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Students awarded more than $50 million in financial aid last year

Students awarded more than $50 million in financial aid last year

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 16, 2019


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College isn't cheap and costs aren't going down. To help from going into debt, students depend on financial aid. This year, about 76 percent of the student population received some form of financial aid, $59.4 million in total. "There’s always been a saying that every year millions of dollars go...

Scholarship committee members allocate every penny

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

March 13, 2019


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Thousands of dollars. Tens of thousands of dollars. Indeed hundreds of thousands of dollars. Instead of just sitting around, each department and each college provides students with scholarship money. And very little of it goes un-awarded. Peter Fields, associate professor of English, said he thinks all the departm...

Students recognized at annual honors banquet

Students recognized at annual honors banquet

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 21, 2018


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Honor. Leadership. Service. These three tenants were highlighted during this year's annual Honors Banquet. More than 200 students, parents and faculty filled the D.L. Ligon Coliseum in anticipation to see who would receive academic honors and scholarships at the annual Honors Banquet on April ...

Seven year comprehensive campaign makes progress

Tyler Manning

February 13, 2018


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Suzanne Shipley, university president, and Anthony Vidmar, vice president of university advancement and student affairs, presented the results the university’s comprehensive campaign at last weeks Board meeting. The seven year campaign aims to raise $50 million to encourage involvement on campus...

Chipotle fundraiser collects cash for Legacy Scholarship

Chipotle fundraiser collects cash for Legacy Scholarship

Chloe Phillips

November 7, 2017


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After weeks of preparation and advertising through online publicity, flyers and word of mouth, Haleigh Wallace, mass communication senior, organized a Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser to continue the mass communication Legacy Scholarship on Nov. 6. Created in 2012, this scholarship is passed do...

Legacy Scholarship fundraiser to be held Nov. 6

Chloe Phillips

November 6, 2017


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To financially continue the mass communication Legacy Scholarship, mass communication senior Haleigh Wallace will host a fundraiser on Nov. 6 from 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Created in 2012, this scholarship is passed down yearly — typically in May — from the past year's recipient...

Nominations for outstanding student awards due March 10

Dierrica Smith

March 2, 2016


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 For more than 30 years, faculty, staff and student groups have recognized student leaders with outstanding student awards, based on service, scholarship and involvement.Debbie Coughran, assistant to associate vice president for student affairs said, students do not necessarily have to be in a lot ...

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