Student receives prestigious Udall Scholarship

Catherine GogginsPamplin Scholar Catherine Goggins of Newport News, Virginia, a junior majoring in agricultural and applied economics and a University Honors student, received a 2014 Udall Scholarship from the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation.

She is one of 50 students selected from 489 applicants representing 228 colleges and universities — and the only one from Virginia — to receive the 2014 scholarship.

Among Goggins’ many accomplishments recognized by the scholarship was her collaboration with a nonprofit, the Alderson Hospitality House in Alderson, West Virginia, where she established a community garden. The organization provides meals and lodging to families and friends of women incarcerated in the federal women’s prison in the town.