Mahone Fund scholarship helps student reach dream
With the help of a scholarship from the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund, Kristy M. Marti, a senior of Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, will pursue her dream of a nursing degree at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside beginning this fall.
Marti said she wants to use her education to help young men with mental health issues. Marti was one of 11 students to receive a Mahone Fund scholarship at the annual Reaching for Rainbows scholarship awards ceremony at Carthage College, April 25.
During the event, Chancellor Debbie Ford accepted the 2012 Signature Award on behalf of the entire UW-Parkside community. Tim Mahone, chairman of the Mahone Fund, thanked the university for its continued partnership with the Mahone fmaily, noting UW-Parkside's willingness to support various initiatives for the past 14 years.
"UW-Parkside has always been part of the Mahone family," Tim Mahone said.
Don Lintner, director of Creative Services, Laura Mason, graphic design coordinator, John Mielke, director of communications, and April Puryear, office manager in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs were recognized for their efforts working with the Mahone Fund on numerous events.
UW-Parkside senior Victor Bridgeman was part of a special presentation to Dr. F. Gregory Campbell and his wife, Barbara. Campbell is retiring after 25 years as president of Carthage College. Bridgeman was commissioned to create artwork recognizing the dedication and commitment the Campbell's have shown toward the Mahone family.
Bridgeman's artwork includes a mosaic of Mahone Fund scholarship recipients in the shape of the Carthage College flame logo.