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Scholarship Awards Dinner Recognizes Donors, Student Achievements

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By Karen Guin

The College of Health and Public Affairs recently brought together its scholarship donors and student recipients to meet and celebrate during its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner.

The college held the event, also known as "A Knight to Remember," on April 24 at the Morgridge International Reading Center on the Orlando campus.

This year, the college recognized 35 students who received more than $17,000 in financial aid through scholarships, said college Dean Michael Frumkin.

Many of the scholarship recipients had an opportunity to dine with the donor(s) who funded their scholarship. All of the recipients were photographed with the donor and/or a representative of his or her academic program.

Afterwards, the guests enjoyed a short compilation of individual videos of thanks submitted by the scholarship recipients. Watch the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JL0aj6Jy0.

The college launched the Scholarship Awards Dinner as one of its signature annual events in 2009.

A group photo of all of the scholarship recipients appears above. View other photos from the dinner at www.flickr.com/photos/cohpa/sets/72157633335932475/. (All photos by Abi Bell)

View and share the photos on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UCFCOHPAAlumni.

 

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