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Muskingum College student named to USA TODAY All-USA Academic team

MARCH 17, 2004 - Muskingum College's Christina Wampler '04 has been named to the third team of USA Today's 2004 All-USA College Academic Team.

Wampler was nominated for the national recognition by Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Walter Huber, Instructor of Biology Dr. Shirley Atkinson and Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. James Dooley, Jr.

As a student at Muskingum, Wampler has compiled a long list of accomplishments and awards. In 2002, she received the Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Community Service Award, granted to only two undergraduate students in Ohio each year.

In 2001, Wampler was an honors graduate from Air Force Basic Training, an award given to only one in 30 to 50 airman, based on leadership, academic excellence and physical conditioning. Currently, she is a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force, National Guard, in which she enlisted in 2000. As an airman, she has served in Turkey as a part of Operation Northern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom, in addition to duty a Rickenbacker Airbase in Columbus as a part of Operation Noble Eagle.

Locally, Wampler has worked with the Zanesville Community Development and Rehabilitation Department in securing $500,000 in funding for a project to secure high quality, low-income housing.

In Cambridge, she has worked with the city's Department of Economics and Development, where she conducted research and wrote grants for both Cambridge and Guernsey county. Wampler also completed grants resulting in funding of more than $200,000.

On campus, Wampler was a member of Terra Via, an organization that raises awareness of world hunger, for which she served as president. She also was president of Muskies Against Poverty, which focuses on the issue of poverty and homelessness in America.

Currently, Wampler is working at The Wilds wildlife facility, as well as with the City of Cambridge, while she considers graduate studies involving her interest in predatory reintroduction.