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Southeastern science graduates continue education at professional and graduate schools

More than a dozen science graduates from Southeastern are continuing their studies at various graduate and professional schools.

More than a dozen science graduates from Southeastern are continuing their studies at various graduate and professional schools.

DURANT, Okla. – Spring Commencement ceremonies are being held all across the country as graduates and their families celebrate their many academic achievements.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University held its spring commencement on May 6. Notable is the fact that 53% were first-generation college graduates, while  the diverse class was represented by  students from 25 states and 13 countries.

And while many of the graduates will be beginning their careers, many others will continue their educational pursuits in various professional and graduate programs.

More than a dozen graduates from Southeastern’s Department of Chemistry, Computer, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences have been accepted into one or more such programs. The list includes:

  • Clark Austin of Clayton (Oklahoma), College of Pharmacy at both the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU)
  • Aleina Pate, Fort Towson, Chemistry graduate school, University of Tulsa
  • Calli Rogers, Kingston, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Cameron Schuessler, Durant, College of Pharmacy at University of Oklahoma
  • Sara Tomlinson, Valliant, College of Pharmacy at OU and SWOSU
  • Rachel Wallace, Krum (Texas), College of Pharmacy at The University of the Incarnate Word
  • Patrick Wayne Sharp, Tulsa, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rachel Grider, Durant, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mikael Ann Worsham, Healdton, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Payton Gentry, Antlers, Physician Assistant program at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Peyton Joines, Caddo, Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Also, Stephen Bastible, Durant,  post Bachelor of Sciences studies, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Angela Heath, Ardmore, Physician Assistant program, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Allison Joines, Caddo, Physician Assistant Program, Oklahoma City University

“This is an exceptional group of students,’’ said Dr. Tim Smith, Chair of Chemistry, Computer & Physical Sciences. “Because of their hard work, they now have, in many cases, multiple career opportunities. The science departments are extremely proud of these students and believe they have a bright future. And as faculty members, we take a great deal of pride in helping our students prepare for success.’’