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 Sydney Bahr

Sydney


Hometown:

Leawood, KS

Major:

Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Favorite Spot on Campus:

The top of the Student Union is my favorite spot. It's a quiet place to sit in the chaos of the school week. I frequently meet friends after class, study for upcoming exams and watch the beautiful Oklahoma sunsets from this spot.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

The people. The professors truly care about their students, the students encourage one another to succeed and the alumni continue to show up for gam edays. This community is so rare, and I'm extremely grateful to be part of it.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • YADA
  • Marketing Club
 Allison Booth

Allison


Hometown:

Mustang, OK

Major:

Hotel and Restaurant Administration

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Theta Pond! It's gorgeous and peaceful and I love being able to relax or study outside in a hammock.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love that the Cowboy family is so true and strong. The support system here, and from the entire Stillwater community, is incredible and continually encouraging.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • Student Foundation
  • Wine Forum of Oklahoma Committee
 Matt Burchard

Matt


 

Hometown:

Tulsa, OK

Major:

Industrial Engineering and Management

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is Theta Pond. It’s a great place to catch up with friends, relax after a long day or do some homework on a nice day. 

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being a Cowboy because everyone is on your team. Whether it’s faculty members always being willing to help with assignments, the friends you meet in class and sit with at football games, or the student tutor that helps you pass chemistry, everyone at OSU wants to help you achieve your goals.  

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
 Cam Close

Cam


Hometown:

Owasso, OK

Major:

Multimedia Journalism and Marketing 

Favorite Spot on Campus:

I really love Campus Life! It's nestled right on the second floor of the Student Union, so you have access to coffee and tons of little study spots. The best part is so many people come in and out of Union, it's almost guaranteed you'll see a smiling face you know!

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

Oklahoma State has always felt like home. The atmosphere is incredibly friendly and inclusive. The students, faculty and staff have all been so willing to come alongside me, encouraging and empowering me to become the best version of myself. We all work diligently toward our different goals with one similar mindset, we as one Cowboy family, are better together.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Student Government Associations
  • CowboyThon
  • Speakers Board
  • Greek Life
  • Spring Sing Steering
  • YADA
 Patrick Cortes

Patrick


 

Hometown:

Trophy Club, Texas

Major:

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Library Lawn because every time I walk by feels like the first time I stepped on OSU's campus. Also, during the school year, everyone plays with their dogs there.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an OSU Cowboy because of the community and atmosphere within Stillwater. The Cowboy family is real and I am so thankful for all the different ways OSU impacts my life. 

Organizations & Activities:
  • Greek Life
  • CowboyThon
 Caroline Cowles

Caroline


 

Hometown:

Rockfield, KY

Major:

Animal Science: Biotechnology

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is CASNR Village because of all the memories it brings back from freshman year. It brought about some rough nights studying for exams, tears from missing my family, but man, oh man, did I make my best friends there. The late nights and tears were shared with people I now consider family. 

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

Oklahoma State was not kidding when they said there is a sense of family on this campus. I absolutely love my Cowboy family. It makes it seem like I’m really not 11 hours from home because I have another side of my family right here in Stillwater. 

Organizations & Activities:

  • Block and Bridle
  • Undergraduate Research
 Carli Curtis

Carli


Hometown:

Wetumka, OK

Major:

Human Development and Family Sciences

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is Boone Pickens Stadium. There's nothing like walking in on game day and being surrounded by the Cowboy family, young and old. To top it off, singing the Alma Mater with your arms around your best friends after a Cowboy victory is the sweetest feeling.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being a Cowboy, because this family is real! When I think of the Cowboy family I think of joy, intentionality, discipleship, and most importantly, love! Since the moment I stepped onto campus for the first time I was embraced by people who embodied the qualities I listed above. Because of this and so much more, I can confidently say OSU is home!

Organizations & Activities:

  • The Honors College
  • CowboyThon
  • Countryside College Ministry
  • Greek Life
 Eleanor Doyle

Eleanor


Hometown:

Bixby, OK

Major:

Industrial Engineering and Management

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Edmon Low Library. I have spent so much time in the library, it holds a special place in my heart. My favorite part about it is that there are so many different spaces and environments to get work done. 

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an Oklahoma State Cowboy because the people and the university provide the perfect opportunity to grow and try new things. If you attend a club or event where you have never met anyone before, there is no need to worry because the people here embrace you and open their circle to you, so you never feel left out or alone.  

Organizations & Activities:

  • Intramurals
  • Order of Omega
  • Society of Industrial and System Engineers
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Greek Life
 Kayla Dunn

Kayla


 

Hometown:

 Stillwater, OK

Major:

Multimedia Journalism

Favorite Spot on Campus:

The Student Union - life happens there!

