Brownstown Central graduate named IU Founders Scholar

Tribune staff reports

A Jackson County native recently was honored by Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Hunter Makenzi Davidson, a 2012 Brownstown Central High School graduate, was named an IU Founders Scholar for 2015.

That distinction goes to students earning a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8 or higher by the end of the fall term, which places them in the top tier of the university’s undergraduate students.

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Davidson attended the College Scholarships and Awards Luncheon on April 12 in the solarium at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.

There, Davidson earned the George H. and Ruth J. Asdell Scholarship, Dean and JoAnn Aulick Scholarship and the Jane B. Butcher Scholarship. They are valued at $2,000 each.

She was one of 29 students receiving scholarships at the event, and she was among only five who received three scholarships.

“As a Founders Scholar, you belong to a distinguished community of scholars who enrich and enliven our campus through diligence and dedication to their studies,” Lauren Robel, provost and executive vice president at IU, wrote in a letter to Davidson.

The Founders Scholars were formally acknowledged during the Honors Convocation in the IU Auditorium. That ceremony is a part of the university’s observance of Founders Day, which marks the anniversary of IU’s founding in 1820.

Davidson is majoring in apparel merchandising and interior design and minoring in Chinese, business and fashion design. She is finishing up her junior year at IU.

She is the daughter of Andrew and Kori Davidson. Her paternal grandparents are Tom and Becky Davidson, and her maternal grandparents are Tom and Joyce Gill.