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Former Truman Recipients & Candidates

Julia Tasset 2013 Truman Candidate

Julia Tasset is a studying Spanish and Biology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Through UC's Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, she was an endorsed applicant for the 2013 Truman Scholarship competition. Julia is a founding member of the UC chapter of GlobeMed, an organization dedicated to improving health around the world. She recently traveled to Thailand with fellow GlobeMed students to assist in this mission. Her interests include international public health and infectious disease medicine. Upon graduation, she plans to earn her Master of Public Health degree at UC and subsequently continue on to medical school.

Erica Goubeaux, 2013 Truman Candidate

Erica Goubeaux, a mathematics and economics student in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, was an endorsed candidate for the 2013 Truman Scholarship. After graduating from UC, Erica plans to pursue her doctoral degree. Erica is involved in a variety of organizations on campus, including the University Honors Program, Kolodsik Business Scholars, Serve Beyond Cincinnati, and Intramural Sports. Erica is an advocate for service and recently participated in a Serve Beyond Cincinnati Alternative Spring Break trip to Monterrey, Mexico, where she provided service at children's homes.

Jonathan Hilton, Truman Finalist

Jonathan Hilton is pursuing a self-designed interdisciplinary degree in immigration studies. Jonathan was named a 2012 finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship, which seeks to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service. Jonathan hopes to attend law school and serve as a change agent in immigration and asylum law. Outside of the classroom, Jonathan is an avid chess player. Jonathan considered playing competitive chess for a career, but he decided to take a gamble and come to UC. Jonathan has used much of the lessons he learned playing chess throughout his college career. Many of his experiences at UC, including international travel and challenging coursework, have influenced his career choice. Jonathan has joined an elite group of young leaders in being named a 2012 Truman Finalist.

Kyle Quinn, Boren Scholar

Kyle Quinn, an accounting student in the Lindner College of Business and a member of the Lindner Honors Plus Program,was one of UC's endorsed candidates for the 2012 Truman Scholarship. Kyle spent the 2012-2013 academic year studying in Brazil as a recipient of the Boren Scholarship. Kyle studied at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil and perfecting his Portuguese. Kyle has an interest in social stustainability projects and wrote about the potential threat of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to U.S. national financial security in his Boren Application. Kyle hopes to become a U.S. Diplomat after graduation.

Janelle Wichman, a 2013 graduate from the Lindner College of Business, was an endorsed candidate for the 2011-2012 Truman Scholarship. Upon graduating from UC, Janelle was awarded the prestigious C-Ring Award, an award given each spring to an outstanding graduating senior woman at UC. Janelle earned her undergraduate degree in Business Economics and Marketing.

Abdul Mouneimne was an endorsed candidate for the 2011-2012 Truman Scholarship. Abdul is pursuing his undergraduate degree in political science and a certificate in Arabic Language and Culture.