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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

OSU-Tulsa students take top honors at national Phi Beta Lambda convention

Raven Tiem, left, Margarita Raygoza, Yamila Pons, Jordan Mazariegos, Joey (Viet) Tran, Stephanie Huaman and Cat Rockholt competed at the annual Phi Beta Lambda Convention this summer.
Raven Tiem, left, Margarita Raygoza, Yamila Pons, Jordan Mazariegos, Joey (Viet) Tran, Stephanie Huaman and Cat Rockholt competed at the annual Phi Beta Lambda Convention this summer.

Four OSU-Tulsa students placed among the top 10 in the nation in competitions at the annual Phi Beta Lambda National Convention in Chicago this summer.

Margarita Raygoza placed first in international business and OSU-Tulsa chapter president Cat Rockholt placed third in the future business executive competition. Jordan Mazariegos was eighth in financial concepts and Raven Tiem placed 10th in public speaking. Joey (Viet) Tran, Stephanie Huaman and Imran Khan were national finalists in their respective competitions and Yamilia Pons qualified for the finals in business law.

More than 3,000 members from Phi Beta Lambda college chapters from across the country attended the convention and competed in more than 60 competitive events.

Campus Life fosters student engagement, community environment

OSU-Tulsa graduate student Maria Berry peruses information about the International Student Organization at the Student Organization Fair in the North Hall Lobby on Monday.
OSU-Tulsa graduate student Maria Berry peruses information about the International Student Organization at the Student Organization Fair in the North Hall Lobby on Monday.

JJ Smith wants OSU-Tulsa students to get the most out of their college experience. As the assistant director of student services at OSU-Tulsa, Smith coordinates the Campus Life program to ensure students have opportunities to be involved on campus and in the community.

“Campus Life offers activities that are outside of, but connected to, the formal classroom experience,” said Smith. “These programs help students make a connection to the campus and university. That leads to better grades and a stronger sense of overall satisfaction with the college experience.”

The program oversees many campus events for students, including Welcome Week, Student Organization Fair, Vendor Days and homecoming week activities. Campus Life also provides free pizza and snow cones during activities. Students may also get discounts on tickets to local sporting events and shows.

Campus Life is particularly focused on assisting student organizations. The program provides support for student clubs through officer training and helps secure financial assistance for groups to attend national conferences.

To read the full story, visit the OSU-Tulsa website.

Enroll for fall semester OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center membership

Students, faculty and staff can start or renew membership in OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center for the fall semester. The wellness center offers a variety of activities and events geared toward helping members get fit and stay healthy.

The wellness center offers a slate of fitness classes, including Zumba, PiYo and yoga. Yoga mats and blocks, resistance bands, aerobic step equipment, rubber-coated dumbbells and more are available for use. Classes take place in the Fitness Studio in North Hall 117. To view the class schedule, visit the Fitness Studio website.

In partnership with Tulsa Community College, intramural sports also are a part of the wellness center’s activities and include football, basketball and soccer. To register for a league, visit the Intramural Sports website.

To activate your wellness center membership, complete the enrollment form. Memberships are free for students, faculty and staff. Enrollment is required at the beginning of each semester. For more information or to enroll as a member, visit the Wellness Center website or call 918-594-8147.

Orange Pride
Turner
Turner

Andrea Turner, lead enrollment specialist in Enrollment Services at OSU-Tulsa, is the recipient of the July Orange Pride award. This monthly series spotlights Orange Pride recipients and lets you learn more about OSU-Tulsa’s outstanding employees.

What do you like best about working at OSU-Tulsa?
Having worked for OSU many years, it is more like a family than co-workers.

What drives you to do your best work?
When there is a problem, it is when I can do the most good.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’m a gamer.

To nominate an OSU-Tulsa staff member for the Orange Pride award, complete the nomination form. Orange Pride recipients are selected each month and receive a framed certificate and $100.

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