A graduating senior will
deliver the commencement address at Midwestern State University’s graduation
ceremony at 10 a.m. May 13 at Kay Yeager Coliseum. Graduate candidate Megan
Piehler will deliver the commencement address to the approximately 692 students
who are candidates to earn their degrees this May.
Piehler will receive
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a double minor in public relations
and advertising, and Spanish.
In 2015, Piehler received
the Clark Scholar award, and in 2016, she was named the Hardin Scholar – MSU’s
two highest student awards. She was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott as the
2015-2016 student regent, the highest appointed position of a student at Texas
public institutions of higher education. The student regent is a nonvoting
member of the university’s governing board.
Piehler was a member of
the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Redwine Honors Society
Committee. She served the SGA as senator for the American Advertising
Federation at MSU. She was named Outstanding Freshman Woman in 2014.
She is a member of Alpha
Chi National College Honor Society and Gamma Phi Beta, where she was named
Outstanding Scholar in 2014. She has presented at the National Model UN
Conference in New York City and the Great Plains Honors Conference in South Padre Island, Texas. She received a scholarship from the Advertising Education Foundation
of Houston and American Advertising Federation-Houston.
Piehler, a 2013
homeschool graduate, is the daughter of Mindy and David Piehler of Plano.