Amanda Hamaker awarded Randy Murrow Scholarship

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Amanda Hamaker awarded Randy Murrow Scholarship

April 19, 2012

Amanda Hamaker, Fargo junior, has been awarded the Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Hamaker has been chosen based on her academic achievements, participation in leadership and involvement in student activities. She is a business administration major with a minor in marketing.

While attending Northwestern, Hamaker has been a member of the Woodward Leadership Advisory board where she currently serves as vice president. Hamaker is an active student on the Northwestern-Woodward campus where she has volunteered to clean up Experiment Lake during “The Big Event,” assisted with “Food Fight Among the Majors,” a holiday food drive, and also has donated her time during the blood drives on campus.

Hamaker worked at the K101 Expo to help promote Northwestern and attended Woodward’s Chamber of Commerce Luncheon with Dr. Deena Fisher, Northwestern-Woodward dean. Her leadership efforts do not stop at these events, as she also has attended Higher Education Day at the Capitol and provided tours to potential future Rangers.

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 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.

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