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MORGANTOWN, WV -

Jordan Lovejoy, a senior at West Virginia University with a triple major in English, Spanish and women’s and gender studies, is the school’s third-ever Udall Scholar.

The Pineville woman is the first WVU student since 2001 to receive the prestigious scholarship given yearly since 1996 by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. Each year, 50 of the scholarships are awarded nationally to students planning careers related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care.

The impact of West Virginia’s coal industry on the environment is an issue Lovejoy said she cares about.

In a Shakespeare class, she connected the exploitation of the land from “King Lear” to that of Appalachia. In environmental biology, she studied ecological deconstruction from mountaintop removal. In writing theory and practice, she proposed to study gender implications in competing slogans in the “war on coal.”