From press reports
OXFORD – William Lee Stephens Morgan of Vardaman, MS 38878 is among 59 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2013 Taylor Medal, the university’s highest academic award. The outstanding students were recognized recently during the 70th annual Honors Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Morgan is a senior biology major in the College of Liberal Arts, slated for graduation at Ole Miss’ commencement May 11. His other academic honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the university’s highest academic honor in the liberal arts, and Phi Kappa Phi, the university’s highest academic honor across all disciplines. A graduate of Vardaman High School, he is the son of Ronald and Judy Morgan.
Taylor Medals recognize no more than 0.45 percent of undergraduates for meritorious scholarship and deportment. Recipients of the award must have at least a 3.90 grade-point average. The award was established at Ole Miss in 1904 by Dr. William A. Taylor of Booneville in memory of his son, an honored 1871 alumnus of the university.