Ag Honors

Jun 3, 2024

Natasha Eidson

OPSU’s College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing Honors Top Students

Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing (COASN) has had a remarkable year, marked by national achievements and strengthened regional partnerships. The recent Annual Awards Ceremony highlighted these accomplishments, celebrating its students’ and faculty’s dedication and talent. The ceremony’s highlight was the presentation of the Dean’s Servant Heart Award, awarded to student Natalie Nordmann for her outstanding service and commitment to the community.

Ms. Nordmann demonstrated exceptional leadership and compassion this past year by coordinating OPSU’s donations to the Texas Panhandle fire victims. Nordmann’s hard work and dedication made it possible for OPSU to donate several thousands of dollars worth of much-needed supplies to fire victims. Nordmann’s initiative not only brought relief to many in need but also exemplified the spirit of service and generosity that defines the OPSU community.

Dean Tracy Kincannon praised Nordmann’s efforts, stating, “This year, we decided to give the first-ever Servant Heart Award to showcase an amazing young lady that every Aggie will be proud of. Natalie Nordmann exemplifies what it means to be an Aggie.”

In addition to Nordmann’s recognition, the OPSU Show Team celebrated their exceptional performance in their inaugural year. The team, comprised of 16 members from Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, and Canada, achieved national champion status by winning the overall Hampshire ewe division at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. The team, including ten first-time and six continuing students, set a goal to recruit ten new members for the upcoming year and is well on meeting this objective.

The banquet also honored students with departmental awards for outstanding academic performance in their respective programs. Team awards were given to students who excelled in their extracurricular activities throughout the year.

“Dean Kincannon and the entire faculty and staff have worked so hard this last year, devoting their time to promoting agricultural excellence regionally and nationally. Their achievements showcase the talent within our programs and highlight our commitment to serving and partnering with our community. I could not be more proud of their hard work and the positive impact they have made,” said Dr. Julie Dinger, University President.

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