Andrew B. Keefe ‘13, pictured, and Zachary W. Avre ‘14 were Macalester’s two Truman scholars in 2013.

St. Paul, Minn. – Macalester has been named the Truman Foundation's 2013 Institution of Honor. Truman Scholarship Honor Institutions are selected on the basis of active encouragement of outstanding young people to pursue careers in public services, effective promotion of the Truman program on their campus and sustained success in helping their students win Truman Scholarships. 

Since the scholarship's inception in 1975, Macalester has had 14 Truman Scholars.

“We’re delighted to have been named the 2013 Truman Foundation’s Institute of Honor,” said Ann Minnick, director of academic programs at Macalester.  “But it’s our students who are the real winners because of their exceptional scholarship and dedication in their pursuit of these awards.”

Previously named Honor Institutions include Arizona State University, Claremont McKenna College, Georgetown University, Harvard, Indiana University, MIT, Oberlin College, Spelman College, Washington University of St. Louis, Williams College and Yale. The entire list is here.

As the living memorial to the thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe.

On Friday, Oct. 4, Andrew Rich, the Truman Foundation's executive secretary, will present the award at the Macalester Board of Trustees’ meeting. 

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,035 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at

Andrew B. Keefe ‘13 and Zachary W. Avre ‘14 were Macalester’s two Truman scholars in 2013.

August 21 2013

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