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 Sydney Bahr

Sydney Bahr


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 Booth


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
 Cam Close

Cam Close


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 Cortes


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. Go Pokes and go puppies.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an OSU Cowboy because of all the other Cowboys that go to school with me here in Stillwater . The Cowboy Family is real and its truly a blessing how OSU positively impacts my life day in and day out in so many ways.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • CowboyThon
  • CEAT Student Council
 Carli Curtis

Carli Curtis


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
 Kayla Dunn

Kayla Dunn


 Hometown:

 Stillwater, OK

Major:

Multimedia Journalism

Favorite Spot on Campus:

I love walking down Greek walk, because it's such a beautiful stretch by theta pond with the fountains and trees. I always pass people I know, which is comforting.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

Everything at OSU far exceeds any of my expectations. I love the people I've met, my course work is intriguing and challenging, and there is always something going on and things to do.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Freshman Representative Council
  • Greek Life
  • President's Leadership Council
  • CowboyThon
 Carly Ferris

Carly Ferris


 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 Gardner


 Hometown:

 Marshfield, MO

Major:

Biochemistry with minors in Chemistry and Microbiology (Pre-Med)

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
  • American Medical Student Association Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
 Justine Gramling

Justine Gramling


 Hometown:

 Edmond, OK

Major:

Marketing

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 begin to grow.

Organizations & Activities:

  • Greek Life
  • American Marketing Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • The Honors College
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • National Society of Leadership & Success
 Kaitlyn Kirksey

Kaitlyn Kirksey


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
 Sam LeWallen

Samuel LeWallen


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 Lippy


Hometown:

 Lineboro, MD

Major:

 Animal Science: Biotechnology

Favorite Spot on Campus:

 I absolutely love the formal gardens in front of the Student Union. It is just such a beautiful place and a reminder that we are the most beautiful campus in the world!

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

 I love being an Oklahoma State Cowboy because of the people that make up the Cowboy family. Whether you are from five minutes down the road or from another country, the Cowboy family welcomes you with open arms. OSU is a truly a home away from home.

Organizations & Activities:

  • CASNR Student Success Leaders
  • Meat Science Club
  • Swine Club
 Gentry Meyer

Gentry Meyer


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
 Kiah Rhoads

MacKiah Rhoads


Hometown:

Cleveland, OK

Major:

Elementary Education with a minor in History

Favorite Spot on Campus:

The curriculum library in the basement of Willard. It's full of children's books that I use for class and there is free printing.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

Being a Cowboy means I'm part of something bigger than myself and have a place to leave a legacy that will live on after I graduate.

Organizations & Activities:

  • CowboyThon
  • College of Education, Health and Aviation Ambassadors
  • New Student Orientation Leader
 Patrick Steichen

Patrick Steichen


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 Taber


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 Walsh


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 Watson


Hometown:

Oklahoma City, OK

Major:

Human Development and Family Science

Favorite Spot on Campus:

Library Lawn because on a nice fall or spring afternoon, you'll find me taking a nap or doing homework on the lawn.

Why I love being an OSU Cowboy:

I love being an Oklahoma State Cowboy because the community here is unlike any that I have ever experienced. The people here uplift, challenge and support me continually. Whether it is the faculty or the students, everyone genuinely wants the best for each other.

Organizations & Activities:

  • CowboyThon
  • President's Leadership Council
  • Student Alumni Board
  • Homecoming Steering
Lindsey Wethington

Lindsey Wethington


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