(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, May 2, 2019) - The Oklahoma State University College of Education, Health and Aviation has announced its Top 10 Seniors for 2019, honoring students who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership, academic excellence and service. Recipients will be recognized at the college’s annual Excellence Awards reception on Friday, May 10 at 3 p.m. in Willard Hall on the OSU-Stillwater campus.
Shelbi Gambrell will graduate this month with a degree in elementary education, and she will begin her teaching career at Westwood Elementary School in Stillwater this August. Gambrell served on Education, Health and Aviation Student Council throughout her four years on campus, including serving as vice president and president of the organization. She spent two summers co-teaching as part of the OSU Choctaw Nation Summer Internship Program in Durant, Oklahoma, and she also implemented the Letters of Gratitude campaign, using personal testimonies and words of thank you to empower teachers across Oklahoma and beyond. Additionally, Gambrell was named Senior of Significance by the OSU Alumni Association.
“We are proudly committed to preparing and developing professionals who facilitate life-long learning and positively impact the world around them,” said Dr. Stephan Wilson, interim dean of the OSU College of Education, Health and Aviation. “These students have gone above and beyond during their time at OSU, and we value their contributions and celebrate their success and achievements. I know they will continue to do great things in their careers and within their communities.”