Sheffield, Ala. – Wednesday, December 4, 2019 –Two Athens State University students were recognized as recipients of the 2019 Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarship at a reception hosted in their honor by representatives from Bank Independent and ASU.
This year’s scholarship recipients are second-year recipient Dayanna Rodriquez, a junior, and first-time recipient Ashley Creasy, a senior. The Edward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarship is awarded to qualified, first-generation college students, based on financial need and residency within the seven counties served by Bank Independent. There are two endowed scholarships dedicated to serve Athens State University.
Bank Independent President Macke Mauldin congratulated Rodriquez and Roberts on their achievements. “The Bank established the scholarship to honor the legacy of my father, Edward Fennel Mauldin, and his great love of learning,” explained Mauldin. “Although he never graduated from college, my dad always expressed a deep appreciation for education and the value of college experience itself.”
According to Dr. Keith Ferguson, Vice President for University Advancement, the Edward Fennel Mauldin Scholarship provides the groundwork to ensure opportunities for students at Athens State University. “As a result of your generosity, your scholarship provides a supporting environment for our students in their journey to build a better life for themselves and their families.”
Referencing the Bank’s mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives, Mauldin emphasized, “You have the support of all 618 of our team members. Our challenge to you today is to pay this forward. Remember what has been done for you and pass that kindness along to others.”
The scholarships at Athens State University represent two of the ten allocated Edward Fennel Mauldin Memorial Endowed Scholarships. Six scholarships are awarded each fall to University of North Alabama students, and two to students at Northwest-Shoals Community College.
About Bank Independent
Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama and one Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.
About the Athens State University Foundation
The impact of the support provided by our alumni, faculty and staff, and friends can be seen and felt daily on the Athens State University Campus. Our facilities, curriculum, mission, and goals are all dependent on the generosity of all those touched by what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen here. The benevolence of the supporters of the Athens State University Foundation provides scholarships and infrastructure to give each student a successful start.
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l-r: Macke Mauldin, Ashley Creasy, Dr. Philip Way, Dayanna Rodriquez, and Preuit Mauldin
Photo credit Matthew Fisackerly