A passion for the environment drives Dunn’s designs

Katie Dunn works at her desk in the Edmondson Legacy Studio in Vol Walker Hall. The first-ever finalist for the Truman Scholarship from the Fay Jones School of Architecture, she is a fourth-year student in the professional landscape architecture program and is in the Honors College. (Photo by Bailey Deloney)

Katie Dunn works at her desk in the Edmondson Legacy Studio in Vol Walker Hall. The first-ever finalist for the Truman Scholarship from the Fay Jones School of Architecture, she is a fourth-year student in the professional landscape architecture program and is in the Honors College. (Photo by Bailey Deloney)

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.

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