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Scholarship Contributors and Student Recipients Join Together and Recognize the Importance and Meaning of Giving

March 31, 2006

Mount Union College celebrated the achievements of students, while honoring the generosity of alumni and friends by presenting the Third Annual Scholars' Banquet on Tuesday, March 28.

This banquet is a celebration to allow generous contributors of MountUnion's many scholarship programs and student recipients to join together and recognize the importance and meaning of giving. The scholarships range from memorial scholarships and departmental specific scholarships, to need-based scholarships and unrestricted scholarships. Each endowed fund is dispersed according to the wishes of the donor.

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the members of the Class of 1955 banded together to establish a new scholarship. The Class of 1955 Scholarship was awarded to students with strong academic standing who demonstrated a financial need. This year's winners were Jonathan Draves, sophomore sport management major from Westlake, Ohio, and Brittany Barber, a sophomore early childhood education major from Dover, Ohio.

Guest speaker for the banquet was Vince Obmann, president of the Class of 1955. He spoke about the characteristics students need to succeed in today's work world. Obmann placed a strong emphasis on commitment and concluded by announcing the two recipients of the Class of 1955 Scholarship.

According to Susan Denning, director of stewardship, 'The Scholars' Banquet is a great way to celebrate how students are succeeding during their time here at Mount Union and also honoring those who are supporting our students with their contribution. For this event being in only its third year, we had a great turnout and I expect this event to continue to grow each year.'

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