Tulsa Area Students Honored at TU Homecoming

The University of Tulsa honored its 2020-21 Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors and Top 10 Freshmen during Homecoming week, Oct. 13-18. Ten Seniors and 10 Freshmen are selected each year by a panel of judges from the Alumni Association for their exceptional achievement in academics and community engagement.
This year’s Outstanding Seniors from the Tulsa area are Ritvik Ganguly of Tulsa, Megan Losoncy of Owasso, James Smith Williams of Tulsa, Emily Tran of Broken Arrow and Morgan Wilson of Tulsa.
Among this year’s Top Ten freshman are Ha Huynh of Broken Arrow and Iyan Smith Williams of Tulsa.

Jess Chouteau Outstanding Seniors
Ritvik Ganguly is a biochemistry major and an aspiring physician with an emphasis on integrative medicine, leadership, and patient advocacy. Through his time at TU, Ganguly has been a part of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge, Global Scholars Program, American Committee on Foreign Relations, Mortar Board, Honors Program, Presidential Leadership Fellowship, and is a co-founder of the Happy Hippocampus social franchise.
Megan Losoncy is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Through her work as a freelance graphic designer with MLDesigns, Losoncy has developed and implemented logo designs and advertising strategies for companies in Tulsa and beyond. She is also the co-owner of T&M Studios, a mobile art studio, event photo booth and art boutique.
James Smith Williams is a finance major who is active in many campus groups. Smith Williams has served the University in several capacities including vice president of the Student Association, two-term president of Sigma Nu fraternity, treasurer of the Student Investment Fund, vice president of alumni engagement for the Future Alumni Council, treasurer of the Interfraternity Council, Peer Mentor for new students, and more. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Order of Omega, and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.
Morgan Wilson will graduate with a double major in finance and computer information systems. In addition to being a Presidential Scholar, Wilson is a member of Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Order of Omega and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. She serves as CEO of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, President of the Future Alumni Council and is also a Global Scholar and a TU University Ambassador. As president of the Future Alumni Council, Wilson oversees 5 officers and 45 organization members as they plan events, including alumni networking, commencement ceremonies and Homecoming activities. During her time at TU, Wilson availed herself of the opportunity to study abroad at the Université Catholique de Lille, where she pushed herself to explore outside her comfort zone while pursuing her ambitions, goals, and dreams.

Top Ten Freshmen
Ha Huynh is a biology major who is involved with many extracurricular activities at TU. She is not only the treasurer of the Student Nurses’ Association, but Huynh is also treasurer of the Asian American Student Association and involved with the Vietnamese Student Association and Future Alumni Council. As a first-generation college student, one of Huynh’s primary goals was to increase opportunities for other first-generation students.
Iyan Smith Williams is double majoring in mathematics and Spanish in the International Science and Language Program. Not only is he an Honors Scholar and a Global Scholar, but Smith Williams is also a Peer Mentor for the Office of New Student Programs, where he works alongside the Student Success Team to engage incoming students and help facilitate a smooth transition to college life.

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