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Three Auburn Honors College students awarded Fulbright Scholarships to study in Germany, UK

Jamesa Stokes, Carson Williford and Lauren Waldroop

Stokes, Williford and Waldroop

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Three Auburn University Honors College students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to continue their studies in the United Kingdom and Germany this summer and fall.

Jamesa Stokes, a senior physics major, will conduct research at the German Space Agency’s Institute of Structures in Design in Stuttgart, Germany; Carson Williford, a sophomore with a double major in English and philosophy, will study at the United Kingdom’s Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute; and Lauren Waldroop, a senior double-majoring in environmental design and German, will study at Rhine-Westphalian Technical University in Aachen, Germany.

Auburn has had 10 Fulbright recipients in the past five years, and this year marks the first time with three winners in one year.

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Auburn junior receives prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Graham Gordon, an Auburn University Honors College student double-majoring in mathematics and physics, has been chosen as a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, an honor bestowed only to approximately 300 students nationwide each year.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Graham Gordon, an Auburn University Honors College student double-majoring in mathematics and physics, has been chosen as a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, an honor bestowed only to approximately 300 students nationwide each year.

The scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the United States for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines.

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Auburn University junior named Harry S. Truman Scholar, one of 59 nationwide

Auburn University junior Sam Wilcox, an Honors College student majoring in history, has been named a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University junior Sam Wilcox, an Honors College student majoring in history with a minor in economics, has been named a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards bestowed to college juniors.

Wilcox, a native of Nashville, Tenn., was informed of the prestigious award by Auburn University President Jay Gogue during a surprise visit to class.

Created in 1975 by an act of Congress, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship is awarded to 59 college juniors on the basis of four criteria: service on campus and in the community, commitment to a career in public service, communication ability and aptitude to be a “change agent” and academic talent that would assure acceptance to a first-rate graduate school.

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Five Auburn students and alumni awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Five Auburn University students and alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and two students have received honorable mention, an Auburn record.

The National Science Foundation announced this week the Auburn recipients: Casey Ruark, a 2013 Honors College graduate in biological sciences; Chris Bartel, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; Zack Coker, a 2013 Honors College graduate in software engineering; Alex Roman, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; and Jacob Clary, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering.

Receiving honorable mention were Alex Wolff, an Honors College senior in aerospace engineering, and Ryan Weaver, a graduate student in biological sciences.

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Auburn University senior wins worldwide Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

Azeem Ahmed, winner of the 2014 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Azeem Ahmed has been named winner of the 2014 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award, an honor presented to only one university student worldwide each year.

“We are excited that Azeem’s passion for tackling global hunger has been recognized in this award,” said Melissa Baumann, Auburn University assistant provost and director of the Honors College. “He has dedicated his undergraduate studies and extracurricular activities to understanding and alleviating the roots of hunger. This speaks to Auburn’s land-grant mission to improve the lives of Alabamians as well as people around the world.”

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Auburn University announces nominees for prestigious Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has announced its student nominees for three of the nation’s top postgraduate honors: the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships.

“These students evoke the core values of Auburn University,” said Melissa Baumann, assistant provost for undergraduate studies and director of the Honors College. “They have succeeded through hard work in their courses and extracurricular activities and they are men and women of character. We are pleased to nominate them for these prestigious scholarships.”

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