Living the Public Affairs Mission
The six students selected for the 2021-2022 Citizen Scholar Award were chosen based upon their dedication to the Public Affairs Mission of the university through coursework, activities, and service-learning opportunities.
The 2021-22 Citizen Scholars
Diana Dudenhoeffer, senior, Springfield, Missouri
Dudenhoeffer is majoring in journalism. After her graduation in May 2022, she plans to work at a forward-thinking publication that brings together her passions for journalism and sustainability.
Manuel Jose Elivo-Jerez, graduate, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Emily Fessler, graduate, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Cole Howerton, senior, Conway, Missouri
Weston Phipps, graduate, Houston, Missouri
Phipps is working on a Master of Experimental Psychology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, plans to complete a PhD program in clinical psychology, and aims to practice therapy and teach psychology at a university.
Morgan Spoor, senior, Gainesville, Missouri
Spoor is in the nursing completion program for registered nurses. Upon completion, she plans to get a master’s degree at Missouri State and become a flight nurse.