Two McMurry Students Receive Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women's Leadership Scholarship

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, March 6, 2017 1:32 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Juniors Symphony Munoz and Chandi Chandler have been selected by McMurry University to receive the Dr. Sandra Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Sandra S. Harper as McMurry University’s 12th president.  A $5,000 scholarship was awarded in each of the past three years to a female student at McMurry who has excelled in the classroom and who has distinguished herself through service on campus and in the Abilene community. 

Due to the generosity of event sponsors and attendees at the annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon, the University was able to award two $5,000 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year, one to a traditional age student and one to a non-traditional student. There were twenty-six applicants this year for the two scholarships.

Munoz is a junior honors student from Monahans, Texas, majoring in sociology.  Among her leadership positions are McMurry Student Government Senate, NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee vice president, Sociology Club secretary, and Delta Beta Epsilon chaplain. She has served as youth intern and volunteer piano player at Aldersgate UMC and as a volunteer at the Swenson Haunted House and the DRI Pumpkin Patch. Munoz was honored as Outstanding Sophomore Sociology Major, and her future plans are to attend law school.

Chandler is a junior honors student from Abilene with a double major in physics and mathematics.  Active in the Society of Physics Students, Chandler was selected to represent McMurry University at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.  While a student at Cisco College, she was selected to participate in a field study at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.  She has served as a peer tutor in mathematics and English, and as a single mother of three sons, Chandler has served as a parent volunteer at their schools and as a Cub Scout den mother.  


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