thrift Shop, Shreveport, Louisiana,

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    West Commons Board of Directors.

     

    Ryan graduated high school at Byron Nelson in Trophy Club, Texas. After earning his degrees in Marketing and Management, he intends on working towards an MBA through OSU's online program while entering into the work force!


    “Ryan has as an amazing enthusiasm for learning that will serve him well in industry.” -Todd Arnold

  • Rebecka Shanell Cammon

    Hometown: Yukon, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.50

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    AT&T, Dallas,

    Greenwood School of Music, Stillwater,

    Oklahoma State Athletic Ticket Office, Stillwater,

     

    Other: 

    Miss Black OSU 2021,

    Deans Honor Roll,

    Paul and Ruth Jonas Scholarship,

    Dorothy & Gareld White Scholarship,

    Black Alumni Scholarship,

    Residential Housing Association,

    Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority,

    Delta Sigma Pi.


    Becka is a marketing major with a concentration in research and analytics. After earning her degrees

    from OSU, Becka intends to go on to become a marketing analyst in the entertainment industry.


    “Becka is going to make an extraordinary contribution to the employer lucky enough to hire her.” -Kim Booker

  • Charlee Alysa Cassidy

    Hometown: Wellsville, Missouri

     

    GPA: 3.94 

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment:

    Frito-Lay, Oklahoma City,

    Housing and Residential Life, Stillwater,

    Fire Protection Publications, Stillwater,

    Kate's Hallmark Shop, Mexico, Missouri

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Delta Sigma Pi,

    Peer Mentor,

    Business News Club,

    Resident Hall Association Board of Directors,

    Out of State Achievement Scholarship.

     

    Charlee’s original plans were to double major in Accounting and Fashion Merchandising, but after a semester she decided that International Business was a better fit. After earning her degree, Charlee

    hopes to obtain a position for a multinational corporation.


    “Charlee believes that if you work hard at something you can do it – and she has certainly proven that here at OSU! ” -Maribeth Kuzmeski

  • Zoe Rhiannon Chaffin

    Hometown: Pryor, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.47

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Cherokee Nation Entertainment, Catoosa,

    Bayou Bistreaux, Stillwater,

     

    Other: 

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    President’s Distinguished Scholar,

    Hunter Stone Endowed Scholar,

    J. Roy Thompson Endowed Scholar,

    Order of Omega,

    Pi Sigma Alpha,

    President, Alpha Chi Omega,

    Marketing Club,

    Spears Ambassador,

    Panhellenic Committees,

    Native American Student Association,

    OSU Peer Mentor,

    Spears Mentoring Program.


    Zoe is studying marketing with a minor in management. After graduation, she hopes to attend law

    school to accomplish her goal of passing the bar exam, becoming an attorney, and returning home to work for the Cherokee Nation.


    “Zoe is eagerly taking on new challenges with a gogetter attitude. She’s a team player that is a pleasure to interact with.” -Steven Shepherd

  • Reese Hadley Charles

    Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.90

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Cintas, Tulsa,

    Athleta, Tulsa,

    Thermal Specialties, Tulsa,

     

    Other: 

    Deans Honor Roll,

    Presidents Honor Roll,

    Academic Excellence Scholarship,

    Diamond Dolls.

     

    Reese is earning degrees in both international business and marketing. After graduation, she plans on

    attending law school to study business law. She hopes this future leads to continuous travel and many opportunities to use what she's learned at Oklahoma State to help and empower those around her.


    “Reese is a self-assured young professional equipped with tremendous knowledge and experience. She is ready for a challenge.” -Aditi Grover

  • Natalee Jo Daniels

    Hometown: Collinsville, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.71

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    C&C Chimney, Skiatook,

    Los Tres Hermanos, Collinsville,

    Warehouse Market, Skiatook

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    President's Leadership Society.

     

    Natalee is a business and marketing major. She really enjoys learning and intends on pursuing a Masters in Business Administration degree after she obtains her Bachelor of Science degrees in general business and marketing. Natalee then intends to find a job that she really enjoys until she is able to start a business of her own.


    “Natalee has overcome tremendous obstacles to make a bright future for herself.” -Zac Arens

  • Gino Lorenzo Fornaro

    Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

     

    GPA: 3.93

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Techtronic Industries Company, Denver,

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,

    Ralph Schomp Automotive, Highlands Ranch, Colorado,

     

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Out-of-State Achievement Scholarship,

    John & Mary Jane Sadler Endowed Award,

    IFC Scholarship Award Winner,

    Charles Franklin Endowed Scholar,

    Speakers Board,

    Spanish Club,

    Marketing Club,

    Sales Club


    Gino is a double major in marketing and sports management, and is also a double minor in international business and Spanish. Gino previously had three marketing internships with Ralph Schomp Automotive,

    American Transportation Insurance Group, and Techtronics Industries during which he developed his marketing skills.

