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Orville Alexander Award

The Orville Alexander Memorial Award honors the career accomplishments of Dr. Orville Alexander who led the Department of Political Science as its Chairman for two decades. During that period, the department experienced dramatic growth in student enrollment, and the establishment of the Ph.D. program in Political Science. Dr. Alexander also represented the University before committees of the State Legislature and other government agencies during much of the tenure of President Delyte W. Morris.