Cameron University President Cindy Ross is pleased to announce the establishment of the Lawton Retail Merchants Association President's Distinguished Scholarship (PDS), the university's third PDS. A contribution of $25,000 or more is required to establish a President's Distinguished Scholarship, which will be Cameron's most prestigious academic scholarship. The scholarship was funded by the Lawton Retail Merchants Association.
"My sincere thanks go out to the Lawton Retail Merchants Association for its continuing generosity and support of Cameron University," says President Ross. "The establishment of this President's Distinguished Scholarship will have a lasting impact on Cameron students and will enable us to continue our mission of changing lives one student at a time."
"We very much believe in education," says Nicki Livingston, manager of the Lawton Retail Merchants Association. "Our support of Cameron University through this scholarship is a vital part of our effort to make higher education available to students in the Lawton/Fort Sill community."
Founded in 1925, the Lawton Retail Merchants Association has benefited countless businesses and organizations in the Lawton/Fort Sill community and has long been a supporter of Cameron University. With a contribution of $250,000, the association established CU's Virginia Brewczynski Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies in 1994 to advance the teaching of leadership in business. In June 2006, the association joined with IBC Bank to donate $60,000 to the Centennial Changing Lives campaign toward the construction of the McMahon Centennial Complex.
October 8, 2008