     

    “Gino knows what he wants and is doing what it takes to get it. His long-held interest in sports

    drives him to pursue a career in sports marketing/management—and he’ll get there. He’s a very engaging person.” -Tom Brown

  • Timothy Luke Gonzalez

    Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.82 

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    United States Air Force, Tulsa

     

    Other:

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Gervais Endowment for Veteran Support Scholarship,

    Stately Affair Impact Tulsa Scholarship.


    Timothy pursued a marketing degree at Eastern University. After one year, he joined the Air Force and is currently stationed in Tulsa. After college, Timothy plans to obtain a Master's Degree in business data science and analytics so that he can develop new understandings of the world and people through data.


    “Timothy is highly disciplined and adept at accomplishing goals. He has a bright future.” -Kevin Voss

  • Lauren Hadnot

    Hometown: Wylie, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.93

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    ISN, Dallas,

    Edmon Low Library, Stillwater,

    Bath and Body Works, Wylie, Texas,

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    College of Business Scholarship,

    Out of State Achievement Scholarship,

    Student Union Activities Board,

    Community Mentor

     

    Lauren is pursuing a degree in marketing. At OSU she has been involved in various organizations on campus such as the Student Union Activities Board and Cowboython. After graduation, Lauren plans on pursuing a career in marketing or business development.


    “Lauren has a kind heart and optimism that shines through any situation!” -Todd Arnold

  • Julia Sanders Haley

    Hometown: Canadian, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.73

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Frito-Lay, Ft. Worth,

    Cahoot Coworking, Barcelona,

    Spears School of Business, Stillwater,

     

    Other: 

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    National Society of Collegiate Scholars,

    Sales Club Founding Member,

    Center for Service and Sales Excellence,

    Marketing Club,

    National Women’s Fraternity

     

    In her junior year of high school, Julia Haley was selected as an ambassador from her Rotary district to spend a year in Dijon, France. Following her year abroad, Julia attended OSU and embarked on her cowboy

    dream. She treasures the series of unforgettable memories that result from being a part of the cowboy family.


    “Julia has shown great leadership skills and no doubt will be successful at whatever she does.” -Maribeth Kuzmeski

  • Rhett Horne

    Hometown: Lyndon, Kansas

     

    GPA: 3.56

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    GR Roofing, Lyndon, Kansas,

    Midtown Properties, Stillwater

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Deans Honor Roll.

     

    Rhett is pursuing degrees in both marketing and management. After earning his Bachelor's degree, Rhett intends to move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to pursue a career in marketing.


    “Rhett is hard working, motivated, and willing to take on any role that he’s asked to carry out. He will make a great addition to any company.” -Justin Lawrence

  • Stephanie Alex Hughes

    Hometown: Plano, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.84

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    MarketCrest, Dallas,

    Transtar National Title, Plano, Texas,

    Moxie's Bar and Grill, Plano, Texas,

     

    Other: 

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Delta Sigma Pi,

    National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

     

    Alex is graduating a semester early with a double major in marketing and management. She plans on pursuing a career in either sales or marketing after graduation. One of Alex’s goals is obtaining a

    management position through her hard work, drive, and loyalty to the company. Her dream career is to work in medical sales or own a marketing agency because of her passion for helping others and dedication to leadership.


    “Alex is a friendly and driven professional with social media marketing tools. She will get the desired results... and then some.” -Kevin Voss

  • Caroline Sue Kelton

    Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas

     

    GPA: 4.0

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    ISN, Dallas,

    Primoris Services Corporation , Ft. Worth,

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,

     

    Other: 

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Achievement Scholarship,

    Spears School of Business Scholarship,

    Honors College,

    Business Student Council,

    Mentor Program.

     

    Caroline is pursuing a double major in marketing and management. Caroline is passionate about helping the youth of Stillwater through her work at a nonprofit daycare and volunteering with Payne County CASA. After graduation, she intends to pursue a career in marketing.


