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Phi Kappa Psi recognizes GW student

Junior Pat McLaughlin was recognized as a Summerfield Scholar for fall 1999 by the Phi Kappa Psi national fraternity, according to an April 3 fraternity press release.

McLaughlin, whose family resides in Pennsylvania, is one of 28 Phi Kappa Psi Summerfield Scholars around the country. The fraternity awards members who have at least a 3.0 GPA and have made notable contributions to their campus, community and fraternity chapter. McLaughlin competed with 100 other Phi Kappa Psi members. The scholarship includes a $1,000 cash award.

McLaughlin is an active member in GW’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter and served as fraternity president in the fall. In March, he lost a bid in the fiercely contested Student Association executive vice presidential race.

The Endowment of Phi Kappa Psi provides more than $125,000 a year in undergraduate scholarships and more than $150,000 a year to support fraternity programs.

GW awards local high school students

GW announced the recipients of the Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship, which awards complete four-year scholarships for academically talented D.C. public high school seniors, March 30.

University administrators select students based on class rank, GPA, Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, courses of study, teacher recommendations, community service and other extracurricular activities.

This program continues GW’s commitment to not just be in the District but of the District, Trachtenberg said, according to a University press release. We’ve always believed in beginning our search for the best and brightest students right here in our backyard.

The Trachtenberg scholarship is valued at $140,000 per student winner.

This year’s winners include Benjamin Banneker High School students Lee Y. Lo and Temitope Ogunfidtimi, Paul L. Dunbar High School student Janelle Rivers, Eastern High School student Angela Lewis and School Without Walls students William Dale Alexander, Christopher Robinson and Odracer Uy.

-Francesca Di Meglio

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