For Immediate Release – Lawton, OK, Dec. 15, 2004 Cameron University students earn honors at annual Oklahoma Research Day event Four Cameron University students recently received honors for their presentations at the sixth annual Oklahoma Research Day held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. This year’s winners represented each of CU’s four academic schools. Enock Faustin, a senior chemistry major from Fort Sill, received a commendation for research in hydrogen-bonding studies. Catherine Field, a senior psychology major from Lawton, was recognized for her work in assessing personality using linguistic analysis. Jenny Jackson, a junior marketing major from Frederick, was honored for research in person-organization fit in human resource management functions. Tammy James, a senior criminal justice major from Lawton, received a commendation for researching recidivism as a dilemma in society. “Since the beginning, Cameron has set a standard to which the other institutions aspire,” said Dr. Lloyd Dawe, dean of graduate studies and campus coordinator for the event. “Each year Cameron raises the standard a little more and does something different, and the next year, we see other institutions following our lead.” Seventy-two Cameron students and faculty presented 31 poster presentations at this year’s event. The level of participation is a record for Cameron, surpassing last year’s when more than 50 CU students and faculty made presentations. (over) research, ADD ONE “The high quality of applied research being conducted at Cameron under the guidance of caring, dedicated and highly qualified faculty mentors -- combined with excellent poster presentations – has resulted in CU coming away with student research awards every year,” Dawe said. “This year was no different.” Oklahoma Research Day celebrates the work of university students and faculty from a variety of academic disciplines in conjunction with research coordinated from within varying industries. The event includes a competition for students in which they create and display posters that visually highlight individual research projects. The event also gives faculty and students the opportunity to see the scholarly work being conducted at other institutions within their respective disciplines, and to form inter-institutional collaborations with colleagues who shared similar interests. The inter-institutional collaboration as yielded several million dollars in grants, which has been procured through federal funding. Oklahoma’s event, one of the first in the nation, continues to grow each year and serves as a model for other states. This year, more than 700 participants presented 337 poster presentations from 51 different institutions, organizations and businesses from across the state. “There is no other statewide showcase like we are doing in Oklahoma,” Dawe said. “The consensus is that Oklahoma is leading the nation and setting a standard that will soon be adopted by other states.” – 30 – PR#04-288 Editors and Broadcasters: For details, contact CU Government & Community Relations at 580.581.2211.