WFU honored by Truman Foundation

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has recognized Wake Forest University with a 2002 Truman Scholarship Honor Institution Award.

Louis Blair, executive secretary of the Truman Foundation, presented the award at an Oct. 17 meeting of the Wake Forest Board of Trustees at the university.

The award recognizes Wake Forest for “active encouragement of outstanding young people to pursue careers in public service” and “sustained success in helping students win Truman Scholarships.” Wake Forest was among four institutions to receive the honor this year.

Eleven Wake Forest students have been named Truman Scholars since 1977, including 2002 scholarship winner and Wake Forest senior, Lindsay Littlefield. Four previous Wake Forest winners of Truman scholarships attended the event: Megan Reif, a 1996 graduate; Lori Fuller, a 1995 graduate; Patrick Auld, a 1992 graduate; and Michael Riley, a 1981 graduate.

Established by Congress in 1975, the Washington-based Truman Foundation provides merit-based scholarships each year to college juniors who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.

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