Abigail Bullock, a master of accountancy student, has been awarded the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholarship. She will be awarded $10,000 to cover eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment while enrolled at Truman. The award is merit-based. Bullock was selected based on her demonstrated interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing. Additionally, her award was based on her adherence to high ethical standards while a student.

Hannah Gallamore received second prize in the fourth annual ENKOR International Music Competition earlier this summer. Gallamore competed with more than 500 collegiate musicians from all over the world in the winds and percussion division. Jury members are also selected internationally and represent some of the most renowned artists in their field. Gallamore was the highest scoring percussionist from the United States, with an overall score of 92.24. Gallamore is a student of Michael Bump, professor of music/percussion. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music in May and is continuing her education at Truman as a graduate teaching assistant, pursuing the Master of Arts degree in music.  

Katherine Jackson
, associate professor of business administration, and Charles Boughton, instructor of business administration, had their paper entitled, “Variation in the Structure and Administration of Student-Managed Investment Funds,” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issues of Managerial Finance.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, served as commenter in the session “States of Speculation: Western Lands and the Forging and Fracturing of the Early Republic,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Officer Rocky Merritt, Department of Public Safety, was commended for actions that saved three students and dog from a house fire. At 3 a.m. July 11, Merritt noticed smoke coming from a house on East Scott Street. A former lieutenant with the Boone County Fire Department, he alerted the residents and assisted them in exiting the house. His early detection also prevented the fire from spreading to nearby structures.

Anne Morgan won the 2018 Pencak Award for her essay “The Philadelphia Riots of 1844: Republican Catholicism and Irish Catholic Apologetics,” written for the spring 2018 course, American Religious History. The Pencak Award is given annually by the Pennsylvania Historical Association for the best undergraduate research paper about Pennsylvania or mid-Atlantic history. It includes $150 and an invitation to revise the essay for publication in the Association’s prominent journal Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies. Award recipients are also encouraged to attend the association’s fall conference to speak about their scholarship. Morgan is the second recipient of the Pencak Award, named for Bill Pencak, former editor of Pennsylvania History and a much-loved Penn State University history professor.

The Truman track and field teams were recognized for their academic excellence by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Both the men’s and women’s programs were named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA for the 12th consecutive season. The Truman women boasted a 3.51 team grade point average, which ranked among the top averages of all Division II teams. The men had a 3.19 team GPA. In addition, freshman Cassie Jennings and junior Cassidy Smestad earned All-Academic accolades by sustaining at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and hitting an NCAA qualifying mark in their respective event. Jennings cleared a Stokes Stadium record of 12-4.00 in the pole vault at the Truman Quad Meet, April 26, to earn her NCAA provisional mark. Smestad garnered her third straight All-Academic honor by the USTFCCCA. She hit provisional marks in both the shot put (46-1.25 at the Missouri Southern Qualifier, May 11) and the discus (149-0 at the Truman Quad Meet).

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