Tom Capuano, professor emeritus of foreign language, had his dictionary of medieval Spanish plant names, Diccionario herbario, reviewed in the Revista de Lexicografia of the Universidade da Coruña, Spain, in volume 23 (2017). Capuano worked on the project for more than 20 years at Truman with the help of numerous undergraduate students and support from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Meg Edwards, assistant professor of political science, led 25 students from her Model United Nations course to participate in the American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago. Truman students represented Bhutan and Ethiopia in the four-day conference, alongside approximately 1,500 participants from 97 universities. Truman was recognized with an Outstanding Delegation Award for Exceptional Representation of Ethiopia on the Security Council. Caroline Goldsby and Austin Green served as the representatives for this delegation.

Mitch Nichols, football, was voted to the Google Cloud Academic All-America football second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He was previously named a first team Academic All-District selection. Nichols was second on the team in receiving yards this season with 207 on 12 catches. A senior health science major with a 4.0 grade point average, Nichols hails from Hannibal, Mo. Truman has had 116 Academic All-Americans, which is among the top 30 of all four-year and two-year schools and second among NCAA Division II schools.

Lawrence Woods, football, was named to the D2 Conference Commissioners Association All-America first team. He is the first Bulldog since 2011 to earn the All-America distinction. Woods was the GLVC Special Teams Player of the Year after returning three of his 12 kick return opportunities for touchdowns and averaged 50.8 yards per return this past season.

Ken Carter Jr, professor of chemistry, received the Alpha Phi Omega Phyllis C. Tenney Excellence in Advising Award at the 45th biennial Alpha Phi Omega National Convention in Austin, Texas, Dec. 30, 2018. Carter was one of just four individuals nationwide to receive this award. Alumni and undergraduate members of Truman’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega organized and submitted a nomination on his behalf. Alpha Phi Omega is an international inclusive service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development and community-building opportunities for college students. Truman’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter was the fifth chapter founded nationwide in 1927, and the first founded west of the Mississippi River. Alpha Phi Omega has more than 350 chapters serving on colleges campuses in the United States, the Philippines, Canada and Australia. Carter began advising Truman’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter in 1992.

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