    “Caroline is an impressive professional with loads of skills. Have a short conversation with her and you’ll walk away impressed with her motivation to achieve—she’s not afraid to blaze her own trails.” -Tom Brown

  • Grant Thomas Lackey

    Hometown: Deer Creek, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.60

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Vizient, Inc. , Irving, Texas,

     

    Other: 

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    American Marketing Association,

    Advertising Club,

    Video Game Development Club,

    Intramural Indoor Volleyball Champion,

    YADA Bible Study Leader

     

    Grant is earning a degree in marketing research and analytics. Grant will be joining the 4+1 graduate program to obtain a master's in business analytics and data science. Grant wants to pursue a career as a player analyst for an esports organization or a professional sports team.


    “Grant is an innovative leader and trail blazer and a welcome addition to the Orange Book.” -Kim Booker

  • YoonKeun Lee

    Hometown: Yongin, Gyunggi, Republic of Korea

     

    GPA: 3.48

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Army, Republic of Korea

     

    Other: 

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Vice President, Korean Student Association.

     

    YoonKeun Lee has long been interested in the marketing industry, so he decided to pursue a degree in marketing at OSU. After earning his degree he hopes to work in the marketing, advertising, and sales fields.


    “YoonKeun is a promising student with a world of experience; he is ready for a challenge.” -Zac Arens

  • Lexie Eryn Lenderman

    Hometown: Gunter, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.63

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Business Student Success Center, Stillwater,

    Techtronic Industries Company, McKinney, Texas,

    University of Gymnastics, Sherman, Texas

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Order of Omega Honors Society,

    Spears School of Business Scholarship,

    Phi Mu Sorority,

    Junior Greek Leadership,

    Vice-President, Panhellenic Council


    Lexie is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in finance. Lexie has a passion for helping others and giving back to her community. She is involved in Greek Life holding positions in her sorority chapter and on the Panhellenic Executive Board. After earning her degree, she intends on pursuing her Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.


    “Lexie is a servant leader who has learned how to step out of her comfort zone and grow from her experiences in and out of the classroom.” -Jerry Rackley

  • Rachel Madden

    Hometown: Borger, Texas

     

    GPA: 4.0

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment:

    Hilti, Plano, Texas,

    Chick-fil-A, Stillwater,

    The Table OSU, Stillwater

     

    Other:

    President's Honor Roll,

    Spears Scholar Leader,

    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society,

    Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society,

    Freshman Research Scholar,

    OSU Marketing Club,

    The Table College Ministry.


    After earning degrees in marketing and strategic communications , she plans to pursue a career in marketing communications in the corporate or nonprofit sector. Rachel is passionate about writing, creating content and developing strategy to invite people into something bigger than themselves -

    whether into a cause, a community or a solution to a problem.


    “Rachel is one of those bright and tenacious students that makes OSU so proud.” -Zac Arens

  • Katie N. Major

    Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.83

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment:

    D2 Branding, Tulsa,

    Clarion Events Inc., Tulsa,

    SushiFork, Tulsa

     

    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Investment Club,

    Marketing Club,

    St. John's Student Center,

    Theta Homecoming Frenzy Teams,

    Intramural Sports


    Katie is earning a degree in marketing and plans to pursue a corporate marketing role with an established organization. She would like an opportunity that provides development and growth in preparation for a marketing management position.


    “Katie is personable, entrepreneurial, and has gained valuable marketing experience. She is a winner!” -Kim Booker

  • Catherine Elizabeth Cobb McCraw

    Hometown: Durant, Oklahoma


    GPA: 3.79

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment:

    Spears School of Business, Stillwater,

    LASSO Center, Stillwater

     

    Other:

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    The National Society of Leadership and Success,

    Phi Eta Sigma,

    Mortar Board,

    Order of Omega,

    Phi Alpha Delta,

    American Marketing Association at OSU,

    Student Union Activities Board,

    Mentor Collective,

    President’s Leadership Council


    Catie is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in business administration majoring in marketing with a minor in psychology. After graduation, she intends to earn an M.B.A degree.


    “Catie is an engaged leader who has a passion for policy making and charity. I am confident that she will make important contributions to societal wellbeing in the future.” -Xiang Fang

  • Makenna Katelin Munger

    Hometown: Katy, Texas


    GPA: 4.0


    Expected Graduation: May 2022


    Employment: 

    Perry Homes, Houston,

    KE Camps, Sugarland, Texas


    Other: 

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Delta Sigma Pi,

    Phi Kappa Phi


    Makenna is pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing and entrepreneurship. After graduation, she looks forward to finding a marketing career in real estate. Everything about it interests her and she hopes to become a marketing manager one day for a home builder


    “Loyal and true… but also driven to be the best. If she shoots for the stars, she will make it!” -Kevin Voss

  • Katelynn Marie O'Brien

    Hometown: Jenks, Oklahoma


    GPA: 3.60


    Expected Graduation: May 2022


    Employment: 

    ISN, Dallas,

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,

    OrangeTheory Fitness, Tulsa,


    Other: 

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Sales Club,

    Marketing Club,

    Center for Sales and Service Excellence,

    Officer of the Court


    Katelynn is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management as well as earning a Certificate in Professional Selling from the Spears Center for Sales and Service Excellence. After earning her degree, she intends to have a job in the sales field and continuing to help abused and neglected children.


