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Generosity Celebrated at Annual Luncheon

Students, Donors Reflect on Impact of Scholarships

April 27, 2015 marked Quincy University’s 27th annual scholarship luncheon. A record 283 people attended, including scholarship representatives, student recipients and Heritage Society members. This event is a time to celebrate our donors and how their our students achieve their educational goals.

The student speaker for the program was senior business management major Osaretin Uwumarogie from Country Club Hills, Illinois. “O,” as he is better known on campus, shared that his dream of earning a college degree almost came to a halt during his sophomore year.

"I was struggling with finances after completing summer school," he says. “I never felt so helpless. I was out of options and thought I wasn’t coming back to Quincy. Then I found out that I would be receiving a scholarship that would help continue my education.”

This came as a great benefit not only to O, but also to the campus community. He was a student leader who was involved in many organizations, including Delta Tau Delta, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Student Alumni Association and Campus Ministry.

“He was a formative presence in Campus Ministry, especially with his involvement in the Koinonia Retreat Program,” says Fr. John Doctor, OFM, vice president for mission and ministry. “His willingness to share his faith journey and to step out of his comfort zone empowered many of his peers to do the same. O’s contributions to the spiritual life of the QU community will be missed.”

Reflecting back on his four years at QU, O says, “The caring and family atmosphere at Quincy University has helped me become the person I am today.”

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund at Quincy University, please contact Julie Bell, vice president for university advancement, at (217) 228-5229 or bellju@quincy.edu.

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