Maggie Courtney

Maggie Courtney is a sophomore from Springfield, Missouri, double majoring in sociology and journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication. As a Founders’ Memorial Scholar, she has participated in research as a journalism major by writing articles, creating videos, and maintaining aspects of the Honors College social media presence since the beginning of her freshman year. Outside of this role, Courtney is involved on campus in multiple organizations, including the Alumni Association Student Board, Honors Ambassadors, University Treble Choir, and Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, where she currently serves as a New Member Director. She is a Walter Williams Scholar and 2021 Hesburgh Award recipient. Courtney was also selected as a 2021 Omicron Delta Kappa Top 14 Distinguished Freshman for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and community service and engaged in biweekly meetings with other award recipients to workshop leadership skills and network with rising leaders on campus. Recently, Courtney greatly enjoyed working for the 2022 True/False Film Festival as a Hospitality and Guest Relations Coordinator. She will intern with Raindance Film Festival in London, England in Summer 2022 through Mizzou Journalism School’s internship study abroad program.