Madison Cunningham

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Maddy Cunningham is a proud OSU alumna and a member of the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in multimedia journalism and theatre. Following graduation, Cunningham moved to New York City and began working at the ABC News headquarters with the Emmy-award-winning 20/20 team. Since joining the team, Cunningham has …

Brent Butcher

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Brent Butcher was born in Edmond, Oklahoma, to Tom and Susie Butcher. Butcher and his wife, Kimberly, recently welcomed a future Oklahoma State Cowgirl, Hayley, to this world. The Butcher family has long ties to OSU. Butcher, his twin sister, Brooke, his uncle Jim and his father all graduated from OSU. Butcher was awarded the …

Theodore Wagener, Ph.D.

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Theodore Wagener serves as the Director of Tobacco Regulatory Science Research at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center in Oklahoma City. In addition, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine. Wagener also holds adjunct appointments in the Graduate College in Clinical and …

Hendratta Ali, Ph.D.

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Hendratta Ali, PH.D, graduated from OSU in 2010 with her doctorate in Geology/Aqueous Geochemistry from the Boone Pickens School of Geology. Dr. Ali is a native of Donga-Mantum Division, Cameroon, where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees before attending OSU. Dr. Ali is currently an associate professor of Geosciences at Fort Hays …

Kimberly Geddie

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Kimberly Geddie graduated from Oklahoma State with a double major in English and political science. The Dallas, Texas, native was active in the Resident Halls Association and the Student Government Association. She was a CAS Top 10 Senior, an Alumni Association Senior of Significance and a member of Homecoming Royalty while at OSU. Geddie was …

Matthew Stiner

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Matthew Stiner graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma State. He received a prestigious Harry S. Truman scholarship after graduation, allowing him to pursue a master’s degree in Public Administration. Stiner has served in the Marine Corps and received the Combat Action Ribbon for service in Iraq. He has carried his service with him throughout his …

WILLIAM HUA, Ph.D.

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William Hua, Ph.D., is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma & graduated from OSU in 2006 with a B.S. in psychology. He received his doctorate degree in Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine from the University of North Texas in 2012 & received internship & fellowship training through the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. …

Katy Kite

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Katy Kite is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She began her freshman year at OSU in the fall of 2005 as an animal sciences major. Though she enjoyed it, Katy knew it wasn’t her calling because she had always been interested in the visual arts and wanted to pursue a field where she could utilize her creativity …

Kendall Gipson

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Kendall Gipson graduated from OSU with both a bachelor’s (’05) and master’s (’07) in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has enjoyed working as a speech-language pathologist for Green Country Rehabilitation in Tulsa, Okla., for the past six years. Prior to Green Country Rehabilitation, Gipson worked at Kaiser Rehabilitation at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. She …