Dinner raises $1.2 million for scholarships
Former first lady Barbara Bush was not the only highlight of Freed-Hardeman University’s 41st annual advisory board benefit dinner Dec. 2.
Bush shared the spotlight with a record $1.2 million in sponsorships for scholarship support, said Milton Sewell, resident of the Henderson, Tenn., university.
The mother of President Bush told attendees that she was touched by Freed-Hardeman’s focus on turning out “not only great students but model citizens.”
“I confess that I’m beginning to think I should sign up for a semester or two,” she joked.
Students collect batteries, socks for Marines
LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
David Fraze, a Bible professor at Lubbock Christian University, keeps in touch with alumnus Brandon McDaniel, who’s serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.
When Fraze recently asked the Marine first lieutenant from Hobbs, N.M., what his battalion needed, McDaniel told him” Socks and batteries.
As a result, the Texas university’s Student Senate organized a “Batteries for the Batallion” campaign to provide socks and batteries for all 1,000 men and women in the battalion. Students, faculty and staff members donated almost 1,500 batteries and pairs of socks.
“The items were packaged with enclosed notes of thanks and prayers to Lieutenant McDaniel and to his battalion, as well as an LCU flag that had been siged by many students,” university spokeswoman Kelli Childre said.
Former Nebraska coach speaks at York
Nebraska congressman and gubernatorial hopeful Tom Osborne spoke in chapel at York College recently, telling students, “If you put GOd first in your life … if you will honor and serve him, everything else will fall in place.”
Osborne, in this third term in the House, retired in 1997 as football coach at the University of Nebraska. In his 25 years at the helm, the team averaged more than 10 wins per season.