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

OSU has connected me with people and opportunities around the nation I never would have dreamed of. I genuinely feel that upon my graduation, the world will be my oyster because of what I have learned and experienced on campus.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Student Government Association
  • Greek Life
  • President's Leadership Council
  • Crew Team
 Carly Ferris

Carly


Hometown:

 Huntley, IL

Major:

Aviation Administration and Operation: Professional Pilot

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is on the Student Union Plaza, especially in the warmer months when everyone is sitting outside. It's such a central location on campus so it has everything you need around it. It's a great place to relax, run into friends, say hello and catch up!

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

OSU is my home away from home! I love being a Cowboy because everyone here is family. Being far from home is really difficult, but I know I'm always welcomed with open arms by the Cowboy family!

Organizations & Activities:

  • OSU Diamond Dolls
  • OSU Flying Aggies
  • Women In Aviation
  • Alpha Eta Rho
  • Greek Life
 Allye Gardner

Allye


Hometown:

 Marshfield, MO

Major:

Biochemistry and Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus in Library Lawn. You can look one direction and see our gorgeous library, Edmon Low, complete with the fountain. Looking the opposite direction, you can see the formal gardens and Student Union. The landscape is so pretty, as is the architecture of the buildings.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

OSU is home. Every single person you meet is friendly and wants to see how they can help you. The professors here truly care about you as a student, campus is gorgeous and the overall environment is inviting. It is not an exaggeration when people say you become part of the Cowboy family.

Organizations & Activities:

  • The Honors College
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • American Medical Student Association Club
  • Habitat for Humanity

Justine Gramling

Justine


Hometown:

 Edmond, OK

Major:

Marketing and Strategic Communications

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Theta Pond is one of my favorite spots on campus, because it truly embodies the tradition that has been carried on at OSU. It also makes a great study place! Plus I love to watch the ducks.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

Being an OSU Cowboy means being part of a supporting and welcoming family. This is my home away from home; the place where I can plant my roots and grow personally and professionally.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • American Marketing Association
  • Spears School of Business Student Council
  • The Honors College
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • National Society of Leadership & Success
  • Advertising Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Wine Forum of Oklahoma Executive

 

Jocelynn Johnson

Jocelynn


Hometown:

 Fairfield, Texas

Major:

 Business Economics (Pre-Law)

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is the fourth floor of the library because I’m able to study in a quiet setting and have a beautiful view of Library Lawn.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

The best thing about being an Oklahoma State Cowboy is experiencing the true Cowboy family. It’s almost indescribable, but I definitely feel like I have a home away from home here in Stillwater.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • Women of Standard
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Miss Black OSU Leadership Council
 Franklin Kaleka

Franklin


Hometown:

 Norman, OK

Major:

 Political Science, Philosophy and Psychology

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Library Lawn. It's one of the prettiest places on campus, and I love bringing my dog out there!  

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

The people I've met at OSU have had an indelible impact on my life. Each person has influenced my life and helped shape the person I am today. 

Organizations & Activities:

  • Psychology Club
  • Philosophy Honor Society
  • Young Democrats
  • Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Union Activities Board
 Kaitlyn Kirksey

Kaitlyn


Hometown:

 Stillwater, OK

Major:

 Human Development & Family Science

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is the Student Union. I love how there is always something going on and always someone to hangout or study with.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being a Cowboy because of the Cowboy family. I chose to come to OSU because I'm a firm believer in the "people make the place" mentality. I found my people here at Oklahoma State.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • Freshman Representative Council
  • President's Leadership Council
  • Human Sciences Scholar Leaders
  • CowboyThon
  • Camp Cowboy
  • Junior Greek Life
 Kelsey Lauerman

Kelsey


Hometown:

 Cushing, OK

Major:

 Human Development and Family Sciences

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is Monroe Street. I love walking down the brick road during the fall because all of the leaves are changing colors and everything is so pretty.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an Oklahoma State Cowboy because everyone has each other’s back. Being a Cowboy means being surrounded by people who are willing to help and support you whenever you need it.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Presidents Leadership Council
  • Greek Life
  • Human Sciences Student Council
 Sam LeWallen

Samuel


 

Hometown:

 Fort Worth, Texas

Major:

 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Old Central because I love the classic architecture of the building and all the trees around it!

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love that anywhere I go on campus I feel at home and can always find a friendly face!

Organizations & Activities:

  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Greek Life
  • The Honors College
Brittany Lippy

Brittany


Hometown:

 Lineboro, MD

Major:

 Animal Science: Biotechnology

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Formal gardens! This is where I fell in love with OSU and knew it was going to be my home for the next four years! Every season is different and the gardens look beautiful!  

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being a Cowboy because of the challenging, and yet, safe environment I am provided to grow and learn. I have learned so much about my area of study, as well as who I am as person. Each day I interact with someone new and each day is a beautiful day on campus! 

