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Robert G. Bone Scholars announced for 2019-2020

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The Bone Hand of Friendship on the Illinois State University Quad

Illinois State University announced 14 students were selected as Robert G. Bone Scholars for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Bone Scholarship, the highest university-wide honor given to undergraduate students, includes a monetary award from the Bone Scholarship endowment. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Robert G. Bone, president of Illinois State University from 1956-1967.

Bone Scholars are selected through a rigorous campus-wide competition based on their scholarly achievements and their engagement and leadership in activities in the university community and beyond. Invited finalists submit a comprehensive portfolio including several essays and statements, a project, and five letters of recommendation. The mean grade point average of this year’s Bone Scholars is 3.96 on a 4.0 scale.

The new Bone Scholars are:

Mariah Brodie, the child of Tim and Cinda Brodie, an agriculture major from Carthage, Illinois

Radiance Campbell, the child of Kim and Michael Campbell, a sociology major from Bloomington

Cecilia Canizela, the child of Rinaldo and Flavia Silva, a molecular and cellular biology major from Onarga, Illinois

Kate Del Fava, the child of Elizabeth and Ray Del Fava, an agriculture major from Kenosha, Wisconsin

Makenzie Havemann, the child of Tracy and Nicholas Havemann, a special education major from St. Charles, Illinois

Katherine Helander, the child of Jill and Matt Helander, a public relations major from McHenry, Illinois

Thomas Huisman, the child of Bob and Joni Huisman, a nursing major from Chatsworth, Illinois

Erin Jessup, the child of Jeremy and Nichole Jessup, a history and French major from Mahomet, Illinois

Amanda Klingler, the child of David and Carolyn Klingler, a zoology major from Joliet, Illinois

Kristin Koe, the child of Frank and Katy Koe, a mathematics education major from Bloomington

Allison Leczycki, the child of Stanislaw and Barbara Leczycki, a professional accountancy major from Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Mary Pat Robey, the child of Michael and Colleen Robey, a music education major from Plainfield, Illinois

Jeremy Tang, the child of Junjian and Brooke Tang, an international business and economics major from Lisle, Illinois

Mohammed S. Zaman, the child of Seema and Mohammed A. Zaman, an exercise science major from Bloomington