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Former Auburn swimmers awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

Stuart FergusonKyle OwensAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Former Auburn swimmers and 2013 graduates Kyle Owens of Johnson City, Tenn., and Stuart Ferguson of Richmond, Va., have been awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, considered one of the highest academic honors a student-athlete can receive.

The award measures success beyond the playing field, encompassing academic accomplishments, campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership. One hundred seventy-four NCAA senior athletes across all sports and divisions are chosen each year and receive a $7,500 grant to pursue post-graduate education.

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Auburn University junior named Harry S. Truman Scholar

Azeem AhmedAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Honors College student Azeem Ahmed has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards bestowed on college juniors.

Ahmed, who is double-majoring in finance and economics and minoring in public health, is one of only 62 recipients nationwide selected by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; he is the only recipient from the state of Alabama.

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Auburn University senior awarded honorable mention for Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

Devin YeomansAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Devin Yeomans has been awarded an honorable mention for The President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award. Yeomans is a native of Montgomery majoring in nutrition and dietetics in the College of Human Sciences with a minor in hunger studies.

The announcement was made recently by “Stop Hunger Now” and the North Carolina State University Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service. Created to honor President Clinton for his commitment to humanitarian causes, especially his commitment to eradicating hunger, the award criteria is demonstrated leadership in the fight against hunger and a commitment to a life of service in the areas of hunger and poverty reduction.

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Auburn senior wins Mitchell Scholarship to study in Northern Ireland

Marian RoystonAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Marian Royston has been awarded one of the nation’s most selective fellowships, the Mitchell Scholarship, to study in Northern Ireland next year, announced Saturday by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance.

Royston, of Roanoke, Ala., will pursue a master’s degree in leadership for sustainable rural development at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland. She is an Auburn Honors College student majoring in history and double-minoring in political science and community and civic engagement in the College of Liberal Arts. She becomes Auburn’s first recipient in the Mitchell Scholars Program, which began in 2000.

“Marian is an excellent student and will represent Auburn well in her overseas studies,” Auburn President Jay Gogue said.

The program, named to honor former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell’s contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance to introduce future American leaders to the island of Ireland. Only 12 students in the U.S. are selected annually for the fellowship that is based on scholarship, leadership and a commitment to community and public service.

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Auburn University senior named finalist for prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

Marian RoystonAUBURN UNIVERSITY –Auburn University senior Marian Royston has been named a finalist for one of the nation’s most selective fellowships, the Mitchell Scholarship, to study in Ireland or Northern Ireland next year.

Royston, of Roanoke, Ala., is an Honors College student majoring in history and double-minoring in political science and community and civic engagement in the College of Liberal Arts. She is Auburn University’s first finalist in the Mitchell Scholars Program, which began in 2000.

The program, named to honor former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell’s contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance to introduce future American leaders to the island of Ireland. Only 12 students in the U.S. are selected annually for the fellowship that is based on scholarship, leadership and a commitment to community and public service.

Royston will travel to Washington, D.C., Nov. 16-17 to interview with program officials for possible selection as a recipient.

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Auburn University graduate awarded National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship

20120409, Matthew Ramirez, Head Shot, Honors CollegeAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Honors College graduate Matthew Ramirez has been awarded a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship.

Ramirez is the fourth Auburn student to be named a fellow this year, joining Nicole Garrison, Bianca Williams and Devin Kalafut.

The fellowship provides three years of support at $30,000 annually and an additional $10,500 cost of education allowance. The purpose of the fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.

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