Graduating senior Luke
Allen will deliver the commencement address at Midwestern State University’s
graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. May 12 at Kay Yeager Coliseum. Allen will speak
to the approximately 735 students who are candidates to earn their degrees this
Allen is earning a
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a double major in political science
and Spanish. He has accepted a dean’s fellowship at Washington University
School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 2016, Allen received the Clark Scholar award,
and in 2017, he was named the Hardin Scholar – MSU Texas’ two highest student
awards. He also received the Prothro-Yeager Scholar Award for three years, the
Outstanding Spanish Student Award for 2017, and the Outstanding Honors Student
Award in 2017. He was named Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Man,
and the 2017 Man of the Year while attending MSU Texas.
Allen participated in the
Model United Nations Team that competed in New York the past three years, with this
year’s team winning Outstanding Delegation Award. Allen has been a member of
the Student Government Association and the Redwine Honors Program. He is also a
member of MSU Texas’ nationally ranked cycling team, winning a bronze medal at
the USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals in 2015. He volunteers at numerous
community and athletic events.
A 2014 graduate of Wylie
High School in Abilene, Texas, Allen is the son of Greg Allen and Michelle
Allen of Abilene.