Southeastern recognizes Top 10 Freshmen

Southeastern president Thomas Newsom joined the Top 10 Freshman Award recipients for a group photo. Front row, left to right, Madison Saunders, Chloe Miller, Mason Phillips, Emma Quintana, and Alaura Gilmore. Back row, Rachel Goade, Dottie Fuhr, Maci Bookout, Lauren Beason, and Faith Isenberg. Photo credit: Southeastern.


DURANT – Southeastern Oklahoma State University recognized the recipients of the Top 10 Freshman Award Friday afternoon during a ceremony and reception in the Hallie McKinney Ballroom.

Southeastern president Thomas Newsom and executive director of the center for student success  Marlin Blankenship offered remarks in congratulating  the students.

The awards are based on academics, leadership, campus involvement, and letters of recommendation, and were presented to students who were freshmen in 2020.

Following are the Top 10 Freshman award recipients:

  • Lauren Beason, from Lexington, Oklahoma, marketing major
  • Emma Quintana, McAlester, pre-med in Biology and Chemistry
  • Alaura Elizabeth Gilmore, Antlers, political science
  • Chloe Miller, Frogville, English Education
  • Dottie Fuhr, Sherman, Texas, theatre acting and directing and musical theatre
  • Rachel Goade, Anna, Texas, business
  • Madison Saunders, McKinney, Texas, aviation management and safety
  • Maci Bookout, Royse City, Texas, Elementary Education
  • Faith Isenberg, Kingston, Early Childhood Education
  • Mason Phillips, Durant, aviation

The Top 10 Freshman event is sponsored by the Academic Advising and Outreach Center and SE Freshman Programs.

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