Organizations & Activities:

  • McKnight Scholars
  • OSU Meat Judging Team
  • Meat Science Club
  • Leaders in Excellence in Animal and Food Sciences
  • Animal Science Quadrathalon
  • Mortar Board
  • Alpha Zeta
  • Swine Club
 Alyssa McQuiston

Alyssa


Hometown:

Camden, OH

Major:

Agricultural Education

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is Theta Pond. I love spending time there with friends, whether we are studying or just hanging out. It is a great spot to relax and enjoy the view!

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an Oklahoma State Cowboy because it is a sense of family no matter where you go. It about being more than just a student, its about being in the Cowboy family. It's something that won't leave me once I graduate and leave Stillwater.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Collegiate FFA
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau
 Gentry Meyer

Gentry


 

Hometown:

 Leedey, OK

Major:

Chemical Engineering

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is the fountain in front of the Edmon Low Library. From this spot, there's a great view of the library and Formal Gardens, where you can see all of the gorgeous landscaping. During Homecoming week, this fountain is dyed orange, making it one of the most spirited spots on campus.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

Coming from a town of less than 500 people, Stillwater was a big change. However, when I first stepped foot on campus I was welcomed into the Cowboy family with open arms. The people make Stillwater and Oklahoma State feel like home.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Homecoming Steering Executive Team
  • Student Foundation
  • Speakers Board
 Zac Quinby

Zac


Hometown:

Woodward, OK

Major:

Architecture

Favorite Spot on Campus:

The Student Life Lounge in the Student Union because no matter what time of day it is, you will find one of your friends in there. It's also well lit with natural light and has a light rumble to the space. 

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being a Cowboy because no matter where you go on campus people are accepting and welcoming of any individual. 

Organizations & Activities:

  • Presidents Leadership Council
  • The American Institute of Architecture Students
 Kiah Rhoads

MacKiah


Hometown:

Cleveland, OK

Major:

Elementary Education

Favorite Spot on Campus:

The library in the basement of Willard Hall. It’s full of kids books and resources that make my life a lot easier when it comes to class assignments, and it’s a great place to study! 

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

OSU not only teaches you how to be a good student, but it also gives you opportunities to better yourself outside the classroom through clubs, leadership opportunities and much more. I think OSU creates a unique atmosphere where a diverse population can thrive. 

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • College of Education, Health and Aviation Ambassadors
  • Elementary Educators of Tomorrow
 Patrick Steichen

Patrick


 

Hometown:

Tulsa, OK

Major:

Mechanical Engineering

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Theta Pond is my favorite spot on campus, because it's so beautiful! Walking through this area helps me relax and clear my mind. Also, you never know what squirrels, geese or other wildlife you'll run across.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being a Cowboy because of the people. From the moment I first stepped on campus, I knew that I was apart of a family that truly cared for each other. I found people who will look after me and push me to succeed.

Organizations & Activities:

  • CowboyThon
  • Greek Life
  • CEAT Student Counselor
  • Mortar Board Honor Society
 Carson Taber

Carson


Hometown:

Edmond, OK

Major:

Marketing & Management (Pre-Med)

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Theta Pond because it is so peaceful and you get to be surrounded by nature.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an OSU Cowboy because Oklahoma State feels like home. Every student or alumnus I have met are proud to be a Cowboy, and they are happy you are, too.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Business Scholar Leaders
  • Student Alumni Board
  • Student Foundation
  • Homecoming Steering
 Hannah Walsh

Hannah


Hometown:

Tulsa, OK

Major:

Strategic Communication

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on campus is Theta Pond. I love the outdoors and it's always so beautiful no matter the time of year. It's a great place to relax, study or throw a frisbee!

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an OSU Cowboy because of the incredible people here who I am encouraged and surrounded by. I've made friendships here that I know will last a lifetime. I'm continually motivated and inspired by the people I have met here at OSU. It really is a Cowboy family!

Organizations & Activities:

  • CowboyThon
  • Freshman Follies Steering
  • Varsity Revue Steering
  • Intramurals
  • Greek Life
Ben Watson

Ben


Hometown:

Oklahoma City, OK

Major:

Human Development and Family Science

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Library Lawn. On a nice fall or spring day, you will find me laying on the lawn, with a book in hand, and not a care in the world. 

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an Oklahoma State Cowboy because the community is unlike any that I have ever experienced. The people here uplift, challenge and support me on a daily basis. Whether it is the faculty, staff or fellow students, everyone genuinely wants to watch you grow. 

Organizations & Activities:

  • CowboyThon
  • President's Leadership Council
  • Undergraduate Research
  • The Honors College
Lindsey Wethington

Lindsey


Hometown:

Lawrence, KS

Major:

Physiology

Favorite Spot on Campus:

My favorite spot on the OSU campus is Theta Pond, because I love walking by it in the morning and seeing all of the animals. It's a great way to start off the day.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I truly believe that there is no place quite like OSU. The community is incredible, and I've never met nicer people. There are so many ways to get involved and meet people. The academics are also really wonderful. I've had the privilege to study under some amazing professors who have encouraged me to work hard and follow my passions.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • The Table