By Bailey Deloney
Katie Dunn, the first-ever finalist for the Truman Scholarship from the Fay Jones School of Architecture, is a fourth-year student in the professional landscape architecture program. Also an Honors College student, Dunn is one of two University of Arkansas students who were named Truman finalists.
Growing up in Muskogee, Okla., a small town just outside the Cherokee Nation, Dunn had the opportunity to learn about her Cherokee heritage from a young age. With 16 siblings on her father’s side and nine siblings on her mother’s side, Dunn explained, “I grew up around a huge family, and one that was very loud.” Family gatherings at the Dunn household were anything but boring, she added.