Luther College senior Georgianna Whiteley named Rhodes Scholar

The Decorah Newspapers
Decorah, IA

Luther College senior Georgianna "Annie" Whiteley of Wayzata, Minn., was recently named a Rhodes Scholar.

Whiteley was selected from a pool of 838 candidates nominated by their colleges and universities. She was the only student from an Iowa school selected for the honor.

Luther College President Richard Torgerson is excited for Whiteley.

"I am immensely proud of Annie and of the Luther faculty who have mentored and supported her journey of transformation at Luther. This is a great honor for Luther College, and it affirms the type of education we offer--one that moves students beyond immediate interests and present knowledge into a larger world," said Torgerson.

Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England and may allow funding in some instances for four years.

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