Artemii UdovenkoApril 23, 2024–Missouri Western State University’s Artemii Udovenko, a senior psychology major, was awarded one of eight national fellowships from the Alpha Chi National Honors Society.

Udovenko, from Vladivostok, Russia, was inducted into Alpha Chi in October 2023. Selection for this prestigious honor society requires students be in the top 10% of juniors, seniors and graduate students. 

Candidates for the H.Y. Benedict Fellowship must be nominated by their advisor and submit an academic paper in their field of major. Udovenko was awarded for his honors thesis entitled, “Prejudice and comprehensibility of accented speech in hiring decisions.” 

The fellowship honors Alpha Chi’s first president, Dr. Harry Yandell Benedict and provides $3,000 toward the first year of graduate study. 

Udovenko is set to graduate Missouri Western in May and was recently accepted to the Ph.D. program in Management at the University of Memphis.

News release written by Patty Lashbrook, sophomore convergent journalism and public relations major.

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