2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Because of your support of our annual golf outing and the commitments by the Arnson, Pedler, Bailey and Kendra families, we are please to award these students with scholarships for 2015.
MSU Alumni Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore Area
2015 Scholarship Winners
Arnson Family Scholarship — $6,000
ASHLEY BABCOCK, daughter of Curt and Heather. Ashley graduated from North Muskegon High School, where she served as Senior Co-Captain of the softball team, President of the French Club, and founding member and leader of the Blue Crew vocal group. Ashley has been accepted to the Honors College and is one of only ten freshmen accepted to the Nurse Scholar Program. Her ultimate goal is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Jim and Jeri Pedler Scholarship – $3,000
RILEY DUFF, son of Brian and Maureen. Riley graduated from Mona Shores High School, where he was a member of the varsity Golf and Soccer teams, and National Honor Society. As a member of the Interact Club, Riley went on a Rotary-sponsored mission trip to Honduras to install water filters in rural jungle areas. He intends to major in Engineering, while also taking pre-med classes in hopes of becoming a physician.
Merrill and Zona Bailey Scholarship – Two scholarships at $1,500 each
MICAH PEEL, daughter of Ron and Kelley, is the winner of a $1,500 Merrill and Zona Bailey Scholarship. Micah graduated from Reeths Puffer High School, where she served on the Student Council all 4 years (including serving as Vice President her senior year), as well as Varsity Captain of the Cross Country Team for 2 years. Micah hopes to eventually earn a Master’s of Science in Biosystems Engineering, so she can make a lasting impact on ecosystem stability in Muskegon County.
NATHAN O’NEIL, son of Scott and Beth. Nathan graduated Mona Shores High School, where he was active in Student Senate and National Honor Society, and played Varsity Golf and Hockey. Nathan plans to major in Applied Engineering.
Gene Kendra Book Award – $500
NATHAN O’NEIL has also been awarded the $500 Gene Kendra Book Award, named in honor of longtime Club member Gene Kendra.
MSU Alumni Club Community Foundation Scholarship – $1,000
ALLY NELSON, daughter of Loraine and Tom, enrolled at MSU and began taking classes in August 2015, having recently graduated from Muskegon Community College. Ally plans to major in Environmental Economics and Policy, and to eventually work with State government to help shape environmental policies.
Muskegon MSU Alumni Book Award – $500
ALLY NELSON is also the recipient of our first annual Alumni Club Book Award in the amount of $500.
We congratulate these students in their pursuit of excellence in education.