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Tulsa KAs Named as Outstanding Seniors

Jeremiah Benes (Mu–Tulsa ’13) and Timothy Witham (Mu–Tulsa ’13) were recognized with the Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award for 2016. The award recognizes seniors at the University of Tulsa who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. The Jess Chouteau Outstanding Senior Award is bestowed upon no more than ten seniors each year. Winners are selected by alumni of The University of Tulsa and are recognized at Homecoming.

jeremiah-benes-01Jeremiah Benes, the current Number I of Mu chapter, is a computer science and Spanish double major in the College of Engineering & Natural Sciences and the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences. He is involved with Future Alumni Council, Mortar Board Honor Society, Global Scholars, TU Student Association, Math Association, and Engineers Without Borders. Benes is a Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholar and recipient of the TU Vision Scholarship. He has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List and is a member of Order of Omega, Mortar Board, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He has had several internships with the U.S. Government. He is a reading partner volunteer at Kendall-Whittier Elementary and has participated in other community activities assisting nonprofits with their technology. While at TU, he continued operating his website design and technology consulting service, working with many local Tulsa businesses. After graduation, he plans to continue his education at TU by earning a master’s degree in computer science through the Cyber Corps program.

tim-witham-01Timothy Witham, the current Number V of Mu chapter, is a geoscience major in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. He is a TU Orientation Leader and member of GeoClub, Kappa Alpha Order, Catholic Newman Center, TU University Ambassadors and Sigma Eta Phi honor society. He has received the Tulsa Geological Society’s award for most “Outstanding Geoscience Student” and been named the Interfraternity Council’s Greek Philanthropist of the Year. He is a recipient of the PJ & GF McMahon Engineering Scholarship and a Heritage Award Scholarship. Witham has interned at Netherland and Sewell and Associates, Inc., and TransSolutions. He has studied abroad in Natal, Brazil, through the “Descobrindo a Terra” geophysics program and volunteered at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Tulsa office, Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, Nathan Hale High School and the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. He plans to attend graduate school.

More details on The University of Tulsa’s website.

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