Davan Fourkiller-Raby, a member of the EBCI and a Fellow in the Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program, who is studying political science at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has been chosen to mentor incoming freshman at Camp Crimson.
Camp Crimson fosters relationships between incoming students and OU by providing a mentor who helps freshman transition into campus life. The activities at Camp Crimson are designed to educate students about the history and traditions of OU, campus layout, and academic expectations. Relationships formed during this camp provide students with the support necessary to help them succeed in their academic careers.
Small Group Leaders are the first introduction incoming freshmen have to the Sooner family. Fourkiller-Raby was selected from a group of 900 applicants to serve as Small Group Leaders for Camp Crimson 2016. She was interviewed by a panel and the director of the program and was selected based on her leadership experience, compassionate personality, and her ability to bring together students of various backgrounds. She was one of 10 freshmen chosen to lead an orientation group which is a high honor, since, generally only third and fourth year students are chosen. She and one other small group leader will lead a group of 20 incoming freshmen and spend the week helping them find a home OU.
Fourkiller-Raby’s supervisor stated, “We are so excited to introduce incoming freshman to one of our few freshman Small Group Leaders”.
A representative from the Cherokee preservation commented, “We congratulate Davan and applaud her leadership skills, professionalism, and high academic standards. She exemplifies the best qualities of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community, the OU campus community, and the Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program”.
Info: Alicia Jacobs, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, 497-5550
– Cherokee Preservation Foundation