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Northeastern State University students receive NORA scholarships

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma)--Five Northeastern State University students were awarded scholarships during the Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance annual summit Oct. 25 at NSU. NORA is a nonprofit group dedicated to the growth, prosperity and vitality of Northeast Oklahoma. This year's annual summit was designed to demonstrate what leadership development can bring to business, organizations and communities and to provide tools to promote economic success in Northeast Oklahoma.

NORA announced its scholarship offer through the NSU Foundation in September with an open call for applications and presentations. Students were asked to prepare a tri-fold tabletop poster and provide a brief summary of “business involvement in public education” for judges.

Three undergraduates received $1,000 scholarships, including:

-Erika Vinson (Warner, Oklahoma) – Speech-Language Pathology senior
Presentation: “Develop from Within: A True Pathway to Regional Business and Industry Growth

-Heather Wallace (Edmond, Oklahoma) - Hospitality and Tourism Management senior
Presentation: “An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest”

-Shelby Treat (Tulsa, Oklahoma) - Early Childhood Education junior
Presentation: “Business Smarts Meets Book Smarts”

Two $2,000 graduate scholarships were also awarded to recipients:

-Chelsey Walters (Collinsville, Oklahoma) –Reading Education graduate student
Presentation: “Work Force Life Skills: A Proposed High School Elective”

-Rachael Heister (Leonard, Oklahoma) - Business Administration graduate student
Presentation: “Career Success Through Local Business Involvement”

For more information about NORA, please visit or for information about the NSU Foundation, please visit

Published: 11/1/2016 2:23:38 PM

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