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Liberal Arts Student Wins $30,000 Truman Scholarship

Lauren Koehler recognized for leadership, volunteerism in Texas and Latin America

Posted: March 28, 2007

Madeleine K. Albright, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced today the names of the 65 students from 56 U.S. colleges and universities honored for their leadership potential, intellectual ability, and likelihood of "making a difference." The Truman Scholars were selected from among 585 candidates nominated by 280 colleges and universities.

Koehler is a Plan II honors program student, who is earning additional degrees in government and Spanish. She maintains a 4.0 grade-point average while working 30 hours per week at the Benson Latin American Collection and as an Americorps tutor.

Koehler studies the complex political, cultural and economic causes of poverty and is committed to helping alleviate poverty in communities throughout Texas and Latin America.

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