Juliann Strange, a 2011 alumna of the OBU Graduate School, received iON Oklahoma Online's 30/30 Next Gen 2012 award Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City.
The award honors 30 individuals under the age of 30 for their professional achievements, community involvement and commitment to Oklahoma.
"These individuals have shown leadership among their peers and in the Oklahoma community," said Don Swift, publisher of iON Oklahoma Online, on the award's website. "Oklahoma's momentum will continue because of these 30 outstanding individuals. We are proud to honor their accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions."
Strange earned a master's degree from OBU in business administration, with an emphasis in international business. Her career goal was to work for a non-profit agency to make an impact in her community and the individuals of Oklahoma.
"I was looking to increase my business administration skills for my career in the non-profit sector," she said.
She now works for OKC Beautiful, a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage and facilitate efforts to improve the image and appearance of Oklahoma City through various programs that offer education, beautification and recognition to the community. She serves as the programs and business manager for the organization, with responsibilities in fundraising campaigns, business relations and the Young Professionals organization.
"The faculty and staff at the OBU Graduate School are proud of Juliann and her accomplishments," said Dr. Scott Harris, director of the Graduate School. "We believe she will continue to achieve great things as she serves our community. Way to go, Juliann!"