Upper Bay Ruritan Club supports 10 more Cecil College students
— Joined by Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt and members of the Cecil College Foundation staff, including Chris Ann Szep, vice president of institutional advancement and government relations; John Beck, director of foundation and alumni development; and Mary Moore, development coordinator; student Emily Mulcahy recently attended an Upper Bay Ruritan Club meeting to thank her donors for assisting with her education.
Mulcahy, who is studying to be a nurse, is one of 10 Cecil students to be awarded $ 1,000 from the Upper Bay Ruritan Scholarship this year. Initiated in 2007 with a founding gift of $ 2,000, the Upper Bay Ruritan Scholarship provides scholarships for graduates of Bohemia Manor High School to attend Cecil College.
Over the last eight years, 65 Cecil stu-
dents have received more than $ 56,000 from the scholarship.
“Our students are so thankful for this scholarship, which makes a tremendous difference in their lives,” Bolt said. “We can’t do what we do and our students can’t have a future without donors.”
Serving the southern area of Cecil County, the Upper Bay Ruritan Club’s purpose is to create a better understanding among people and, through volunteer community service, make America’s communities better places to live and work. The slogan of Ruritan is “Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.”
The Ruritans raise money for anyone in need within the community by hosting different events throughout the year, including two spaghetti dinners, an Easter flower sale, carnival raffle ticket sales, a gun raffle, and a gift card raffle.
Cecil College Upper Bay Ruritan Scholarship recipient Emily Mulcahy, ninth from left, joined Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt, seventh from left, and members of the Cecil College Foundation staff on a visit to the Upper Bay Ruritan Club to thank the club for its support.