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Faramola Shonekan receives 2020 Mark Twain Fellowship  

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Faramola Shonekan

Whether studying abroad in the Netherlands, leading the pack as captain of the Mizzou women’s track and cross-country teams or working part time at Skylark Bookshop in downtown Columbia, Faramola Shonekan lives the slogan she herself coined: 

“Mizzou is everywhere, and everywhere is Mizzou.” 

Shonekan was moved to tears during her lunch break Tuesday afternoon when UM System President and MU Interim Chancellor Mun Choi, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Latha RamchandShonekan’s family and several others surprised her via Zoom with the news that she is the 2020 recipient of the Mark Twain Fellowship. The MU-sponsored award annually supports one Mizzou recent graduate to pursue graduate study outside North America in any discipline. 

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