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Annual event honors scholarship donors

October 22, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans honored its generous scholarship donors at the Scholarship Donor Dinner, held at the Audubon Tea Room on Oct. 6. This annual event also provides scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet their benefactors, thank them personally for their support, and let them know how their scholarships have impacted their lives.

The evening’s program included music by talented student musicians from the College of Music and Fine Arts and expressions of gratitude from university president the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. and the evening’s featured scholarship recipient, Sarah Cooper. Cooper was chosen to speak from among several scholarship recipients who submitted essays about the importance of scholarships.

“I understand from firsthand experience just how much your generosity can help a student grow intellectually and personally. Many of my experiences and personal growth while at Loyola would not have been possible without my scholarship,” said Cooper during the ceremony.

“As many of you may know, money can be an obstacle that hinders a student’s ability to get involved with extracurricular activities. The gift of a scholarship allows students to become more engaged with the community surrounding them. In my case and I am sure for many others, life becomes more interesting and enjoyable because there is a freedom to balance academics with extracurriculars. Through all of this, I have found that this is the beauty of a Loyola Jesuit education.”

“The life of Loyola begins with people like you who see the potential in the students of Loyola,” Cooper added.

For more information, contact Claire Simno at 504-861-5582 or cdsimno@loyno.edu.

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