Amanda Muruato recognized as promising psychologist
2009 Jul 21Augustana junior Amanda Muruato is one of two students chosen to receive a Clifford Fenwick Scholarship for 2009. This scholarship honors students who have completed their sophomore year and show exceptional motivation and ability in their study of psychology. Muruato is a double-major in psychology and political science. She is the daughter of Ruben and Kathy Muruato of Lombard, Illinois and a graduate of Willowbrook High School. She is currently a member of the Delta Chi Theta sorority and also volunteers with the American Cancer Society, Athletes Give Back and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She will pursue her master's degree in psychology after graduation from Augustana. Muruato appreciates how the Augustana faculty has made her a well-rounded student. "Anytime I go into the psychology department in search of assistance, I know a faculty member will be happy to assist me in whatever I need," she said. The Clifford Fenwick Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 in memory of Clifford Fenwick, the father of Augustana psychology professor Dr. S.A. Fenwick. Dr. Fenwick has been teaching at Augustana since 1979 and selects the Clifford Fenwick scholarship recipients each year. "It's always a hard choice because there are so many deserving students," she says. "I choose students who value their education for its own sake and also embody my father's love of people."