University of Arkansas Alumnus Wins Marshall Scholarship


MIKE NORTONMike Norton, a 2013 spring graduate from the University of Arkansas, has been named one of 34 Marshall Scholars for 2014 by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. Norton, from Lincoln, Ark., majored in both poultry science and agricultural business in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. He will pursue a master’s degree in politics at Oxford University.

“The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most prestigious in the country,” said Chancellor G. David Gearhart. “It is on par with the Rhodes and the Gates Cambridge Scholarships. In order to receive a Marshall, a student must be outstanding academically and must have a demonstrated ability to enact positive change. Mike Norton is a perfect choice for this recognition and for this life-changing opportunity. With the support of dedicated faculty, Mike made a significant difference on our campus, and he is currently working in Washington, D.C., making an important contribution there as well. I look forward to his return to Arkansas after his studies in Oxford and to following what promises to be a very distinguished political career.” Read More

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