AUBURN – Auburn University graduate and Rhodes Scholar Jordan Anderson was recently named to the second team in USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team competition. Each year the newspaper recognizes the top college students in the country based on academics, leadership, activities and the application of their talents beyond the classroom.
Anderson, who was named a Rhodes Scholar last fall, graduated in May with a 3.93 GPA in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. The Roanoke, Va., native will head to Oxford this September where he plans to enroll in a master’s degree program in global health science study. Anderson hopes to pursue medical mission work in the future.
AUBURN – David Marshall Harris, a junior in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering majoring in chemical engineering at Auburn University, has been chosen as a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.
This scholarship, awarded to only about 300 students nationwide, is widely considered the most prestigious award in the United State for undergraduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
AUBURN – George Mitrevski, an associate professor in Auburn University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to study in Macedonia.
Mitrevski, who leaves in August, received a nine-month appointment and will be conducting research on an electronic collection of Macedonian texts at the Academy of Sciences and the Arts and at the Macedonian Language Institute in the Republic of Macedonia. He will also be working at the Pedagogical Faculty in the city of Bitola where he will teach English essay-writing and American literature.
AUBURN – Since 1946, Fulbright scholars have crossed the oceans to participate in the international education exchange program designed primarily to enhance lecturing and advanced research on the hosts’ campuses. Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics has the unusual benefit of not only hosting Fulbright scholar Cristina Fernandez of Spain for her research on coding theory, but also of welcoming her teaching skills in the classroom.
“Having Dr. Fernandez offer an honors calculus course in the college is a rare opportunity for our freshmen to not only learn in a cross-cultural setting, but to experience an internationally acclaimed and talented professor in the classroom,” said Dean Stewart Schneller.