Dillon Muhly-Alexander, an international studies major at West Virginia University, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for his outstanding academic achievements and his work for the common good, especially in the area of food security.

The senior Honors College student, has conducted research with WVU’s FoodLink program and plans to pursue a master of philosophy in development studies focusing on multi-dimensional poverty and food security at Oxford if selected. He will be interviewed by the District XI Committee of Selection Nov. 18-19 in Chicago.

“I am tremendously excited and honored to represent West Virginia University as a Rhodes finalist,” said Muhly-Alexander. “I want to thank my friends and family throughout West Virginia, the Rhodes Faculty Advisor, Dr. Katherine Aaslestad, the ASPIRE Office in the Honors College, and my excellent mentors, teachers, and friends during my time at West Virginia University who have been a steady, supportive presence throughout this process.”

Muhly-Alexander is a native of West Union in Doddridge County, and a resident of Bridgeport. He’s a Foundation Scholar, president of the�WVU Young Democrats president of the student chapter of�WVU’s Our Children, Our Future. He interned in the West Virginia Legislature and studied abroad on three continents thanks to the opportunities afforded by WVU and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
West Virginia University has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars since 1904. For more information on the Rhodes and other competitive scholarship programs supported by WVU, visit ASPIRE.



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