Kathryn Mailen, a native of Palmer, Texas majoring in environmental
design, was nominated by Texas A&M University for the 2005
Marshall Scholarship. The scholarship is among the most prestigious
and highly coveted academic scholarships available to United
Mailen contributed to the design of the Cambodia Landmine
Museum, Rehabilitation, and Prevention Center to be built near
Siem Reap, Cambodia and led efforts to raise funds for the
project. She also gives her time to Habitat for Humanity and
is involved in a restoration project in Pomona, Kan. Her primary
area of academic interest is the interplay between built environments
and the health of their users, citing the marked rise in asthma,
depression, and obesity in recent years. If selected as a Marshall
Scholar, she plans to pursue graduate study of architecture
at University College, London.
The Marshall Scholarships began in 1953 as a gesture of thanks
from the British Government for the U.S. assistance in rebuilding
Europe after World War II. Each year, 40 scholars are selected
to spend two years in graduate school at a British University,
with all expenses paid by the British government.
The nominations were announced by the Office of Honors Programs
and Academic Scholarships.