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November 29, 2013

Bowles, Kincannon named OSU Seniors of Significance

DUNCAN — Fewer than 50 Oklahoma State University seniors were recognized as Seniors of Significance. But of the 47 named, two are from Duncan.

Austin Bowles and Haley Kincannon received the honor for the 2013-14 school year from the OSU Alumni Association. Bowles, son of Lynn and Carol Bowles, is majoring strategic communications. Kincannon, daughter or Robert and Cheryl Kincannon, is a fire protection and safety tech major.

“This year’s Seniors of Significance have made a lasting impact on our campus and in their individual academic fields during their time at OSU,” Chris Batchelder, OSU Alumni Association president, said. “We know they will continue to excel after graduation when they join the OSU alumni family.”

The award recognizes seniors who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, service to the campus and community, and have brought distinction to the university. The students were recognized during a reception.

Since first attending OSU, Bowles has served as Pistol Pete, the OSU mascot, something he started in 2012 and will finish with in 2014. He has also been active as an Eagle Heights Baptist Church member and small group leader, OSU School of Media and Strategic Communications Ambassador, and interned for the Edmon Low Library.

“It’s definitely an honor for sure, an unexpected honor,” Bowles said. “It’s pretty cool to look back and see where you started as a freshman, see how the university has helped. I love OSU.”

Kincannon’s activities include being an OSU Boots & Coots Scholar. She has served on the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Student Council. She was also the vice president of Pi Beta Phi and interned at Los Alamos National Laboratory Emergency Response Teams.

“I was so shocked; it’s just a huge honor,” Kincannon said. “I think that it’s shows that OSU has been more than a university I went to learn. It’s been a support system. It’s challenged me and rewarded me. I’m definitely proud to go here and to be a Cowboy.”

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