Scholarship Dinner 2018
The annual College of Education Scholarship Reception and Recognition event, held on October 2, 2018 at the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, is a celebration of our generous donors and passionate and driven students. We gathered for a social hour in the college’s new HUB. Many guests were able to enjoy the UMFA loaned art exhibit “The Sun Looks Like a Rainbow”. This collection of Navajo student artwork created in the 1980’s is displayed on the walls of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the College of Education. During dinner in the ArtWorks for Kids Auditorium we were honored to hear a welcome from Dean Elaine Clark and remarks from new Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel A. Reed. SVP Reed shared his appreciation for our donors and his experiences with scholarship. He reminded us all “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled”. Development Director Jill Lamping talked about the new university-wide comprehensive campaign theme of Imagine New Heights and presented a summary of total scholarship support for 2018-19: $390,450 in support of 83 students, including eight Steffensen Cannon Scholars. We ended the evening with a celebration of the education scholarship recipients.
Many future teachers, counselors, and education leaders would not be able to pursue their dream of an education degree without financial assistance. The gift of scholarship lasts a lifetime and is an outstanding way for donors to demonstrate a commitment to the future of our students and the College of Education. We appreciate each donor, faculty, staff, and friend who continues to partner with us to provide much needed support to deserving students striving to make a difference in our greater education community.