Two members of the May 2010 graduating class have found their place in PSU history.
Samantha M. Heady, a psychology and sociology major from Oswego, and Jason A. Landrum, a commercial graphics and marketing major from Mound City, have been named the Outstanding Seniors at Pittsburg State University for 2010.
Heady and Landrum will have their names inscribed on the senior walk in front of Russ Hall and will each address the graduates at commencement ceremonies May 14-15.
Heady, who will attend law school at the University of Kansas, has been highly involved on campus during her time at PSU. She served on the Student Government Association for four years, including stints as a senator, academic affairs director and vice president. She has been a member of leader of the PSU Honors College, has been inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor societies, and has a long list of volunteer work.
"This is the biggest pat on the back for my time here," Heady said. "It feels like the university is saying it appreciates the work I've done."
Landrum, who will accept a business/marketing position upon graduation, is also a member of the PSU Honors College. He has been highly involved in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), most recently serving as president. He has also been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Gamma Epsilon Tau academic honor societies, and has served on the College of Business Leadership Council, the PSU Brand Marketing Council and the Honors College Advisory Board.
For Landrum, it was choosing a university that would give him a chance to succeed that has made all the difference. Not only do these two walk away with lengthy resumes, but valuable experience that will help them along the way.
"Pitt State has afforded me an education and opportunities that have helped me develop professionally and personally," Landrum said. "I wouldn't trade this experience for anything."