Economics undergraduate student recipient of Mizzou ’39 Award
Congratulations to senior economics student Dawn Schillinger for being awarded the prestigious Mizzou ’39 Award, which is given to 39 outstanding seniors for their academic achievement, leadership, and service to Mizzou and the community.
“Being selected for Mizzou ’39 was really an honor,” Schillinger says. “I was excited to be considered at all, looking at the history of the award and the truly Mizzou- and community-changing individuals who have been honored in the past.”
Schillinger, an economics and international strategic communication major, has received a number of honors and has been actively involved at Mizzou. Some of her activities and honors include: PRIME Lab project manager, MU Vagina Monologues, Alternative Spring Break site leader, Mortar Board, Learning Center tutor, Walter Williams scholar, dean’s list, and peer and community adviser.
Schillinger attributes much of what she has accomplished to her passion for research and service. “Finding ways to translate my skills and education into service has always been a priority,” she says, “and applying what I learn from service to my everyday life has really changed my perspective.”