Kasya Frech awarded Randy Murrow Scholarship

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Kasya Frech awarded Randy Murrow Scholarship

April 13, 2009

Kasya Frech, Helena sophomore, has been awarded the Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Frech is the chosen recipient based on her academic achievements, participation in leadership and student activities, and her general attitude toward life. She is a psychology major.

Frech currently is the president of the Psychology Club serving her second term, resident assistant at South Hall and a member of the Baptist Student Union (BSU) leadership team.

With the BSU, Frech has had the opportunity to volunteer for many causes such as disaster relief in Mississippi, visiting local nursing homes and See You at the Poll rallies.

She also is involved with food drives for the Psychology Club, Big Brother/Big Sister programs, as well as many other campus activities.

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.