About the Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award
The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award recognizes TU seniors who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award is bestowed upon no more than ten seniors each year. Winners are selected by alumni of The University of Tulsa and are recognized at Homecoming each year. For more on Homecoming, visit www.TUAlumni.com/Homecoming.
2014 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors
Bryce Cason is a double major in energy management and finance and a past member of TU’s track and field team. He is president of University Ambassadors, a past Student Orientation Leader and a current member of Kappa Alpha Order, Tulsa Energy Management Student Association and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, among many other organizations. A TU Academic Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship recipient, Bryce has spent the past three summers interning with energy firms. He also has served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. He plans to begin working at the oil and gas exploration company Concho Resources in Midland, Texas.
Patrick Flam is a double major in energy management and finance. As president of Mortar Board and a University Ambassador, he also serves as a member of 2014 Order of Omega, the Tulsa Energy Management Student Association and the Student Investment Fund. Patrick's academic honors include the President’s Honor Roll, the Dean’s Honor Roll and the TU Presidential Scholarship. He has volunteered at TU Service Day and interned at several energy management and financial companies over the past three years including Noble Energy and Offshore Land Negotiator. Patrick plans to work in finance or as a landman after graduation and eventually pursue an MBA.
Hope Forsyth is a communication major who is actively involved with the St. Philip Neri Catholic Newman Center, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, TU Ballroom, Honors Student Association and St. Thérèse Women’s Group. She is a Presidential Scholar and a member of the Student Advisory Committee for Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) and Presidential Scholars. Hope is an Oklahoma Center for the Humanities Student Research Fellow, a National Merit Scholar and a member of the Honors Program. She has interned with the Oklahoma News Foundation and has volunteered with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, the Hospitality House of Tulsa and Catholic Charities. She plans to pursue a PhD or a JD.
Sarah Hartley is a communication major and member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She serves as a University Ambassador, Student Orientation Leader, and Office of Admission Blogger and is involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America. She is a member of Mortar Board and the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Other academic honors include the President’s Honor Roll and scholarships from the Association for Women in Communications, the TU Student Association and PennWell Corp. Sarah has volunteered with the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges and has interned with Schnake Turnbo Frank PR. She plans to work in public relations in the Washington, D.C. area and achieve public relations accreditation.
Caleb Lareau is a double major in biochemistry and mathematics. He is a member of Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the American Chemical Society and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He has served as an officer of the TU Student Association and University Ambassadors and is a recipient of TU’s NOVA Fellowship. Caleb is a recent Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, Medicine Wheel Student Philanthropist of the Year, Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) Scholar, TU Presidential Scholar and gold medalist of the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award. He has interned at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, volunteered at TU Service Day and created an initiative to promote bone marrow donations in Oklahoma. He plans to earn a doctorate in statistical genetics and research the genetic basis of complex disease.
Parker Malone is a double major in energy management and finance who currently serves as president of the Tulsa Energy Management Student Association. He is involved in Kappa Alpha Order, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Student Investment Fund, Mortar Board and University Ambassadors. He has served as a Student Orientation Leader and has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll. Parker is an Eagle Scout, and was a finalist in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trading Challenge. A recipient of the TU Academic Scholarship and the American Association of Professional Landmen Scholarship, Parker has accepted a full-time position as a Landman with Statoil in Houston, Texas upon his graduation.
Michael Mancini is a double major in history and education and currently serves as president of the Student Association. He is a member of Mortar Board, University Ambassadors, TU History Club, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Lantern Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Michael is a recipient of the Jess and Miriam Stevens Foundational Presidential Scholarship, the National Merit Scholarship and the James P. Ronda Award in American History. He also was honored with the Emerging Student Association Leader Award and has participated in the McClure Elementary Reading Club. Mancini plans to use his TU education to teach high school social studies in Tulsa or a surrounding community.
Molly Noah is an anthropology major and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She has served as a Student Orientation Leader and is a member of the Anthropology Club, Society for Gender Equality, Earth Matters and Pride. Molly is a Panhellenic Outstanding Chapter President and has received the TU Academic Scholarship. She is currently interning with the Gilcrease museum and has interned with the Philbrook Downtown. A past volunteer and fundraiser for Domestic Violence Intervention Services of Tulsa, she also has donated her time to Oklahomans for Equality, Pridefest, Service Day at Highland Park Christian Church, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and has served as a reading mentor at Lindbergh Elementary. She plans to work in a museum’s educational department and pursue a graduate degree in museum studies and anthropology.
Hannah Smith is an accounting major and member of Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi and Kappa Alpha Theta. She has served in the Society for Human Resource Management and as a Will Rogers Preparatory High School Mentor. A recipient of the TU Academic Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship, she has earned several Kappa Alpha Theta membership awards. Hannah has participated in TU’s annual Service Day for three years and has volunteered weekly at Tulsa’s Battle Creek Church. She has interned at ConocoPhillips and worked as a Quality Assurance Support Analyst at the Bank of Oklahoma. Other activities include participating in the Big Brother Big Sister program at Kendall-Whittier Elementary and playing several intramural sports on campus. Hannah plans to earn a graduate degree in accountancy and achieve CPA certification.
Lauren Stanley is a double major in speech-language pathology and psychology. She is an officer of the TU Dream Project, Student Health Advocates Association and University Ambassadors. She also is involved with Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma, the TU Student Speech and Hearing Language Association, Mortar Board, Younglife Ministry and Future Alumni Council. In addition to recognition on the Presidential Honor Roll and the Dean’s Honor Roll, Lauren is a past recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and recently earned the Kappa Alpha Theta Community Service Award. She currently serves as a Reading Partner, Catholic Charities Immigration Department intern and Sharp Chapel receptionist. She plans to attend law school and eventually assist individuals who do not have access to essential speech or occupational therapy.