Shari Fieser, admission counselor and recent inductee to Truman’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, was selected by the national Phi Kappa Phi office to receive at 2018 “Love of Learning Award.” These awards help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members. Awards can go toward graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/research/learning and more. Two hundred awards, at $500 each, are distributed each year. Fieser is completing graduate studies in leadership through Truman. Established in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and largest national honor society which recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all of the academic disciplines. The chapter at Truman was chartered in 1991. For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, visit

Jamie Fitzpatrick, recently graduated women’s swimmer, has been awarded a scholarship by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee. Fitzpatrick plans to use it at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis when she begins the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the fall. The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics.

Christa Reisinger, softball, was named the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Midwest Region Player of the Year in a vote by the region’s sports information directors. Among the GLVC’s statistical leaders, the Winfield, Mo. product is first in batting average (.458), first in slugging percentage (.775), first in on-base percentage (.554), first in stolen bases (38), tied for first in runs scored (49), second in walks (28), tied for third in triples (5), fifth in hits (65), sixth in home runs (10), and 10th in RBI (37). The junior center fielder collected second-team All-American honors as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and D2CCA. Reisinger is the eighth NFCA All-American selection in program history and is one of four players to achieve the honor.

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