Professor Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers (Political Science) has been announced as one of 20 finalists for Citizen Service Before Self Honors by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
The award recognizes and honors those ordinary Americans who become extraordinary through their indomitable courage and selflessness. Farrar-Myers was one of 10 selected for her “willingness to sacrifice for others through a prolonged series of selfless acts,” according to the group’s press release. The UT Arlington professor has been actively educating and mentoring students despite suffering from lupus, a long-term autoimmune disorder.
From among the 20 finalists, a panel of Medal of Honor recipients will select three individuals to receive Citizen Service Before Self Honors. The recipients will be announced on March 12 and honored at a ceremony on March 23 in Arlington, Va.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to perpetuate the Medal of Honor’s legacy of courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism. For more information, visit www.cmohfoundation.org.