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Celebrating Liberal Arts Student Achievements

Students in the College of Liberal Arts make a difference every day -- in their communities AND in their fields of study. Here are just a few of the recent accomplishments of CLA students and former students.

  • Dylan Billings has been accepted into the doctoral program in political science at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Wang Yuxin, a former UCO political science student has been accepted into the Master's Program in General Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Clarissa Everly, a geography major, was selected as a participant in the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Hyperspectral Imaging (IDREHSI) undergraduate summer research at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Cedar Falls, Iowa.
  • Alyce Vigil’s thesis, “The Big Break: Race and Gender in Pawnee Bill’s Wild West, 1888-1913,” received the Best Thesis in Oklahoma History at the Oklahoma Historical Society conference in Stillwater. In addition, as a UCO graduate, she published an article this year in The Chronicles of Oklahoma based on a chapter in her thesis.
  • Michael Molina, a UCO graduate, published an encyclopedia with Dr. Li entitled Oil: A Cultural and Geographic Encyclopedia of Black Gold, by ABC-CLIO Publisher (Santa Barbara, CA: 2014).
  • David Cea has been accepted by the Graduate Program at the University of Chicago and received a full tuition scholarship. David was also awarded the Phi Alpha Theta Outstanding Student Award for academic year 2013-14.
  • Jeffrey Campbell won first place for Non-US History, Undergraduate paper at the OAPH/Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Jeffrey’s paper was on “The Lodz Ghetto: Struggle for Survival During Nazi Occupation.”
  • Mehrijemal Saburova won third place for Non-US History, Undergraduate paper at the OAPH/Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Mehrijemal’s paper was on “The Failure of Russia’s First Revolution.”
  • Melissa Bettes received a Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activity Grant (RCSA) for 2013-14, to work on the writings of Josephine Butler. 
  • Cheryle Caffee received a Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activity Grant (RCSA) for 2013-14, which helped support her research in London.