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Golden Key Member Named Rhodes Scholar for 2012

December 2, 2011

Senior biophysics major and Golden Key member, Brandon Turner, was recently named one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2012. He was selected from a pool of 803 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges/universities.  Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.

Turner attends Wake Forest University and is also minoring in society and chemistry. Brandon has won awards and scholarships for his work in physics, has directed volunteers for a homeless shelter and is a rugby player who was selected for state and southern US all-star teams.  He served as director of a program in Cameroon that built school computer labs, and trained Cameroonian children in basic computer skills. Brandon plans to do the M.Sc. in global health at Oxford. 

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  1. December 5, 2011 5:19 am

    Hi,

    I am a the Communications Chair for the Kaplan University chapter of Golden Key and just wanted to say it is great to see our fellow Golden Key members doing and giving. Brandon, I want to congratulate you on your achievement and thank you on behalf of all of the KUGK members for showing what we strive to do. Helping others and getting the name of our school and of our great Honour Society is great and these are things you embody, I hope you make the most of this experience and again, congratulations,
    Thank You,
    Scott Rowan
    Technology Chair – KU Ambassadors and Leaders Group
    Communications Chair – KU Golden Key International Honour Society
    Technical Specialist – KU Student Accounting Association
    Member – Alpha Beta Kappa and NSCS
    AAS in Information Technology majoring in Web Design

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