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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.
January 1, 2006

Bush shared thespotlight with a record $1.2 million in sponsorships for scholarship support,said Milton Sewell, president of the Henderson, Tenn., university.
The mother ofPresident Bush told attendees that she was touched by Freed-Hardeman’s focus onturning out “not only great students but model citizens.”
“I confess that I’mbeginning to think I should sign up for a semester or two,” she joked.
Students collectbatteries, socks for Marines


David Fraze, a Bibleprofessor at Lubbock Christian University,keeps in touch with alumnus Brandon McDaniel, who’s serving his second tour ofduty in Iraq.
When Fraze recentlyasked the Marine first lieutenant from Hobbs, N.M., what his battalion needed,McDaniel told him: Socks and batteries.
As a result, the Texas university’sStudent Senate organized a “Batteries for the Batallion” campaign to providesocks and batteries for all 1,000 men and women in the battalion.
Students, faculty andstaff members donated almost 1,500 batteries and pairs of socks.

“The items were packagedwith enclosed notes of thanks and prayers to Lieutenant McDaniel and to hisbattalion, as well as an LCU flag that had been signed by many students,”university spokeswoman Kelli Childre said.
Former Nebraska coach speaks at York

Nebraska congressman and gubernatorial hopeful Tom Osborne spoke inchapel at York College recently, telling students, “Ifyou put God first in your life … if you will honor and serve him, everythingelse 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.

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