TU Names Outstanding Seniors for 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

The University of Tulsa will honor 10 seniors on October 31 with the Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award. The seniors will be recognized at the halftime of the TU/SMU game at Chapman Stadium.

The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award recognizes University of Tulsa seniors who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. Each year the award is given to 10 seniors. Requirements to be considered for the award include maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher, involvement in campus or off-campus activities and the completion of at least 90 credit hours. The award is named after Jess Chouteau, former director of the Westby Center and Public Functions at TU.

TU’s 2009 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors are:

  • Caitlin Clancy, a mechanical engineer major from Tucson, Arizona
  • Blake Hylton, a mechanical engineer major from Kansas City
  • Kelsey Leek, a management information systems major from Kansas City
  • Jessika McCarver, an accounting major from Tulsa
  • Ben Quick, a biochemistry/pre-med major from Prairie Village, Missouri
  • Leslie Sanders, an accounting and finance major from Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • Lauren Santore, a marketing major from San Diego, California 
  • Ryan Staebell, a finance major from Bixby, Oklahoma
  • Paige Tryggestad, a Spanish and pre-med major from Centennial, Colorado 
  • Kyle Wilson, an exercise sports science major from Wichita, Kansas

About The University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa, ranked among the Top 100 universities by U.S. News & World Report, provides educational opportunities to more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students in the colleges of arts and sciences, business, law, and engineering and natural sciences. Students from across the nation and more than 60 countries enjoy TU’s personalized attention, small class sizes and low student-faculty ratio.

Amy Freiberger