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May 2011

EOSC Student Named Among Top 30 Honor Society Students


EOSC Honor Society Student
Eastern Oklahoma State College President Steve Smith, right, commends Wilburton sophomore Laura Myers for her recent receipt of a national honor society award.

Eastern Oklahoma State College Sophomore Laura Myers from Wilburton was recently named among the top 30 honor society students from across the nation. Myers was honored with the 2011 Distinguished Chapter Member Award by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Honor Society.

This Hallmark Award is part of PTK’s competitive awards program that recognizes individuals and chapters for excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Myers was selected based on her embodiment of the Hallmarks of the Society through her chapter activities according to the PTK award listing.

“I am proud of her accomplishments,” chapter sponsor Brenda Kennedy praised. “She has put a lot of time and effort into various projects as a member of Eastern’s Theta Pi Chapter of PTK.”

She is only the second Eastern student in recent history to capture a national individual honor from the PTK honor society according to Kennedy. Myers follows the lead by former Eastern student Johni Beth Gibbs set in 2006 when she was named in the top 10 of the national honor society officers.

“I was so excited to hear I had won this award,” Myers confessed. “I couldn’t have done it without the help of Brenda Kennedy, who nominated me, and also my biology instructor, Dr. Patricia Ratliff, who wrote me a letter of recommendation.”

Myers, in addition to being involved with PTK, is in the Eastern Honors Program while she majors in life science. She is a Regents Scholar and has been named to the President’s and Dean’s honor rolls.

She is also active in the music and theatre departments on campus as well as other civic and service clubs and organizations.

Myers plans to attend Northeastern State University next year where she will major in organismic biology as an honors student.

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