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Laurel Wilson - 2012 OSU Outstanding Senior

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Laurel Wilson is a mathematics, and secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics, major from Tulsa, Okla. She is the daughter of Troy and Elizabeth Wilson. While at OSU, Wilson was involved in Blue Key Honor Society, College of Education Dean Search and Screening Committee, Pi Beta Phi, Student Alumni Board and the University Student Honors Council. She has volunteered her time with Kanakuk Kamps, Toys to the Game, Relay for Life, The Big Event and Undergraduate Admissions High Talent Recruitment events. Wilson was named the Mathematics Department Outstanding Senior, Top Ten Freshman Woman and a Lew Wentz Leadership Scholar. She received an honors degree and the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year scholarship. "I could not be more grateful for OSU and everything it has provided me: a place to learn, a place to grow, and a place to give," Wilson says. "The professors, mentors, and peers I have found here have challenged and encouraged me. I will always consider OSU a home." Wilson plans on pursuing a master's degree at OSU in the fall and teaching at the high school level. The Outstanding Senior award recognizes students who distinguish themselves through academic achievement; campus and community activities; academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors or awards; scholarships and work ethic during their time at Oklahoma State University. The OSU Alumni Association Student Awards and Selection Committee selected the 15 winners after meeting with the 40 Seniors of Significance selected in the fall of 2011 and reviewing their applications. A public banquet honoring the Outstanding Seniors was held on April 23 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. For more information about the OSU Alumni Association's Student Awards program, visit http://orangeconnection.org/studentawards.