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Truman Scholarship Foundation honors Miami

Miami has been selected as a Truman Foundation Honor Institution Award recipient in recognition of its success in having nine finalists and five winners of the Truman Scholarship in the last six years.

Miami, Boston College and the University of Delaware were added in 2003 to a list of 44 other universities that includes Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale. Miami is the only Ohio school on the list.

“Given the great importance of the Truman Foundation to higher education and to development of leadership in our society, it is a wonderful honor for Miami to be named an honor institution,” said Steven DeLue, chair of Miami’s Truman Scholarship committee and senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Science.

Institutions are selected on the basis of:

• Active encouragement of outstanding young people to pursue careers in public service.

• Effective promotion of the Truman program on their campus.

• Sustained success in helping their students win Truman Scholarships.

Activities to celebrate Miami’s selection will be held Monday, April 19.

Committee members will meet with Louis Blair, executive director of the Truman Scholarship Foundation at a breakfast in Shriver Center.

A Truman Scholarship panel and workshop will feature former recipients Sarah Stewart (1998), Elizabeth Gish (2001), Meredith Schnug (2002) and Ross Meyer (2003), who will talk about the Truman and other prestigious scholarships. It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in MacMillan Hall.

The Truman Honor Institution Awards Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Marcum Conference Center. Featured speakers will be Sarah Stewart and Meredith Schnug.

Date Published: 04/15/2004
Volume: 23   Number: 32

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