Carmen Sander receives Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship

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Carmen Sander receives Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship

 Carmen Sander
Carmen Sander is the newest Northwestern Oklahoma State University student to receive the Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship. 

Carmen Sander, Seiling junior, has been awarded the Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Sander has been chosen based on her academic achievements, as well as participation in leadership and student activities.

The biology major plans to attend medical school upon graduation.

While attending Northwestern, she has been a member of the President’s Leadership Class. She served as Miss Northwestern 2011 and represented the university well at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant. In 2013, she was chosen to attend the NIGH Academy.

Currently, she is the president of the Medical Sciences Club. Sander has been a member of the Young Republicans, senator in the Student Government Association and led the Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors as community service project coordinator.

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.