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Auburn University’s Dan Mazzaferro named Rhodes Scholar finalist

AUBURN – Former Auburn diver Dan Mazzaferro has been named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, marking the third straight year the Auburn swimming and diving program has produced a Rhodes finalist.

The Rhodes Scholarships, founded in 1904, are the oldest international fellowships. Winners of the scholarship have the opportunity to do graduate work at the University of Oxford located in Oxford, United Kingdom.

“An engaging scholar, a world class athlete and a true servant, Dan’s  motivation for doing world class research in Dr. Mike Squillacote’s organic chemistry lab all the while competing at the top levels of his sport is so extraordinarily strong, his promise so unparalleled, that I am confident in predicting that Dan will accomplish something awesome and huge in his life’s work,” said Paul Harris, associate director for National Prestigious Scholarships at Auburn University.

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Two Auburn University students selected as Rhodes Scholarship finalists

AUBURN – Two members of Auburn University’s Honors College have been named finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards. Seniors Erica Meissner of Ashburnham, Mass., and Krissy Voss of Paradise Valley, Ariz., will interview with selection committees in Birmingham, Ala., and Los Angeles, respectively, Nov. 19-20.

Scholarship winners will be announced following the interviews.

“Mentoring students with exceptional potential has been a key component of Auburn’s strategic plan, and Krissy and Erica are the best of the best,” said Auburn President Jay Gogue. “We’re proud to have them represent the Auburn family.”

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Auburn University’s Anderson awarded Rhodes Scholarship

AUBURN – Auburn University senior Jordan Anderson has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the nation’s top academic awards, to do graduate work at the University of Oxford in England. He is just one of 32 recipients from the United States who will join fellow scholars from around the world.

“Jordan Anderson receiving the Rhodes Scholarship demonstrates the quality and caliber of student that Auburn University attracts to its academic programs,” said Provost Mary Ellen Mazey. “We are proud of Jordan and his academic and athletic accomplishments and know he will represent Auburn with distinction as he pursues his educational career at Oxford University.”

Anderson, who will graduate in May, holds a 3.91 grade point average and is a senior in the Department of Biological Sciences. The native of Roanoke, Va., has done organic chemistry research on the phototyzing effects of UV light on the eye. At Oxford, he plans to enroll in a master’s degree program in global health science, which is a program geared toward gaining an understanding of the health conditions in third-world countries. With a combination of his education at Auburn and at Oxford, Anderson hopes to pursue a life in medical mission work.

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