The Missouri State University Board of Governors designated six students as the 2013 Citizen Scholars at their meeting today (Dec. 13). These students were selected for their dedication to the public affairs mission of the university through course work, activities and service-learning opportunities.
“As a part of their serving natures and well developed skills, they applied the qualities of ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement in their lives both on and off campus,” said Cathy Smith, former Board of Governors member who served on the selection committee. “We are very proud of all of our MSU students. We most especially congratulate these six amazing Citizen Scholars.”
The 2013 recipients of the Citizen Scholar Award are:
- Nii Kpakpo Ekow Abrahams, a senior communication major from Joplin, Mo.
- Mariah Gregg, a senior philosophy major from Thayer, Mo.
- Jared Horman, a senior graphic design major from Camdenton, Mo.
- Kris Keilty, an MBA student from Rich Fountain, Mo.
- Walter Orr, a senior professional writing major from Kansas City, Mo.
- Paige Oxendine, a senior public relations and socio-political communication major from Neosho, Mo.
Each student received a crystal globe in recognition of the award and their names have been added to the Citizen Scholar wall in Plaster Student Union.