    “Katelynn sets her goals and puts in the work to achieve them. She is tenacious, full of grit, and will make things happen.” -Justin Lawrence

  • Brynn Nicole Pendergrass

    Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.50 

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Rose Creek Golf Course, Edmond

     

    Other: 

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Freshman University Tuition Waiver Scholarship,

    Charles Franklin Endowed Scholarship,

    Shari Seibert Arnold Family Scholarship,

    Intramural Athletics


    Brynn Pendergrass is majoring in marketing and minoring in international business. After receiving her degree, Brynn plans on working in either the movie or streaming industries. From there, Brynn plans on learning and gaining knowledge from the best of the best in those industries to further her career.


    “We are very proud of Brynn because of her determination, personal growth, and character. She has a bright future ahead of her.” -Steven Shepherd

  • Jordan Casey Perkins

    Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.96

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Uline, Dallas,

    Associates of Internal Medicine, Stillwater,

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

     

    Other:

    President's List,

    Dean's List,

    Center for Sales and Service Excellence Certificate,

    Honors College,

    Sales Club,

    President, BYX Fraternity


    Jordan Perkins is proud to be a student at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University double-majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship and double-minoring in sales and business management. After graduation, Jordan plans on becoming a medical device sales representative in order to impact others.


    “Articulate, friendly, and courteous. A proven closer that you want representing your business and building relationships with your clients.” -Kevin Voss

  • Brendan Raper

    Hometown: Morrison, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.96

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Chris' University Spirit, Stillwater,

    American Fidelity, Oklahoma City

     

    Other:

    Honors College,

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society,

    President's Distinguished Scholarship,

    Spears Scholar Leaders,

    Spears Mentoring Program,

    Cowboy Cousins,

    Economics Society


    Brendan is a double major in international business and economics. After graduation, he intends to pursue an MBA or begin a career in global business development or operations. Brendan plans to work internationally in the future, so he hopes to find a role with a global company.


    “Brendan is an intelligent student who is excited and motivated for his next challenge.” -Miriam McGraugh

  • Kaitlyn Elizabeth Redding

    Hometown: Allen, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.90

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Dainty Hooligan Boutique, Stillwater,

    Rogers Healy Associates, Frisco, Texas,

    TGI Greek Customized Gear, Tulsa

     

    Other:

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    National Society of Leadership and Success,

    Marketing Club,

    Business News Club,

    Sales Club,

    E-Club,

    Freshman Follies,

    Varsity Review


    Kaitlyn Redding is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in entrepreneurship at the Spears School of Business. After earning a degree , she intends to move back to Texas and follow a career in digital marketing.


    “Kaitlyn has proven herself to be an adaptive problem-solver with great interpersonal and leadership skills. Moreover, her commitment to using these skills to help others is commendable.” -Steven Shepherd

  • Leah An Rider

    Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.97

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma City,

    U.S. Senate, Oklahoma City,

    Oklahoma City Zoo,

    Spears School of Business, Stillwater

     

    Other:

    President's Honor Roll,

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Honors College,

    Academic Excellence Scholarship,

    Don and Cathey Humphreys' Scholarship,

    OSU Student Foundation,

    Order of Omega,

    Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor,

    Freshman Follies Steering,

    Spring Sing Steering


    Leah is graduating with a marketing degree and a minor in management. She currently works as a Teaching Assistant for the Spears School of Business and as a Digital Media Intern for the Oklahoma

    City Zoo. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career related to her degree. One of her biggest goals is to work for is the Walt Disney Corporation.


    Leah's positivity is infectious and lifts everyone in her sphere of influence. She brings wonderful energy and creativity to everything she does.” -Jerry Rackley

  • Hailey Makenzie Schneider

    Hometown: Broken Arrow , Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.78

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Scott Rice, Broken Arrow,

    Dr. Robert Zoellner, Tulsa

     

    Other:

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Academic Excellence Scholarship,

    Net Impact,

    Marketing Club


    After earning her Bachelor's degree in marketing and human resource management, Hailey intends to continue living and working in the Tulsa metro area. She hopes to use her degree to better enhance her work environment and also the Tulsa community.


