Normally we would be honoring our Undergraduate students with a ceremony in front of their peers, friends, family, and other OSU community. However, due to recent circumstances, we've chosen to postpone our annual awards ceremony indefinitely, and would like you to join us in congratulating our Undergraduate awardees here!
From our Department Head, Dr. Tamara Mix,
"While we would have usually celebrated our graduate student awards with a ceremony, snacks, too-sweet punch, kind words given in person, and lots of hugs, we won’t be able to do that this year.
Instead, please join me in congratulating and showing some (distance) love to all of our awardees!
It all started because of their high school prom. Sorry readers, this isn’t a love story. Daniel and Haley didn’t even know each other! Daniel had a friend that wanted to go with Haley's friend, but Hayley's friend would only go if Haley went, so naturally Daniel helped out his friend and took Haley. They didn’t know anything about each other, much less did they know they’d become friends, end up majoring in the same thing at the same University, and running for Student Body President and Vice President.
In 1981, Dr. David Knottnerus received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Following those years, in 1988, Dr. Knottnerus would begin to call Oklahoma State University, and the town of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Home.
Present day, 2019, his contribution to the field of Sociology, including research, publications, teaching, and service for the University goes without being unnoticed.
Taylor Lopez, Adrianna Rowden, and Haley Smith all three agree that the most satisfying part of the whole competition was being able to apply their knowledge they’ve gained from Sociology courses here at Oklahoma State University towards a real world problem.
What competition are we talking about?