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Staff Senate awards four scholarships; fundraising efforts continue

Four Western Carolina University students have been chosen to receive Staff Senate Scholarships for academic year 2016-17.

Recipients of $1,000 scholarships are Hannah Adams, a junior elementary education major and daughter of Jerry Adams of the WCU Police Department; Tiffany Frady, a junior math education major and daughter of William Frady of the Division of Information Technology and Lisa Frady of the OneStop student service center; Haley McLeod, a freshman interior design major and daughter of Emily McLeod of the Office of Financial Aid; and Kylie Yacuzzo, a senior psychology major and daughter of Randy Yacuzzo and Kelly Smith, both of the Office of Facilities Management.

Representatives of WCU’s Staff Senate meeting with 2016-17 recipients of the Staff Senate scholarship are (from left) Brian Wood, co-chair of the scholarship committee; scholarship recipients Tiffany Frady, Hannah Adams and Haley McLeod; David Rathbone, co-chair of the scholarship committee; and Pam DeGraffenreid, chair of Staff Senate. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Kylie Yacuzzo.

Representatives of WCU’s Staff Senate meeting with 2016-17 recipients of the Staff Senate scholarship are (from left) Brian Wood, co-chair of the scholarship committee; scholarship recipients Tiffany Frady, Hannah Adams and Haley McLeod; David Rathbone, co-chair of the scholarship committee; and Pam DeGraffenreid, chair of Staff Senate. Not pictured is scholarship recipient Kylie Yacuzzo.

Children and relatives of SHRA and EHRA non-faculty employees and who will be attending WCU are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Early in January, WCU’s Staff Senate began its “100 Days – 100 Names” Scholarship Campaign to provide an opportunity for WCU employees to donate to the scholarship fund through payroll deduction. With the campaign ending Friday, April 15, an opportunity remains for employees to donate through payroll deduction or by making an outright gift, said David Rathbone, a facilities management staff member who is past chair of Staff Senate and current co-chair of its scholarship committee.

The campaign is ending, but there are two other ways that WCU employees are pitching in to help boost the Staff Senate scholarship fund, Rathbone said. Members of the U-Club will be holding their annual get-together to boost the fund from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 15, with the theme “Wild, Wild West Casino Night.” Then, on Saturday, April 23, the Staff Senate yard sale will be held at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of items for sale are being accepted at the WCU Bookstore, or they can be brought to the Ramsey Center on the morning of the yard sale or picked up by contacting Rathbone at 828-550-9562.

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