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Honors Students Grab Various Accolades

May 20, 2015

Three students in Angelo State University’s Honors Program have recently received various honors and awards to further their higher education efforts in preparation for their future careers.

Duncan KnoxDuncan KnoxHistory major Duncan Knox of Ozona, who graduated with his ASU bachelor’s degree on May 16, has received a pair of prestigious scholarships that will go toward his master’s degree studies in history at Texas Tech University, where he has also received a fellowship and teaching assistantship for the upcoming fall semester. 

Knox has been awarded the $2,000 Marvel Stockwell Scholarship from the Pi Gamma Mu international honor society for social sciences, as well as the $1,250 A.F. Zimmerman Scholarship from the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society. Each scholarship is awarded to only one student in the nation each year for graduate studies. 

These are just the latest awards for Knox who also won the 2015 Distinguished Student Award for the ASU College of Arts and Sciences. He was previously named a 2014-15 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C., and completed a summer internship in the Office of the Curator at the U.S. Supreme Court. He also participated in a Fulbright Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders at the University of Bristol in England. 

Chelbee FarnenChelbee FarnenJunior biology major Chelbee Farnen of Marble Falls has been accepted to the 2015 Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer School offered through the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College in London, England. She will spend three weeks in London this summer as one of a select group of undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the world, engaging with world-class scientists to discuss advances in global health, immunology, and heart, lung and cancer treatment. Her trip is being funded through ASU’s Alvin and Patricia New Honors Program Enhancement Fund. 

Haley RhodesHaley RhodesAlso, junior Haley Rhodes, an intelligence, security studies and analysis major from Midland, will spend this summer interning in the office of U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway in Washington, D.C. Her trip is also being funded through the Alvin and Patricia New Honors Program Enhancement Fund. 

For more information, contact Dr. Shirley Eoff, director of the ASU Honors Program, at 325-942-2722.