McMurry Senior Leah Doughty selected to receive the Dr. Sandra Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, May 12, 2014 3:33 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Leah Doughty, a senior early childhood education major from Abilene, has been selected by McMurry University to receive the Dr. Sandra Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Dr. Sandra Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship was established by women leaders in the Abilene area in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Sandra Harper as McMurry University’s 12th president and in recognition of the accomplishments of outstanding women leaders. Applicants were required to complete an application process and submit a 500-word essay regarding their interpretation of “Women Leading for the Greater Good.” The $5,000 is awarded 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.

Doughty served as vice president of the Association of Texas Professional Educators chapter at McMurry and participated in the organization’s state conference in 2013. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society. She served as student director and chaplain for the McMurry track team, where she led weekly Bible studies and prayer services.

She has been active in the Abilene community through Meals on Wheels, working with McMurry’s Thanksgiving donation drives, tutoring elementary school students and leading a junior high girls “Big God” church event.


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