Nov 23, 2009 7:36 PM by Bea Karnes

Colorado Springs native named Rhodes scholar

Colorado Springs native William D. Gohl is one of just 32 students nationwide to be named an American Rhodes Scholar for 2010.

Gohl is a graduate of Saint Mary's High School in Colorado Springs and a senior at Regis University in Denver. He's majoring in English and politics, with minors in business administration and Spanish. He is also a Boettcher Scholar.  Gohl is active in Regis University Ministry, is the University Student Body President, has worked in the U.S. Attorney's office, and has counseled victims of domestic violence.

Gohl intends to do the Master of Studies in English language and literature at Oxford. He will enter Oxford in October 2010.

"The scholarship means a chance to extend the university education and institutional leadership through service that will always have Regis University at its beginning," said Gohl. "It's an opportunity to participate in the tradition of the scholarship and see the generosity of the Rhodes Trust as an investment in and expectation that I will "fight the world's fight," as Rhodes would put it."

Regis University and the Air Force Academy are the only two universities in Colorado to have recipients for 2010. In addition, Regis University is also the only Catholic Jesuit university in the United States with a recipient for 2010.




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