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  • PATRICK'S PEOPLE: Lauren Zagorski won a second fellowship as a member of Phi Kappa Phi

  • Lauren Zagorski, 2011 spring psychology graduate of the University of Kansas, has won her second fellowship as a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society.

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  • Lauren Zagorski, 2011 spring psychology graduate of the University of Kansas, has won her second fellowship as a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society.
    She first received a $1,500 Blackiston Memorial Graduate Fellowship this spring from the KU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. This made her eligible for a national Phi Kappa Phi fellowship, which provides $5,000 for graduate study.
    A St. Mary’s Colgan High School graduate, she is the daughter of Paul and Astrid Zagorski.
    “We’re very proud of her,” Mrs. Zagorski said.
    Her daughter plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa.
    The fellowships are just the latest achievements for Zagorski, who was a member of the University Honors Program, took part in many campus activities and received numerous awards and honors.
    She was named an Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Program Scholar,  a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar and a Kansas National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Scholar.
    With an Undergraduate Research Award, she examined whether reflecting and writing about certain topics can help reduce the heart’s response to stress. She served as an intern for KU’s Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, was a coordinator for the Alcohol Education Sanctions Program in KU’s Student Health Services and was an undergraduate research assistant in the Language Acquisition Studies Laboratory.
    Zagorski was elected to the Golden Key Honor Society and Psi Chi, national honor society in psychology.
    She served in the ProWorld Belize Program and spent an Alternative Spring Break in New York City, where she volunteered at homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
    This is the 16th year a KU Phi Kappa Phi chapter member has received a national fellowship from the organization. The society was established in 1897 to recognize academic excellence in all disciplines. Only the top 10 percent of seniors, the top 7.5 percent of last-term juniors and the top 10 percent of graduate students are invited to join.
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