    “Hailey is a pool of untapped potential. We are confident that Hailey will be an asset to any company that can win her services.” -Kevin Voss

  • Ryan Grace Shannon

    Hometown: North Richland Hills, Texas

     

    GPA: 3.59

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Texas American Insurers, Hurst, Texas,

    HomeGoods, Southlake, Texas

     

    Other:

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Centennial Homecoming Campus Outreach Executive,

    Order of Omega,

    Homecoming Big Committee


    Ryan is a double major in marketing and sports management with a minor in entrpreneurship. She served as the Campus Outreach Executive for the 2021 Centennial Homecoming and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta where she served as the Assistant Philanthropy chair for two years. After achieving her goal of earning a degree from OSU, she intends to move back to Texas and a pursue a career in marketing.


    “Creative and interactive, Ryan will find new pathways to success. You want her on your team.” -Kevin Voss

  • Ella Madeleine Sicking

    Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.82

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Spears School of Business, Stillwater,

    Ellis and Ellis Law Firm, Stillwater,

    Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

     

    Other:

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Dean’s Honor Roll,

    Honor’s College,

    Academic Excellence Scholarship,

    Bob and Barbara Chitwood Scholar,

    Leader Scholarship,

    Joe B. Kreger Scholarship,

    Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship,

    Spears School of Business Scholar Leader Program,

    Spears School of Business Ambassador,

    Marketing Club,

    Order of Omega,

    American Association of University Women,

    Phi Alpha Delta

     

    Ella is a fourth generation Cowboy who will graduate with a double major in marketing and management and a minor in international business. She plans on attending law school and hopes to use her business degree to study corporate law.


    “People will be interested to know that Ella is a talented artist, exuberant student and passionate about the law.” -Miriam McGraugh

  • Hannah Michelle Tweed

    Hometown: Chouteau, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.90

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    Inceed, Tulsa,

    Lowe's, Stillwater,

    Shoppers Value Foods, Chouteau,

     

    Other:

    Dean's Honor Roll,

    Horse Judging Team,

    Center for Sales and Service Excellence


    Hannah is a marketing major and a member of the Center for Sales and Service Excellence. She was also a member of the 2020 World Champion Horse Judging Team and the Second High Individual overall. After earning her degree, Hannah intends to start her career in either sales or marketing and eventually return to school get her MBA.


    “Hannah is incredibly detail-oriented and driven to succeed. She has a very warm personality and will make an excellent colleague.” -Justin Lawrence

  • Meredith Grace Whitaker

    Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.66

     

    Expected Graduation: December 2021

     

    Employment: 

    Lincoln Hotel Group, Lincoln, Nebraska,

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Stillwater,

    Life.Church, Edmond

     

    Other:

    President’s Honor Roll,

    Spears Mentoring Program


    After earning her marketing degree, Meredith is looking forward to starting a career in social media or digital marketing and exploring what she can offer the world both professionally and personally. She hopes to continue striving for excellence as Oklahoma State University has so graciously taught her and be a light to those around her.


    “Meredith is authentic— talk to her for a few minutes and you’ll meet the real Meredith. She is a very capable, thoughtful professional who can connect with and care about others.” -Tom Brown

  • William James Yadon

    Hometown: Woodward, Oklahoma

     

    GPA: 3.92

     

    Expected Graduation: May 2022

     

    Employment: 

    ISN, Dallas,

    Kanakuk Kamps, Branson, Missouri,

     

    Other:

    Oklahoma State Scholar Society,

    Freshman Research Scholar,

    Cambridge Scholar Development,

    President's Distinguished Scholarship,

    B. Curtis Hamm Endowed Scholarship,

    President, OSU Student Foundation,

    Director, OSU Speakers Board,

    President's Leadership Council Facilitator,

    Business Student Council,

    Intramural Athletics,

    BSA Eagle Scout


    Will is currently pursuing degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship. He enjoys participating in student organizations and presently serves as President of the OSU Student Foundation and Director for the OSU Speakers Board. After graduation, Will intends to combine his business education with his passion for the

    medical field and pursue a career in orthopedic sales. Hoping to remain in Oklahoma during his career, Will wants to be actively involved in civic endeavors within the state and improve the lives of his fellow Oklahomans.


    “Will’s energy and involvement suggest the promise of a great leader.” -Justin Lawrence

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