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Fredericksburg, VA — Fredericksburg Academy Head of School Karen Moschetto has been appointed to the Purdue University Honors College Dean’s Advisory Council. Members of the Advisory Council consult with and advise the Dean on strategic issues relating to the Honors College, which exists to create and foster well-rounded, well-educated global leaders. Ms. Moschetto and her cohort of advisors will provide support and advisement to the Dean regarding the growth and development of the Honors College, with a particular concentration on the College’s continued development as an exemplary community and industry partner.

Ms. Moschetto earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 and a Master of Science degree in 1989 from Purdue University. As a four-year member of the field hockey team, Ms. Moschetto earned All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten distinctions, was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor for demonstrating proficiency in scholarship and athletics and was named to Purdue’s All-Decade team for 1981-1991. She has served as Fredericksburg Academy’s Head of School since 2010.

“I am thrilled to have been asked to serve Purdue University in this capacity. When I read the four pillars of leadership development, undergraduate research, community and global experiences, and interdisciplinary academics I was struck by the parallels between the Honors College and the work I guide our faculty and staff to do at Fredericksburg Academy. I am eager to share my knowledge and to learn from and network with other Council members as well as leaders of the #17 2019 Top Public Universities in America and the #17 Best Big Colleges in America, according to ranking and review authority Niche. Purdue afforded me many wonderful learning opportunities and I can think of no greater honor than to be asked to give back in this way.”

The Big Ten Conference endowed a Medal of Honor in 1914 to be awarded annually at each university to the student-athlete demonstrating the greatest proficiency in scholarship and athletics. Beginning in 1982, the award went coed as each school named a male and female student-athlete. *Unless they bring back the women’s field hockey team, Ms. Moschetto has the distinction of being the only field hockey player from Purdue University to receive the award.

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