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R-MWC sophomore named as Udall Scholar

5/4/2004 11:10:00 PM


Naomi Hollifield

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Morris K. Udall Foundation has named Naomi Hollifield, a member of the Randolph-Macon Woman's College Class of 2006, as a 2004 Morris K. Udall Scholar. Hollifield, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was one of only 80 undergraduates to be selected for the prestigious award from more than 500 nominees. The awards are granted to those who demonstrate a commitment to fields related to the environment.

The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Morris King Udall's thirty years of service in the House of Representatives. Udall's career was distinguished by civility, integrity, and consensus, as well as a commitment to preservation of the nation's natural environment. Consistent with these values, the Udall Foundation is committed to educating a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment, Native American health and tribal policy, and effective public policy conflict resolution.

Hollifield is the second R-MWC student in as many months to win a national scholarship competition. She joins Atefeh Leavitt, an R-MWC junior, who was awarded a Truman scholarship last month.

Founded in 1891, Randolph--Macon Woman's College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 780 women with a distinguished history of establishing global connections through international education. The College was recently honored by NAFSA: Association for International Educators for the exemplary globalization of our campus, and has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top ten national liberal arts colleges for our percentage of international students.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations