LAKE ERIE COLLEGE RECEIVES $100,000 TO ESTABLISH HUMANITIES LEGACY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
-SCHOLARSHIPS TO RECOGNIZE PROFESSORS EGIDIO LUNARDI AND GEORGE FARRELL
(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – A Lake Erie College alumna, Deborah Goodrich Royce ’80, has donated $100,000 to the College to establish The Humanities Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Connecticut resident has established the fund to provide scholarship support for students majoring in the humanities. The fund will honor long-time Lake Erie College Professor George Farrell (English) and Emeritus Professor, Egidio Lunardi (Italian).
“It’s exciting to see a graduate honor faculty members who have had a real impact on her life,” said Provost, Dennis Stevens. “The scholarships she has established will be important to students for generations to come.”
“The financial support of our alumni is critical to fulfilling the mission of the College,” Interim President Sue Dreitzler said. “We are grateful to Deborah Goodrich Royce who sees the value of a Lake Erie College education and wants to do her part to ensure that future students can also experience everything the College has to offer.”
The Humanities Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund will offer a minimum of two scholarships per academic year and will be available to current or incoming Lake Erie College students majoring in the area of social science, foreign language, English, psychology or fine and performing arts. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to apply for the scholarships and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to retain them.
Royce donated the money to the College as a challenge to other alumni to establish endowed scholarships in the name of faculty who made a great impact on their lives. The fund allows donors of $25,000 or more to establish an additional number of scholarships to recognize a humanities faculty member of their choice.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education, offering 22 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies and international learning opportunities for students. For more information, call 800-533-4996 or visit the website at www.lec.edu.