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Auburn University senior, recent grad named Rhodes Scholar finalists


Ashton Richardson
Patrick DonnanAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan and 2012 graduate Ashton Richardson have been named finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for an opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. If selected, they would be among only 32 U.S. students to receive the honor.

Donnan will interview in Birmingham as part of Rhodes District 7, while Richardson, now a veterinary student at Texas A&M University, will interview in Houston as part of District 8. The interviews will take place Nov. 22-23.

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Auburn University’s Ashton Richardson named Rhodes Scholar finalist

Ashton Richardson
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior football player Ashton Richardson has been named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, marking the fourth straight year an Auburn student-athlete has become 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.

“Ashton is an ideal representation of whom my office seeks to endorse for the Rhodes Scholarship. He is someone who combines a sound intellect and puts it to good use by making good grades and engaging in the undergraduate research experience; someone who channels his energy for the betterment of our world, for others who are less advantaged and for those who struggle every day; and he is someone who lights up the room when he is around,” said Paul Harris, Auburn associate director for national prestigious scholarships.

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