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Scholarships Make Dreams Come True

Posted April 28, 2018 in Articles

CSU’s annual Scholarship Luncheon brought together more than 400 individuals who have made personal gifts, as well as representatives of businesses and organizations that have supported scholarships, and the grateful students who received these awards. For many, it was a first-time meeting.

“Marge Shorrock welcomed me as if I was one of her own family members,” said student Mary Elizabeth Nazimiec.

“Mrs. Shorrock was engaged and wanted to know my future plans. I was able to tell her how appreciative I am,” added student Jacob Taylor.

Scholarships Make Dreams Come True

“I treasure the opportunity to meet my students and hear of their passion for their studies and potential career goals,” said Shorrock, MBA ’88, who funds the William I. Shorrock Endowed Scholarship and the Marjorie B. Shorrock Endowed Graduate Fellowship in History.

Luncheon guest speakers were donor Matt Hlavin and student Andrew Wimmer.

Hlavin, a member of the CSU Foundation Board of Directors, graduated from CSU in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. The president and CEO of Thogus established an endowed scholarship for engineering students.

“Investment in CSU will help students graduate and build careers that will keep Northeast Ohio viable,” he said.

Wimmer graduated from CSU this May with a degree in mechanical engineering and plans to pursue doctoral research in materials science. He holds the Matt Hlavin scholarship.

“My educational journey has surpassed my wildest dreams, thanks to donors like Mr. Hlavin who generously support CSU and its students,” he said.

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