Top Students Among Honorees at Cowan & El Reno Campus Graduation Ceremony

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(Photo provided courtesy of Candid Color Photography) Graduates turn their tassels at the conclusion of the recent CV Tech completion ceremony at the Yukon Fine Arts Center. This year, 427 high school and adult graduates finished programs at the Cowan-Yukon and El Reno campuses.

Last year, Samyra Hunter recalls she was overwhelmed and ready to give up on school. Instead, she recommitted herself. She dove head-first into skill development and into clinical rotations in the Health Careers program at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Cowan-Yukon Campus.

Success resulted. Hunter earned four industry certifications and began applying what she learned by working at an area hospital. Now she plans to keep learning. She plans to attend Langston University next fall in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Hunter was recognized recently for her determination and stick-to-ness. She was awarded $1,000 as the CV Tech Foundation Outstanding Scholar for a secondary student.

She was one of 105 graduates to walk the stage representing the Cowan Campus. Another 322 El Reno Campus graduates followed later that night at the Yukon Fine Arts Center.

The other top honoree at the Cowan Campus is Christy Hagan, who received a similar $1,000 award as the post-secondary CV Tech Foundation Outstanding Scholar. Health issues forced Hagan to leave a successful career. She turned to CV Tech’s Accounting and Business Management program to learn a new skill set.

Hagan earned five certifications in the program. She credits CV Tech for bridging a gap in her career preparation. She has returned to the workforce and plans to build a career helping others meet their goals.

The CV Tech Foundation Outstanding Scholars at the El Reno Campus are Grace Starks, a home school graduate of Graphic Design and Gunner Honeyfield, an adult enrolled in Service Careers-Building and Grounds. Both are from El Reno.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization which supports CV Tech’s mission to prepare students for success in the workplace.

Another $1,000 award was presented on behalf of Camino Natural Resources to Jackson Bodine, a Pre-Engineering graduate from Yukon. Camino is an independent oil and natural gas company that is operating within the state’s Anadarko Basin.

CV Tech scholarship recipients:
Yukon-Cowan Campus
Faith, Hope & Love Award in Memory of Darlene Koos, $100
Ethan Nguyen, Health Careers, Mustang

Superintendent’s Meritorious Award, $250
Jesus Sanchez Rios, Surgical Technology, Yukon

Camino Natural Resources Scholarships, $250
Jocelin Cabrera, Medical Office Specialist, El Reno
Kaylee Calhoun, Vision Care, Mustang
Sylar McHugh, Medical Assistant, Yukon
Taya McReynolds, Biomedical Sciences, Yukon

CV Tech Foundation Outstanding Scholar: Secondary, $1,000
Samyra Hunter, Health Careers, El Reno

CV Tech Foundation Outstanding Scholar: Post-Secondary, $1,000
Christy Hagan, Accounting & Business Management, Mustang

El Reno Campus
Marvin & Charlotte Novak Scholarship, $150
Sydney Sammons, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Yukon

HVAC Award in Memory of Howard Griffin, $200
John Matchen, HVAC, Tuttle

Superintendent’s Meritorious Award, $250
Devin Young, Digital Media, Mustang

Camino Natural Resources Scholarships, $250
Kip Carter, Welding-Daytime, Yukon
Talon Denton, Computer Information Systems, Mustang
Gabriela Silva, Cosmetology, Mustang
Steven Santiago, Welding-Evening, Mustang

Camino Natural Resources Scholar Award, $1,000
Jackson Bodine, Pre-Engineering, Yukon

CV Tech Foundation Outstanding Scholar: Secondary, $1,000
Grace Starks, Graphic Design, El Reno

CV Tech Foundation Outstanding Scholar: Post-Secondary, $1,000
Gunner Honeyfield, Service Careers-Building & Grounds, El Reno


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