Celebrating Scholarship Luncheon 2013
On Sunday, April 14, Susquehanna University donors and students gathered together to celebrate the many ways in which donor support touches the lives of students. This special event provided students with the opportunity to meet and thank the extraordinary people who make a difference at Susquehanna each and every day through their generosity.
This year’s celebration honored the legacy of the late Benjamin Apple and the Apple family as new members of the Susquehanna Society, a designation recognizing Susquehanna donors whose lifetime giving exceeded $1 million. Known for integrity and altruism, the Apple family has made a significant impact on the local community and Susquehanna University. Thanks to the Apples, several scholarships provide financial support to deserving students, student learning is enriched through lectures by recognized scholars in the field of Elizabethan studies, and faculty-student collaboration takes place in the environmental sciences teaching lab and classroom.
Ebony Bradley ’13 shared words of gratitude on behalf of all Susquehanna students.
“The best way I can think of to say thank you is by making something of my Susquehanna experience. By taking the knowledge I gained, the connections I’ve made and the experiences I have had with me into life after Susquehanna, I am saying 'Thank you.' For those scholarship recipients who aren’t graduating in a few weeks, continuing to work hard and being strong campus leaders is their way of saying 'Thank you.' Together, by striving to live lives of achievement, leadership and service we are saying 'Thank you,' to you who have helped make it all possible.”
Joanne Marquardt ’00 Troutman shared how scholarship support continues to make an impact on her life.
“Since the day that scholarship showed up on my tuition bill, Jim, John, Patty and all of the Apple family, you have shared in my life. Every time I have raised money that helped put an SU student through school, you have been part of that. Every grant I have written that paid for a mammogram that saved a woman’s life, you were there. And now, for every dollar raised for a child who is grateful because after being relentlessly bullied for looking differently, he has found a home at Camp Victory—you own a little piece of that. Thank you for believing in me, and thank you to all of the donors who are here today for believing in Susquehanna and investing in these students. Your share in their lives will go further than you will ever know.”
Students Say Thank You to Donors
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