Maegan Holson, '25

DONOR DOLLARS AT WORK: Maegan Holson, Psychology, '25

By Jana Garvie Lindley

Northwestern sophomore, Maegan Holson, Waynoka, Okla., appreciates the Donor Dollars made available to her during her college career. 

Holson stays busy on campus with her involvement in band, Castle Players and theatre.

She plans to graduate in 2025 with a psychology major and a criminal justice minor. Psychology was chosen because she enjoys learning about the human mind and helping people. Her ultimate career goal is to be a criminal or biomedical psychologist.

Holson does plan to pursue further schooling after college, and she intends to stay in Alva for at least a year before starting a master's degree.

"My experience at Northwestern will be one I will never forget. From all the people I have met and the opportunities I have had, my time here has been amazing," said Holson. "My scholarships have been the biggest help in my college career, and I thank everyone who has helped me along the way."

Holson received the Donovan Reichenberger Theatre Scholarship (Globe Theatre Award) and the Jesse V. Sharp Scholarship.

The Jesse V. Sharp Scholarship was established in 1986 and revised in 2007 by M.L. (Mel) Sharp in honor of his late father, Jesse V. Sharp. Jesse was a cattleman/farmer who lived his entire life in Woods County. He was married to Irene Gately, a Northwestern Normal School graduate, and was the father of three children, two of whom were Northwestern graduates. The purpose of the Jesse V. Sharp scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an academically worthy candidate from Waynoka High School who elects to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

The Donovan Reichenberger Theatre Scholarship was established to aid an outstanding student in the Northwestern Theatre program. Reichenberger has been a 40-year supporter of Northwestern's scholarship program. A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, Reichenberger joined the Northwestern faculty in 1967. After a career in the U.S. Navy, he earned his bachelor’s from Northwestern in 1966 and a master’s from Wichita State in 1967. In addition to teaching history courses, he was chairman and member of various Northwestern faculty committees.  Applicants must participate in theatre courses, productions, and the Castle Players to be eligible. Reichenberger passed away in 2020.


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