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UOG Truman Scholar Athena McNinch Attends Leadership Week in Missouri


University of GuamUniversity of Guam 2017 Truman Scholar Athena McNinch recently completed the Truman Scholar Leadership Week at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

McNinch is a junior at UOG and the first Truman Scholar from the University of Guam to double major in Public Administration and Criminal Justice.  

Truman Scholars from throughout the nation came together that week and participated in programs including local community service projects, mentoring sessions with public servants, and graduate school preparation sessions.

The week culminated in the Truman Scholar Awards Weekend. Held at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, Athena received her official award certificate.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

For more information contact UOG Faculty Representative Dr. John J. Rivera at jrivera@triton.uog.edu.