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Jacques, Briggs Selected for College of Education Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Arryn (Stacy) Small to receive 2014 Rising Star Award

(STILLWATER, Okla., May 14, 2014) – The Oklahoma State University College of Education will induct Mrs. Susan Jacques and the late Dr. Lloyd D. Briggs into its Hall of Fame on Friday, May 16. The College will also recognize Mrs. Arryn (Small) Stacy as this year’s Rising Star Award recipient.

Hall of Fame induction is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Education, recognizing outstanding professional and personal achievements that have brought honor and distinction to the college.
Susan Jacques of Woodward is a 1975 graduate of the OSU College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management. Now retired, Jacques enjoyed a career as a passionate and award-winning science educator teaching in middle schools in both Kansas and Oklahoma. She has a distinguished record of service to Oklahoma State University and the greater community. Jacques has been involved with Friends of the OSU Library and served on the board for Women for OSU. In addition, she has supported student scholarships and established four endowed professorships in the College of Education in the areas of literacy, special education, counseling and health education and promotion.

Lloyd D. Briggs earned four degrees at Oklahoma State University – an Associate of Science in Electronics Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Physics (1960), a Master of Science in Technical Education (1965), and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education (1971). Briggs’ distinguished professional career included service on the OSU faculty and in positions with the United States Department of Education and The World Bank, where he supervised implementation of education development projects in more than 50 developing countries. He also served in the United States Army in both Korea and Japan. Briggs passed away on October 26, 2009, at the age of 76. His family will accept Hall of Fame induction on his behalf.

Jacques and Briggs represent the 16th class of Hall of Fame inductees for the College of Education.

Annually, the College of Education Rising Star award is presented to young alumni whose lives and achievements demonstrate promise of future leadership and bring distinction to the college.  

Arryn (Stacy) Small earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Mathematics in 2009. Small currently teaches at Andale High School in Kansas. Early in her career, she has established herself as a teacher leader with a passion for finding innovative ways to teach mathematics and for extending service beyond the classroom. Small also taught for three years in the Locust Grove Public Schools in Oklahoma and one year at Wichita East High School in Kansas. Originally from Tonkawa, Small graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate of Science degree in mathematics from Northern Oklahoma College before attending OSU. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education at Emporia State University.