Allegheny College Senior Megan Arnold Awarded Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life
Allegheny College senior Megan Arnold was awarded the 2019 Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life during the college’s annual Honors Convocation on April 30. During the event, Allegheny Board of Trustees Chair Mark Campbell announced that the prize has been renamed in honor of Mullen, who will retire on June 30 after 11 years of service as Allegheny’s president, in recognition of his commitment to civility on campus, locally, regionally and nationally. Naming the prize was made possible by a generous gift from former Board of Trustees member Dag Skattum, class of 1984, and current member of the Board of Trustees Julie Grosjean Skattum, class of 1985.
Established in 2017, the prize is awarded annually to student leaders who have demonstrated a strong passion for, and deep understanding of, civility on the Allegheny College campus and in community work. Prize recipients exhibit a depth and breadth of activities, roles, responsibilities, and years of involvement that have a significant impact on civility and respect on the campus and beyond.
Learn more about Arnold, a biochemistry major and psychology minor, on the Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life website.
The Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life is modeled after the national Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life, which was established in 2011 and annually recognizes public figures who argue passionately but respectfully for their beliefs