Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors honored by The University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa will present 10 students with the Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior award during the university’s 2013 Homecoming celebration, October 31 to November 3, on the TU campus. For more information about Homecoming events, visit www.TUAlumni.com/Homecoming or call (918) 631-2555.
The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior honor is granted to TU seniors who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. No more than 10 seniors receive the award each year.
Requirements for the award include completion of 90 credit hours (at least 30 of which must be completed at TU), a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and involvement in campus and off-campus activities.
The TU 2013 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors are: Adriann Anderson of Bartlesville, Okla., Casey Fitzgerald of St. Louis, Mo., Curtis French of Bartlesville, Okla., Abby Greenhaw of Tulsa, Jordan Hendrickson of Owasso, Stephanie Hice of Milwaukee, Wisc., Kelly Lacey of St. Louis, Mo., Thomas Porter of St. Louis, Mo., Valerie Roarty of Overland Park, Kan., and Alec Wright of Columbia, Mo.
is the daughter of Jim and Marilyn Anderson of Bartlesville, Okla. A
double major in art and art history, Adriann is currently president of
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Mortar Board director of communications, and
serves on Student Association Senate. During her time at TU, she served
as Lantern Honor Society president, Student Association Cabinet member
and Student Association executive director of graphic design. Adriann
volunteered as a camp counselor and lifeguard for Shepherd’s Fold Ranch
Christian Camp and Retreat Center for two summers. She studied abroad in
Siena, Italy, at the Siena School for Liberal Arts and currently
interns at the Philbrook Museum of Art. Upon graduation, she hopes to
teach English abroad before applying to graduate school for a master’s
in art history.
is the son of Michael and Diane Fitzgerald of St. Louis, Mo. A double
major in biochemistry and psychology, Casey is a member of TU’s cross
country and track & field team, Alpha Epsilon Delta president,
University Ambassadors overnight host cochair, American Chemical Society
president and past president of Habitat for Humanity. He volunteers
with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Aberdeen Heights Assisted Living, and the
OU Bedlam Free Health Clinic. Casey is an Amgen Scholar who conducted
research both at The University of California-San Francisco and at TU as
a part of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge. Upon graduation,
Casey plans to attend medical school.
is the son of alumna Anita French (BSBA ’83) of Bartlesville, Okla. An
accounting major, Curtis is currently serving as president of Beta Alpha
Psi, president of Mortar Board and purser of Kappa Alpha Order
Fraternity. He is currently a member of Order of Omega, Phi Kappa Phi,
Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Curtis has volunteered with
many organizations in Tulsa including the Day Center for the Homeless,
Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank and Mary Martha Outreach. Upon graduation,
Curtis plans to attend The University of Tulsa to obtain his master’s of
accountancy before sitting for the CPA exam.
is the daughter of Jon and Amy Greenhaw of Tulsa. A speech-language
pathology major, Abby is currently vice president of Student Health
Advocates Association, president of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, a board
member of True Blue Crew and Panhellenic Council vice president of
finance. Abby volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is the
coordinator of TU Dream Project at Will Rogers High School. Upon
graduation, Abby will attend graduate school to obtain her master’s in
is the daughter of Steve and Vicki Hendrickson of Owasso. A biology
major, Jordan is an Orientation Leader, a University Ambassador, Student
Association chief of staff and the vice president of Alpha Epsilon
Delta, the pre-medical honor society. She serves as ritualist and
development committee member for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, where she
was the Panhellenic delegate and community service chair. She has
volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Manor at Blue Water Bay,
Laura Dester Children’s Shelter and Reading Partners. Upon graduation,
Jordan plans to attend medical school.
is the daughter of alumnus Keith (BA ’77) and Denise Hice of Milwaukee,
Wisc. Stephanie is a biology major involved in University Ambassadors
and an undergraduate biofuel research project. She is Biological Honor
Society president, Beta Beta Beta, and is the variety editor of The
Collegian. As a printmaking minor, Stephanie’s silkscreen prints have
been featured in art shows and The Stylus, TU’s student journal of art
and writing. Stephanie volunteered as a docent at the Frank Lloyd
Wright Preservation Trust in Oak Park, Ill., and with Frank Lloyd Wright
Wisconsin giving tours in the region. Following graduation, Stephanie
plans to attend a graduate program in food science and technology.
is the daughter of Ron and Diana Lacey of St. Louis, Mo. A biology
major, Kelly is currently Future Alumni Council president, Student
Health Advocates Association president, Mortar Board vice president,
Kappa Alpha Theta chief administrative officer and Order of Omega
external secretary. Kelly works as a chemistry teaching assistant, an
office assistant at Sharp Chapel and a research assistant in
microbiology. She serves as a University Ambassador and volunteers at
the Laura Dester Emergency Shelter for Children. Upon graduation, Kelly
plans to attend medical school.
is the son of Raymond and Denise Porter of St. Louis, Mo. A double
major in energy management and finance, Thomas is the mentor chair for
Tulsa Energy Management Students Association, president of the
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Tulsa Student Club,
past president of Leaders Incorporated and an Orientation Leader. Thomas
studied abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland, as part of the energy management
program where he interned with the company Decom North Sea. He
volunteered with Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank, Youth at Heart and
Make-a-Wish Foundation. Upon graduation, Thomas will be working as a
landman with ConocoPhillips in Houston.
is the daughter of James and Rita Roarty of Overland Park, Kan. A
double major in finance and economics, Valerie serves as the current
president of the Student Finance Association, the special events chair
for University Ambassadors, and an Orientation Leader. She is also
heavily involved in volunteerism, serving as a director for the TU Dream
Project, service coordinator for both her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta,
and Mortar Board, as well as a member of the executive committee for
Relay for Life. Upon graduation, Valerie will work for Williams
Companies as a business analyst in the Professional Development Program.
is the son of Jamey Wright and Terri Wright both of Columbia, Mo. A
biology major, Alec is an Orientation Leader, a member of Phi Eta Sigma,
Kappa Sigma fraternity judicial chair and a volunteer with Good
Samaritan Health Services. He has worked as a chemistry laboratory
teaching assistant, phytopathology research assistant, and a molecular
ecology research assistant during his time at TU. Upon graduation, Alec
plans to attend medical school.