Kenzie Doane, '25

DONOR DOLLARS AT WORK: Kenzie Doane, Biology
By Jana Garvie Lindley
Majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry, Fairview, Okla., native Kenzie Doane has set her sights on graduating in 2025.
“I am extremely interested in science. It is something that never grows old, and I continue to learn more each semester.”
Doane’s career plan is to be a physician’s assistant specializing in pediatrics. After a career and family, she would like to spend time doing medical mission work overseas.
Scholarships are helping Doane meet her goals. “They have allowed me to be focused on my studies and not burdened with finances.”
Outside the classroom, Doane stays busy as a member of the Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors, is the Ranger Women’s Basketball manager, attends FCA and is on the leadership team for the BCM.
A fourth-generation Ranger, Doane’s mother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, along with many cousins, aunts and uncles,­ all graduated from Northwestern.
“I have enjoyed every aspect of college here at NWOSU. I love the atmosphere where everyone knows everyone. This place feels like home.”
Doane received the Dean Ranson Scholarship.
This scholarship was established in 2003 to honor Dean Ranson by his daughters and their families. Dean grew up on a family farm southwest of Fairview and graduated from Longdale High School in 1938. He married Ethel Martin in 1942 and graduated from Northwestern State College in 1943 with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Dean served his country during World War II and, after receiving his military discharge, taught high school for one year in Zenda, Kan. In 1947, he moved back to Fairview, where he worked various positions for the Farmers and Merchants National Bank for 55 years. Dean married Mary Teske in 1990, and in 2002, he retired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, a position he held for over 13 years. Dean died in the summer of 2007. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students from Major County to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and may be pursuing any area of study.


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