Service Recognition Program Grows at A Rapid Pace

In addition to their degree, a record 115 spring 2016 Oklahoma State University graduates were recognized for serving the university and the Stillwater community through participation in the Creating Opportunities for Responsible Development program, or CORD.

In its sixth year, CORD recognizes outstanding Cowboy graduates by rewarding students with an honorary orange graduation cord distinguishing them for their outstanding community service.  The CORD program, sponsored by OSU’s Service-Learning Volunteer Center and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, honors those who have completed more than 300 service hours as a graduate student or more than 400 service hours as an undergraduate.

“The CORD provides a testimonial of outstanding service to the community,” said Joyce Montgomery, Service-Learning Volunteer Center coordinator.  “This semester we are pleased to recognize 115 graduates who combined for more than 46,400 recorded service hours. That is a 28 percent increase in participants and a 31 percent increase in reported service hours from the previous academic year.”

During the fall 2015 semester 23 recipients received the CORD distinction with 10,229 community services hours being reported.  For the 2015-2016 academic year, a total of 138 graduates were honored by the CORD program representing a total of 55,600 service hours.  Service hours are recorded on CampusLink, which is administered through the Department of Leadership and Campus Life, and monitored during the students’ tenures at OSU.

Since its inception in 1984, the Service-Learning Volunteer Center has promoted leadership for Oklahoma State University students through interactive and meaningful service-learning activities, providing research opportunities and connecting with society to promote the general welfare of its citizens. For more information about the SLVC, visit volunteer.okstate.edu.

Spring 2016 CORD Recipients Listed by State

FIRST NAME LAST NAME CITY STATE
Arkansas      
Caleb Surly Rogers AR
       
Arizona      
Rachel Burkey Flagstaff AZ
       
California      
Breeanna Russ Oceanside CA
       
Colorado      
Michael Gotwald Thornton CO
       
Georgia      
Raven Duran Fort Benning GA
       
Kansas      
Ashley Lamberger Wichita KS
Lucy Lehoczky Leawood KS
Collen Steffen Hutchinson KS
       
Kentucky      
Robert Blevins Louisville KY
       
Missouri      
Matthew Dahlen St. Louis MO
Julia Matera Columbia MO
Samantha Steel   MO
       
Mississippi      
Daniel Dickerson Biloxi MS
Caitlyn Maye Lee Summit MS
Ariel McKenzie Cape Girardeau MS
       
Oklahoma      
Ellie Abele Stillwater OK
Carol Abraham Stillwater OK
Layla Alachkar Tulsa OK
Adrian Alonso Saenz Oklahoma City OK
Charles Anthony Kalmar Tulsa OK
Brian Barton Drumright OK
Paige Betts Jenks OK
Jordan Blalock Duncan OK
Rachel Buford Hennessey OK
Emily Cain Tulsa OK
Samantha Carpenter Jenks OK
Mackenzie Coleman Edmond OK
Shannon Cotton Perkins OK
Aaron Cromer Elk City OK
Micaela Danker Wellston OK
Regina Dao Broken Arrow OK
Rachael Davis Tulsa OK
Austin Dick Broken Arrow OK
Kate Duethman Broken Arrow OK
Laurel Eve Bixby OK
Katherine Evilsizer Yukon OK
Kelli Filson Edmond OK
Marissa Foore Owasso OK
Charlie Gibson Ada OK
Carlie Goekeler Tulsa OK
Kirsten Grammer Stillwater OK
Lindsey Harr Tulsa OK
Britany Havens Enid OK
Taylor Hickman Bixby OK
Alaina Hill Chandler OK
Lauren Holmes Coweta OK
Kailee Holmes* Morrison OK
Alysa Hooper Norman OK
Brett Humphrey Tulsa OK
Emily Humphrey Choctaw OK
James Hutson Burns Flat OK
Douglas Idlett Purcell OK
Lauren Ihnat Edmond OK
Hunter Jaynes Muskogee OK
Tayler Jones Cameron OK
Emily Kate Landoll Elgin OK
Kaci Kennedy Edmond OK
Allison Kimble Edmond OK
Jonathan Kyle Clifton Mustang OK
Courtney Lariscy Lindsay OK
Helen Maggie Howard Stroud OK
Chelsea Marie McKenzie Tulsa OK
Kalyn McKibben Wyandotte OK
Cheyenne Meckle Tulsas OK
Molly Mefford Stillwater OK
Erin Mendenhall   OK
Gretchan Moore Muldrow OK
Kyndall Muncrief Elk City OK
Brandon Neal Jones Stillwater OK
Kelly Nugent Oklahoma City OK
Vivian O'Hara Oklahoma City OK
Shannon O'Kane Tulsa OK
Melek Oyludag Tulsa OK
Claire Patton Edmond OK
Alexis Pfeiffer Edmond OK
Marianne Pierce Oklahoma City OK
Rachel Pittman Oklahoma City OK
Garrett Quinby Woodward OK
Emma Rackley Stillwater OK
Chelsea Renbarger Lexington OK
MacKenzie Rhoads Cleveland OK
Ashley Robertson Norman OK
Josiah Rossdeutscher Chandler OK
Danielle Saile Skiatook OK
Mandy Schroeder Nash OK
Brandy Stephens Stillwater OK
Brooke Stokes Stillwater OK
Hope Swanda Edmond OK
Taylor Sweeney Kingfisher OK
Mary Temple-Lee Pauls Valley OK
Nicole Turvey Sand Springs OK
Corbin Walters Edmond OK
Macy Watkins Coweta OK
Tara Weatherford Broken Arrow OK
Kelsey Webb Oklahoma City OK
Nicole White McAlester OK
Alexander Wiard Edmond OK
Whitley Williamson Woodward OK
       
Texas      
Annie Alexander Canadian TX
Amanda Broussard Canadian TX
Jennifer Cordova Katy TX
Fritzi Francis Midland TX
Cristina Gandara Plano TX
Daniel Jordan Paradise TX
Katherine Konstans Plano TX
Megan LeBlanc Flower Mound TX
Sara Linn Spring TX
Alexis Macaluso Plano TX
Alexandra Marianos Keller TX
Taylor McCool Plano TX
Samantha Mori Dallas TX
Elizabeth Paige Klein Klein TX
Chloe Popovich Trophy Club TX
Emma Saporito McKinney TX
Connor Terry Plano TX