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Trustee Creates New Scholarship

Posted December 01, 2018 in Articles

Deborah Vesy, president and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation and a member of the CSU Board of Trustees, has created a new scholarship fund to assist CSU students in completing their degrees. The Deborah Vesy Accounting Scholarship Fund will provide two $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduate accounting majors who are first-generation college students and require additional financial assistance to graduate. The program is funded by a $100,000 gift.

“I utilized multiple donor-supported scholarships to complete my college degree and am forever grateful to those individuals who were essential to me reaching my academic and professional goals,” Vesy says. “This allows me to ‘pay it forward,’ and provide current students with similar opportunities.”

Some 600 students are enrolled as undergraduate accounting majors or as graduate students in the Master of Accountancy program or Master of Business Administration program with a specialization in accounting.

Vesy has served as a trustee since 2016. She has been with the Deaconess Foundation since its inception in 1997 and previously served as associate director and chief financial officer for the organization. She received her BSBA in accounting from Youngstown State University.

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