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Julie Dawkins Named OU's 2024 Carl Albert Award Recipient

May 7, 2024

Julie Dawkins Named OU's 2024 Carl Albert Award Recipient

Julie Dawkins of Edmond, Oklahoma, was awarded the prestigious Carl Albert Award at the 2024 Impact Awards Celebration for the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, recognizing Julie's exceptional achievements, leadership, and contributions to both academics and her community.

Julie is graduating with a Master of Arts in Managerial Economics with a focus in Big Data, alongside a Bachelor of Arts in Letters with a double major in Economics. After she graduates from OU, Julie plans to attend the London School of Economics to get a Master of Science in Applied Social Data Science. Throughout her academic journey, Julie has maintained a 4.00 GPA, demonstrating her commitment to excellence. 

OU President Joseph Harroz, Jr. Julie Dawkins and OU Arts and Sciences Dean David Wrobel

"It is truly an honor to be selected as the 2024 Carl Albert Award recipient. I have grown immensely in my time at OU academically, professionally, and personally; I owe so much to my friends, mentors, professors, and more generally this university for giving me the space and encouragement to pursue my passions wherever they led. I am excited to continue building upon the incredible foundation I’ve built at OU as I pursue studies in data science with a focus on answering the challenging social questions of our day,” Julie said.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Julie has gained valuable experience as a Labor Strategy Intern at Southwest Airlines and as a Team Lead at The Oklahoma Group, which has equipped her with valuable insights into strategic analysis and professional communication.

Julie's dedication to community service and leadership is incredible. As a Program Developer and Executive Vice President of the Miracle Mindset College Access Program, she has spearheaded initiatives aimed at empowering first-generation, low-income high school students. Additionally, her involvement in organizations such as the Withrow Leadership Scholars and the Crimson Club reflects her commitment to fostering a positive impact within her university community.

Among her numerous accolades, Julie has been the recipient of prestigious awards such as the University of Oklahoma Regents’ Award for Most Outstanding Junior and the National Student Poet of the Southwest Region.  

Her exemplary achievements and unwavering dedication truly embody the spirit of the Carl Albert Award. Julie's dedication to scholarship, leadership, and service have made a remarkable impact on the University of Oklahoma community.

About the Carl Albert Award

The Carl Albert Award, the most prestigious honor given to a student by the OU Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, is based on academic performance, moral force of character and promise of future service to the state and nation. First presented in 1966, the award was established to honor Carl Albert, the late OU alumnus and U.S. Speaker of the House, for his distinguished undergraduate career and national service. Julian Rothbaum, former state regent and longtime friend of Albert, endowed the award in 1965.