URBANA — Urbana University has named Morgan Plummer, of Plain City, as a presidential scholar for the 2015-2016 academic school year.
Appointment as a presidential scholar is a highly coveted honor and the most prestigious academic and service recognition on campus. The program recognizes and challenges students who have the ability to excel at the highest level.
Presidential scholars are awarded full-tuition scholarships at Urbana University and commit to represent the university in the community and among the student body. Scholars interact regularly with the President’s Office and the Office of Communications, are members of the William G. Edwards Honors Program, and maintain a high level of academic standing.
Plummer is the daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Plummer of Plain City and is a graduate of Jonathan Alder High School. She is a senior at Urbana University and is majoring in Exercise Science.
About Urbana University
Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1,800 students from around the world from its 128-acre campus in the historic city of Urbana. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the university offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, dance, and shooting sports.
Urbana University was the first college in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program and the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women. Founded by the Swedenborgian friends of John Chapman, the famous frontiersman called “Johnny Appleseed,” the campus is home to the Johnny Appleseed Museum, a rich collection of the personal artifacts and history of this 19th century American hero.