Hannah Franklin – Carl Albert State College 2015 Rothbaum Outstanding Graduate
Hannah Franklin is the 2015 recipient of the Julian J. Rothbaum Outstanding Graduate Award at Carl Albert State College. The Rothbaum Award is the College’s highest academic honor bestowed on a CASC student.
The $1500 cash scholarship is in honor of the late Julian Rothbaum of Tulsa. Rothbaum was a close friend of Carl Albert, a great benefactor to Carl Albert State College, and provided the funding for the Outstanding Graduate Award.
The daughter of David and Rhonda Franklin, Hannah graduated from Stigler High School prior to attending Carl Albert. She is a General Studies major with an emphasis on English and will continue her education at the University of Oklahoma in the fall to pursue a degree in Public Relations. While at Carl Albert she was selected as an All Oklahoma Academic Team member. Hannah was a CASC Scholar, a member of Student Government, and Phi Theta Kappa. She also served as a resident assistant.
When discussing her time at Carl Albert State College, Hannah stated, “Carl Albert State College has given me many opportunities to grow as an individual. I’ve made numerous friends here, and I feel 100% confident in my success as a transfer student moving forward in my educational career.”
As the Rothbaum recipient, Hannah will speak at the Carl Albert State College graduation on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Graduation is on the College’s Poteau campus at the Mick Thompson Fitness Center.