Harrison, Carter Named 2024 Fran Jabara Award Recipients

Cierra Harrison, Cheney, and Cameron Carter, Wellington,  received the Fran Jabara Award at Southwestern College Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 5.

Harrison, Carter Named 2024 Fran Jabara Award RecipientsHarrison graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics, a minor in Leadership, and a secondary licensure in mathematics. Carter graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology.

The Fran Jabara Award is presented to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and excellence in its recipients.  Jabara, an Oklahoma State University and Wichita State University graduate, was an advocate of the American free enterprise system and founded the Center for Entrepreneurship at WSU in 1977.

Harrison has participated on the Leadership Team and the Student Government Association – where she most recently served as the vice president for student organizations. Harrison has played volleyball and golf while at Southwestern, and was a member of the Hope Squad, president of the Newman club, a math tutor, and a student ambassador.

Harrison has accepted a position to teach math at Burlington High School.

Carter was a member of the A Cappella Choir and Builder Bandits while at Southwestern.  He was also a section leader in the Grace United Methodist Church Choir.  According to Southwestern College President Elizabeth Frombgen, he was a leader on campus, and in the areas of residence life and student life, he served the college and his peers well. 

Harrison and Carter each received a plaque and a cash award.

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