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The footlights at Porthouse Theatre will continue to shine brightly thanks to a bequest from Charles and Joanne Compton.
Retired after 30 years of service to Kent State University, Drs. Richard and Nancy Bredemeier are creating a lasting legacy.
The Gus Markanton Endowed Scholarship is awarded to at least five students who are graduates of East Liverpool City, Beaver Local and Wellsville Schools in Ohio or Hancock County Schools in West Virginia, and majoring in a business related discipline.
The Dr. G. Dennis Cooke and Dr. Barbara J. Andreas Scholarship in Biological Sciences is endowed through very generous gift annuities, as well as annual outright gifts, ensuring that their legacy of excellence will live on at Kent State.
When she tragically lost her life in an automobile accident in July, 2010, her family, friends and fellow faculty members agreed that the best way to honor her memory would be through a named scholarship.
"I set up the scholarship because I see how expensive college is for people today," says Michalene Hughley. "It's going to be awarded to non-traditional students -- men and women who are raising children while going to school. I want to show people that no matter what you have, you can still set something aside and help others.