The Foundation announces the inaugural recipient of the 1964 Society Faculty Professional Development Scholarship

The Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the 1964 Society Faculty Professional Development Scholarship is Jensina Oliver. There were many good applications and the Board expressed their appreciation for the Associate Faculty’s interest in this opportunity. Jensina will receive $1,100 this year to attend the Music Teachers National Association Conference and bring back to our college best practices and valuable information to assist with the newest technology and how to incorporate it into classroom and individual instruction.

The Scholarship review committee was comprised of three Foundation Board members, two of which are faculty. The Foundation Board decided to open the first year applications to Associate Faculty at the recommendation of the Federation leadership.

The 1964 Society Scholarship Fund honors the year our college was founded. It was designated to Faculty Professional Development because that was the original intention of the fund when the Foundation started a campaign in 2010.

The fund was then inactive for several years. The current Foundation Board made the determination to revitalize the fund and invest it as a Board Designated Fund with the Foundation’s investment firm. $25,000 was invested and $3,300 retained to provide Faculty Professional Development scholarships for three years while the invested funds accrue enough earnings per year to provide an annual scholarship. This will provide a scholarship for Faculty Professional Development in perpetuity unless a future Board of Directors changes the intention of the fund, which is unlikely.

The Foundation Board of Directors, again, welcomes any donations to this fund at any time and would like to see it continue to grow.

Please join the Foundation Board and staff in offering many CONGRATULATIONS to Jensina Oliver for this award!

Warm Regards,
Mary Brueggeman, VP Advancement
Executive Director, Foundation

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