Truman Graduate Receives Excellence Award for Future Studies

Truman's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has announced that their nominee for the national honor fraternity’s Graduate Fellowship will receive an Award of Excellence.

Candice Luebbering, a May 2004 Truman graduate, will use the $2,000 award to help finance her further education. Luebbering will pursue a master’s degree in geography at Virginia Tech. She said she plans to concentrate her studies in the area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

“I want to focus on learning the largest skill set possible for cartography and GIS concerning all of the advanced technology...that can help us create more useful, current and inclusive maps,” Luebbering said in her application essay.

The Truman alumna graduated summa cum laude from the University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology. She was the Sociology/Anthropology Outstanding Student, a Bright Flight Scholar and a member of both Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa.

The Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships recognize and encourage superior scholarship in all disciplines. The Fellowships and Awards of Excellence are given to students preparing for full-time first-year graduate or professional study. Applicants must be nominated by their chapter.

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