Allison Lauderdale awarded Randy Murrow Scholarship

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Allison Lauderdale awarded Randy Murrow Scholarship

April 19, 2011

Allison Lauderdale, Woodward sophomore, has been awarded the Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Lauderdale has been chosen based on her academic achievements, participation in leadership and student activities and her overall general attitude. She is a psychology major.

Currently, Lauderdale serves as the Northwestern Scholar Ambassador (NSA) president.

While attending Northwestern, she has helped to enhance arts education in Alva and participates in the annual NWOSU Art Society Art Show. Other ways Lauderdale showcases her campus involvement is through serving as an NSA clothes drive coordinator, Ranger Connector, Freshman Orientation leader and by being involved in intramural sports at Northwestern.

The Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship was established following his untimely death shortly after his graduation from Northwestern in 1969. Murrow served as the Student Senate president from 1967-1969. Funds were given in his name from Phi Lambda Chi fraternity, various campus organizations, and voluntary gifts from students, faculty, former students, family and friends.

Other members of Murrow’s family have been memorialized with the scholarship, including his mother, Dolores Murrow, and his grandparents, A.L. “Lute” and Mildred Murrow (Lute represented Woods and Woodward counties in the Oklahoma House of Representatives representing Woods and Woodward counties from 1956 to 1966) and Sam and Oneita Riggs.

Northwestern’s Student Government Association scholarship committee chooses a recipient based on his or her responses on the application. Undergraduate students who are actively involved in campus activities are eligible for the scholarship.