Dear Warner College Alumni, Friends, Faculty, and Staff,
The College had the pleasure of celebrating our 2013 scholarship recipients and donors on Oct.
17, and it was one of the largest scholarship banquets I can remember.
It was inspiring to feel the sense of community in a room full of students, working toward their dreams and meeting those who have generously chosen to help make those dreams possible.
Because of this generosity, we were able to award nearly 170 private scholarships, fellowships, and awards totaling $329,000 this year! Scholarship support is a top philanthropic priority in our College, as this next generation will lead the way in solving critical natural resource issues here in Colorado and across the globe.
One of our scholarship recipients is Marina Rodriguez - a sophomore in fish, wildlife, and conservation biology, and the first member of her family who will graduate from college.
After being forced to take a semester off due to financial difficulties, Marina credits scholarships, such as the Harbison Pingree Park Scholarship, with giving her the support needed to get her education and research back on track to graduation in 2015.
She is vice president of the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences club, an active member of the CSU chapter of The Wildlife Society, and a shining example of our passionate students who have a bright future in natural resources.
We also celebrated many new scholarships, including the Lee and Hillary MacDonald Graduate Scholarship in Watershed Science.
Lee MacDonald is a professor emeritus of land-use hydrology, and the scholarship was established in honor of his retirement and passion for student excellence.
Through the generosity of his former students, friends, and other donors, this fund was fully endowed at $25,000 in just one year, and its first scholarship was awarded in 2013.
Whether it is at a scholarship dinner, a football game, an alumni reception, or an impromptu tour of campus - the College encourages all of our alumni and friends to stay in touch however you can.
Your pride for Warner College is invaluable, and we are proud to have you as a member of our College family.
Best wishes as always,
Dean Joyce Berry
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