Missouri State University recently recognized four undergraduate students for their commitment to the university’s statewide mission in public affairs. Each student was awarded a Pepsi-Cola Public Affairs Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The students were selected according to their record of service, leadership and qualities consistent with the goal of the public affairs mission.
“The members of the selection committee are duly gratified to learn of the multiple and creative ways our students are implementing the mission of the university, both on the local scene and throughout the world,” said Dr. Pauline Nugent, professor of modern and classical languages at Missouri State and chair of the Pepsi-Cola Public Affairs Award Selection Committee. “Not only are they rendering service to some of the neediest in today’s society, but they are themselves also being greatly enriched with an appreciation for other people, languages and cultures and thus concretizing the far-reaching benefits that result from the implementation of our public affairs mission. These are students in whom we can take justifiable pride as they influence our world for good, whatever their careers.”
The following students will receive the Pepsi-Cola Pubic Affairs Scholarship:
Melissa Fagan of Columbia, Mo., sophomore acting major;
Andrew Keaster of Mountain Home, Ark., junior cell and molecular biology major;
Blake Keaster of Mountain Home, Ark., junior cell and molecular biology major;
Joshua Snowden of Lee’s Summit, Mo., junior political science major.