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Political Science Major Wins Elizabeth Tigrett Medal

May 20, 2006 - Joshua Dougan, a May graduate who majored in political science, won the 2006 Elizabeth Tigrett Medal that is presented to an outstanding graduating senior each year at Union's spring commencement based on a vote of the Union University faculty. Factors that faculty consider when voting include citizenship, leadership, character, school service, and scholarship. The medal, which the late I. B. Tigrett established in honor of his mother, has been awarded to Union students since 1912.

In addition to excelling academically at Union, Joshua was involved in many activities, which included: the Union University Honors Program which he successfully completed; the Honors Student Association; the Union Pre-Law Society where he served as treasurer from 2004 to 2006; the Committee on Drug and Alcohol Prevention; the Aikida Association of America; the Union Singers where he served as treasurer in 2004-2005; the singing group Proclamation; the Phi Mu Alpha men's music fraternity where he served as secretary in 2004-2005; and, the Faculty-Student Judicial Committee. He was also a delegate at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis in the spring of 2006. Joshua will attend the University of Tennessee School of Law in Knoxville in the fall of 2006.

Joshua Dougan heads to the podium at Union's spring graduation on May 20, 2006, to receive the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal from President David Dockery.