Political Science Alumni Keeps it Local in Politics

Photo of NajeraMiguel Najera has called Stillwater home since he began his time at Oklahoma State University. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minors in Emergency Management and Sociology, he joined Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance Company. Najera was elected to the Stillwater City Council in 2014.

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Official Photo of Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. WestphalOfficial Photo of Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (Public Domain)Joseph W. Westphal, Politician & Diplomat

Masters in Political Science (1974)

Born in Santiago, Chile, Westphal dedicated his career to national defense and diplomacy.  After receiving his Bachelor's from Adelphi University of New York, he traveled to Oklahoma State for his Masters degree.

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lw alumniawardWatkins receives the Department's Distinguished Alumni Award during the Spring 2014 graduation ceremony.

Lou Watkins, Consultant & Member of the A&M Board of Regents

BA in Political Science (1964), Masters in Political Science (1965)

Watkins taught Political Science at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, from 1977 to 1991, chairing the Department during her last five years. In honor of her service, ECU continues to host a lecture series in her name, bringing in recognized authorities to address subjects of major public interest. 

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