Stacey Hitchcock, a student in the School of Meteorology, was named as the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Outstanding Senior and winner of the Nichols Trailblazer Scholarship. She and the awardees from OU's other colleges will receive their awards from President David Boren in a Recognition Seminar on Friday, November 4th at 4:30 in the Beaird Lounge. Stacey has received a number of other awards while at OU, including being named as NOAA Hollings Scholar, being selected for participation in REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) held each summer in the National Weather Center, winner of the Kelvin and Lisa Droegemeier Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Meteorology in 2011, co-winner of the College's Outstanding Junior Award, and a winner of the Rita H. Lottenville Award for outstanding contribution to the academic community in her freshman year.
Stacey is honored to receive this award and is incredibly grateful to the professors, administrators, and fellow students in the department of meteorology here at OU.
Stacey is the current president of the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (OU SCAMS), as well as the coordinator of the freshman mentoring program. She is particularly excited about her involvement with SCAMS Norman Public Schools outreach in conjunction with the National Weather Museum. Stacey is also a National Weather Center tour guide, has served on the School of Meteorology Student Affairs Committee, and is a member of the OU Honors College. For fun, Stacey participates in the OU Steel Drum Band, and the OU Club Tennis Team, which competes against other Universities on select weekends throughout the year.
Stacey plans on attending graduate school for meteorology and is currently exploring many options. She would like to receive her PhD, move in to a career in research, and eventually become a professor.