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Megan Watson, senior in Chemistry named University Award recipient

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Congratulations to Megan Watson for receiving a 2013 University Award! There are seven awards with varying criteria, but any graduating senior is eligible to apply or be nominated. The University Awards are the only ones of which every student can be considered. Each applicant is evaluated for all seven awards.

Megan was chosen for the The Rusty Leffel Concerned Student Award. The award is the namesake of Rusty Leffel, an Overland Park attorney. Leffel was finishing law school at KU in 1973 when KU students and friends established the award to honor his dedication to reviving public support for KU during a time when public affection for higher education had hit bottom.

Watson studies chemistry and English, with an emphasis on creative writing. She will pursue a dual MD and Master’s in public health at the KU School of Medicine next year. Additional information regarding other recipients can be found in the University Daily Kansan.


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