Two library student workers — Jiles Pourier and Diamond Urbano — garner prestigious awards!

We are extremely proud to announce that two of our student workers garnered prestigious awards at the annual  DELTA Banquet.  Winners of the annual DELTA honors were announced during the Eighth DELTA Awards Banquet on April 26 on the NSU-Broken Arrow campus. Keynote speaker was Mike Henry Sr., vice president of operations for SageNet in Tulsa. Other DELTA winners were Kimberly Smith, Discipline Award; Brittany Beasley, Excellence Award; Tavia Zarubin and Sara Mahan, Legacy Awards; Kelly Blatz and Jennifer Blacketer, Trustworthy Awards; Lincoln Williams, Ambassadors Award; Sara Manz, Tashi Deley Award; Amber Pace, 2013 Outstanding Leader Award, and Jennifer Martin, Jack L. Haney Award.

Our own Jiles Pourier received the Shining Star Award for his community work helping to rebuild homes in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.   He was chosen to be one of the five team leaders for MTV and United Way’s Spring Fix Alternative Spring Break, in areas affected by the Hurricane.


For those of us honored to know Jiles Pourier, this self-less attitude isn’t surprising.  He is well known for his quiet leadership and service to others. We’re all particularly proud of him and his achievements!

This year Spring Breakers from across the country volunteered to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Here is a look at just some of their restoration efforts at a damaged church in the hard hit area of The Rockaways in NY.  Read more at:

As well, we are extremely proud that another of our student workers, Diamond Urbano received the Outstanding Senior Award.


The Outstanding Senior Award program, or Jack Kaufman awards, are given to deserving seniors each year who are nominated by NSU faculty and staff. Award guidelines include that a nominee must: have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher; have demonstrated his or her concern for NSU through campus involvement; and be an all-around student who typifies the spirit of NSU.

We are exceptionally proud of both Jiles and Diamond! They are talented, driven and intelligent individuals who have freely given of themselves to NSU, as well as a number of civic and student organizations.

Posted by Pamela Louderback


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