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Lyon junior receives Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship

Lyon College junior Jordan Webb received the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship on Thursday.

“I’m very honored to receive this scholarship,” Webb said. “It has taken so much stress off this semester financially and will help me pursue my dream of being a biology teacher.”

The scholarship benefits a full-time student pursuing a major or minor in biology, with preference given to students whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.0 or higher and who participate in the Arkansas Game and Fish Stream Team.

“Jordan fits the criteria perfectly,” said Dr. Sam Cooke, representative of the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers, Inc. “She is a perfect candidate, and we’re so excited to present her with this scholarship.”

Webb, of Mount Pleasant, is majoring in biology and minoring in psychology. She enrolled in Lyon in August 2017 and will graduate in Spring 2021. She currently serves as vice president of the American Chemical Society and as philanthropy chair for the Phi Mu fraternity. Webb has maintained a GPA of 3.86 and has been on the Dean’s List three times.

Webb started doing research in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Maryline Jones this past summer, studying the effects of agricultural water pollution on crayfish. Since summer 2017, she has also worked in the acute therapy department of the White River Medical Center in Batesville, assisting physical and occupational therapists with their patients.

She plans to pursue a career in secondary education after graduation.