Outstanding Seniors
The Outstanding Senior recognition honors graduating seniors who have made significant contributions to Northeastern State University through academic achievement, campus leadership and involvement, community service, honors and awards. To be considered, a student must first be nominated by a member of NSU's faculty or staff. Nominated students are then invited to complete an application. The Alumni Association's board of directors considers applicants from the different campuses in separate pools. Outstanding Seniors can be named from each of NSU's campuses.

Jack Kaufman Senior of Distinction
Those selected Outstanding Seniors are invited to participate in an interview process to determine the Jack Kaufman Senior of Distinction. Beginning in 2017, the selection committee names one individual from among all the Outstanding Seniors, regardless of campus, for this honor. The Senior of Distinction is awarded a complimentary 3-year membership to the Alumni Association, a monetary award and the prized Kaufman Medal.


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Meet the 2017 Outstanding Seniors

Jack Kaufman Senior of Distinction Honorees 
1981: Roger Clark Montgomery & Lisa Ann Reed
1982: William Edward Nowlin & Donna Marie Baker
1983: Robert Lee Fleming & Deanna Gayle Clark
1984: John deSteiguer & Sally Jean Miller
1985: Mark Bullard, Darla Smith & Kristye Kirk
1986: Jeff Elkins & Holly Cunningham
1987: Jeanie Lee Stone & James Kent Rountree
1988: Todd R. Martin & Paula D. Linville
1989: Kristin M. Bennett & V. Glenn Coffee II
1990: Peggy J. Glenn & Jonathan Nichols
1991: Tina Pierce & James L. Gore
1992: Emily Lim & Matthew Benjamin
1993: Amy Beth Dasher & Jeffery W. Oliver
1994: Jennifer B. Lindblad & Ryan L. Adams
1995: Carla Jolyn Carey-Rose & Kyle Panter
1996: Ben Storie & Erica Swearingen
1997: Bob Cole & Christy Vidacak
1998: Cori Grayson & M. Daniel Isbell
1999: Amber Arterberry & Tom Russell
2000: Starr Cliff & Jared Webster
2001: Jay Moore & Mandy Burgess
2002: Zeddie Cantrell & Sarah Burton-Vann
2003: Kristina Robel & Ryan Hiesterman
2004: Jerrod Murr & Rebecca Neely 
2005: Jamie Campbell & Cerissa Brown
2006: Jill Webster, Whitney Collins & Ryan Eller
2007: Mark McElreath & Breanna Walker
2008: Challis McDonald & Jake Prill
2010: Rachel Lynn & Patrick Vaughan
2011: Allyson Hall & Dylan Medeiros
2012: Tahlequah-DeeAnn Amlin & Brent Huggins
           Broken Arrow-Andrew Nelson & Laura Ross-White
2013: Tahlequah-Erielle Buckmaster, Cale Fulps, &
           Megan Edmonds
           Broken Arrow-Danielle Lansford
2014: Tahlequah-Jake Barber & Austyn Fulps
          Broken Arrow-Jennifer Martin
2015: Tahlequah-Taylor Melone
          Broken Arrow-Christina Forrester
2016: Tahlequah-Jacob Jones & Delia Thurman
          Broken Arrow-Terra Rhoads
2017: Rachel Jackson