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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Carlozzi, Fullerton selected as 2014 graduation grand marshals

Carlozzi, Fullerton
Carlozzi, Left, and Fullerton

Dr. Al Carlozzi and Dr. Jami Fullerton have been chosen to lead the faculty and student procession as grand marshals during OSU-Tulsa’s 15th graduation ceremony on May 12.

Carlozzi, professor of counseling psychology, received the 2013 President's Outstanding Teaching Award from OSU-Tulsa. He completed his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Iona College, master’s degree in sociology at Trinity University and doctorate of education in counseling from the University of Houston. In addition to teaching graduate courses for the College of Education, Carlozzi is director of the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center. His research interests include empathy, clinical supervision and adolescent resilience.

Fullerton, professor of advertising and the Peggy Layman Welch chair in strategic communications, was honored with the President's Outstanding Faculty Research Award from OSU-Tulsa in 2013. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and continued her education at the University of North Texas for her master’s and doctorate. Fullerton teaches undergraduate strategic communications classes and graduate-level mass communication courses. As a researcher, Fullerton’s interests include cross-cultural communication, nation branding and advertising education.

OSU-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony begins with a concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at Expo Square. Dr. Gary Trennepohl, OSU-Tulsa’s founding president, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Cooper recognized by national higher ed human resources organization

Deborah Benton, right, chair of the CUPA-HR Southern Region Board of Directors, presents Sandy Cooper with the Meritorious Service Award.

The College and University Professional Administrators of Human Resources recently honored Sandy Cooper, OSU in Tulsa Human Resources director, at the organization’s Southern Region annual conference in New Orleans, La.

Cooper received the Meritorious Service Award for service and commitment to the university human resources profession, OSU in Tulsa and CUPA-HR. With Dr. Al Carlozzi, professor of counseling psychology, Cooper developed a CUPA-HR webinar on assisting transgender employees in the workplace.

For nearly 17 years, Cooper has been with the Human Resources department at OSU in Tulsa. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from OSU and a juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa.

CUPA-HR provides leadership and resources to more than 1,900 higher education institutions and member organizations and more than 16,000 human resources professionals around the world.

Ritchie honored for outstanding work as OSU-Tulsa student employee

Nick Ritchie was recently honored for his work as an OSU-Tulsa student employee.
Nick Ritchie was recently honored for his work as an OSU-Tulsa student employee.

Electrical engineering major Nick Ritchie was recognized for his exemplary work as an OSU-Tulsa student employee during a special ceremony on April 16 in the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater.

Patti Schmigle, career services coordinator, nominated Ritchie for the OSU Student Employee of the Year contest. Outstanding student employees throughout the OSU system are recognized during National Student Employment Week. Ritchie received a plaque in recognition of his nomination.

“Since the day he arrived in Student Services, Nick has demonstrated an eagerness to perform and truly exemplifies outstanding customer service,” said Schmigle. “He was instrumental in supporting the Engineering Design Challenge and went above and beyond to recruit his classmates to serve as volunteers. It’s a pleasure to work with someone who continually strives to exceed expectations.”

As a work study student, Ritchie assists with Career Services events and programs and helps in Prospective Student Services.

Laureate researcher to discuss brain’s response to food


Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Kyle Simmons will discuss how the brain reacts to food during a seminar tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. in North Hall 222 at OSU-Tulsa.

An assistant professor at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Simmons will present “Mapping the Neural Systems Supporting Food Motivation and Reward Inferences in Healthy and Depressed Adults.” Attendees will learn how regions of the brain respond to the smell and sight of food and how responses of healthy individuals compare to those who are depressed. Simmons will explain how advanced imaging technologies can identify underlying positive responses to food cues and triggers.

The seminar is sponsored by the OSU-Tulsa Center for Family Resilience and OSU Center for Health Sciences. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Amanda Harrist.