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Caption Alexander Paterson, an economics major from Salt Lake City, is one of MSU's two new Truman Scholars. Paterson won the prestigious national scholarship for his leadership and activism for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identifying people. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.
Contact Ilse-Mari Lee (406) 994-4110, ilselee@montana.edu
Caption MSU President Waded Cruzado told Paterson that he had won the prestigious national award by personally making the surprise announcement in front of one of Paterson's classes. She gave Paterson and Cara Thuringer, who also won the award, a bouquet of gold tulips wrapped in blue paper. "It is a historic day for MSU," Cruzado said. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.
Contact Ilse-Mari Lee (406) 994-4110, ilselee@montana.edu
Caption MSU environmental studies and photography major Cara Thuringer receives a surprise visit from MSU President Waded Cruzado who announced Thuringer as a recipient of the Truman Award during a photography class. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham
Contact Ilse-Mari Lee (406) 994-4110, ilselee@montana.edu
Caption Cara Thuringer, a liberal studies (environmental studies concentration) and photography double-major from Sioux Falls, S.D., is one of MSU's two new Truman Scholars. Thuringer won the prestigious scholarship for her leadership and actiivism for environmental and conservation issues. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.
Contact Ilse-Mari Lee (406) 994-4110, ilselee@montana.edu