Emily Fessler (center) with President Clif Smart and Board of Governors member Lynn Parman.
Our former Anthropology major, Emily Fessler, recently earned a Citizen Scholar Award at Missouri State University due to her stellar academic achievements and her significant contributions to the MSU community and to the community at large.
Emily’s actions have resulted in a positive impact for many, with two primary endeavors as her most significant contributions: 1) Her contribution to the vision, development, and implementation of the campus voter education initiative Paws to the Polls, which has helped to create meaningful change at Missouri State University; and, 2) Her intensive and sustained work with the Ozarks Public Health Institute and visiting personnel from the Centers for Disease Control, which have contributed to efforts of making our community healthier and safer for all.
The Citizen Scholar Award allows recognition of Emily Fessler’s contributions and accomplishments. Emily came to us as a student who wanted to make a difference. Mission accomplished.
Emily is pictured below with former Sociology and Anthropology Department Head, Dr. Don Landon, who created the Citizen Scholar Awards in 2007.