Sociology Awards: Better Late Than Never

From left: Kelsey Mattingly, Paul Bones, Emily Bibens, Kayla Effinger and Brady Williams

To see a complete list of our 2015 awards, please click here.

Last spring the Sociology Department awarded scholarships to three of its outstanding students. Brady Williams and Kayla Effinger received Alumni Scholarships and David Inglee received the David T. Wright Memorial Scholarship. The Alumni Scholarships are awarded to students for their academic achievements. The Wright Scholarship is named for former sociology major David Wright, who died serving his country in Afghanistan, and is awarded for past and planned service to our society. All of our scholarships are totally funded by donations from our alumni. 

You can look forward to reading about our awesome 2016 awardees in our January newsletter.


Brady Williams is from Norman and attended Norman High School. He chose to major in sociology to gain a better understanding of society. Brady will head to law school in the Fall of 2016.


Kayla Effinger is working on a dual degree in Criminology and English – Writing. She graduated from Guthrie High School in 2013. Kayla has studied abroad in Puebla, Mexico through OU and aims to become fluent in Spanish. After graduation, Kayla plans on going to graduate school for either Sociology or Latin American Studies.



David Inglee is from Tulsa. After attending Oklahoma Christian University for two years, he enlisted in the Army. He began infantry training in 2009 at Fort
Benning, Georgia, and after graduation was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. David deployed to Iraq in November 2010 as an infantry team leader and was promoted to sergeant. He reenlisted for a second deployment in Iraq and after returning home was assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion in Dahlonega, Georgia. David was discharged from the Army in October 2014 after being accepted to the University of Oklahoma. His plan is to graduate in December with a degree in sociology/criminology. After graduation, David hopes to work for a federal law enforcement agency and apply what he learned in the Army and at OU to make the world a safer place. He is honored to have been chosen to receive the Wright Scholarship and hopes to live up to David Wright's legacy.