ND senior named to USA Today academic team

Author: Arts and Letters


Megan Towle, a University of Notre Dame senior from Leawood, Kan., has been named to the 2007 All-USA College Academic third team by the national newspaper USA Today. Her accomplishment is recognized in a profile appearing in the Feb. 15 print edition of the paper as well as on the Web at http://allstars.usatoday.com/ .

An honors anthropology and international peace studies major, Towle has been a member of the Dean’s List each semester at Notre Dame. She is a co-founder of the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting a program for children from Lesotho, South Africa, affected by HIV/AIDS.

Towle also recently was awarded the British Schools and Universities Foundation Marshall Scholarship, allowing her to pursue a graduate degree in humanitarian studies at the University of Liverpool.

USA Today has been recognizing outstanding undergraduates for 18 years with its All-USA College Academic Team Program. The newspaper names 20 students each to its first, second and third teams based on academics, breadth and depth of activities and leadership, and how they have extended their academic skills beyond the classroom.

Originally published by Kyle Chamberlin at newsinfo.nd.edu on February 15, 2007.