Three In A Row

June 4, 2004

For the third year in a row, a Baylor student has been selected for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Kristin Kan, a senior from Arlington, Texas, is one of 77 students representing 68 U.S. colleges and universities selected for their leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of making a difference.

Kan is the seventh Baylor student to be awarded a Truman scholarship since the program began in 1977. John Hill, also from Arlington, was selected in 2003 and Skye Perryman of Waco in 2002.

"A life in public service will allow me to unite my heart, hand and mind on changing the world," said Kan, who will receive $26,000 from the scholarship for graduate study and priority admission at premiere graduate institutions. "A career in public health, specifically, will enable me to expand what I like to study -- medicine and the sciences -- and impact the community in a positive way."

Kan, a University Scholar, plans to attend medical school and also pursue a graduate degree in public health. She would like to work as a public health physician and administrator.