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Craig receives highest award at UM

Published 12:47pm Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Craig of Hartselle is among 70 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2014 Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal, the university’s highest academic award.

The students were recognized during UM’s 71st annual Honors Day Convocation, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Craig is a junior chemistry major. Her plans are to attend seminary after graduation or to go directly to an Asian country to help students learning English as a second language.

She is a member of Phi Mu sorority, an advocate for Compassion International, a member of First Baptist Church in Oxford and a musician for Union Unplugged. She also is involved in International Student Activities, is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and received the CRC Freshman Chemistry Award.

A graduate of Hartselle High School, she is the daughter of Brent and Angela Craig of Hartselle.

The Taylor Medals were established at UM in 1904 by Dr. William A. Taylor of Booneville in memory of his son, an honored 1871 alumnus of the university. The award recognizes no more than 1 percent of the student body each year.

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