Ann Ladner, Abe Mitchell, Brian Ladner
Smith, Helena Cowan, Abe Mitchell, Laura
Ann Ladner, Nathaniel Riordan, and Sara
University of South Alabama has announced the continuation
of the Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program, the Universitys
largest single privately funded scholarship program.
USA students five new scholarship recipients
and 16 whose scholarships are being continued - have
been selected to receive Abraham Mitchell Scholarships.
The total value of the scholarships is $164,000, and
it will be applied toward tuition and fees, books, and
room and board at USA.
Abraham Mitchell Scholars were chosen on the basis of
their superior academic records and all are majors in
USAs Mitchell College of Business. The five incoming
freshmen, who are all from Mobile County, have an average
GPA score of 3.98 and an ACT score of 30.
scholarship program is named after its benefactor, Mobile
businessman and philanthropist Abraham Mitchell. Together
with his brother, Mayer, a longtime member of USAs
Board of Trustees, the Mitchells have given more than
$8.1 million to USAs Mitchell College of Business,
in addition to other gifts to the University.
is very satisfying that we are developing a future core
of business leaders for Mobile and the surrounding area,
Mitchell said. Mobile has always developed a lot
of talented high school students and many of them often
go away to seek education. Were committed to keeping
them close to home at USA.
dean of the Mitchell College of Business, Dr. Carl Moore,
said the Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program promises
to foster the success of Alabamas future business
leaders. It allows us to become more competitive
on a regional and national level, and raises our expectations
for the future.
of the hallmarks of the program is that each scholar
is assigned a faculty mentor who will direct the student
through the research and scholarly experience, which
will culminate in an honors research thesis with the
goal of producing a peer-reviewed publication or creative
Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program represents the very
best in a public-private partnership, University
President Gordon Moulton said. Abe Mitchells
dedication to the betterment of our community, and his
support of the University of South Alabama, is unmatched
and is an inspiration.
five new Abraham Mitchell Scholars for the 2003-2004
academic year are:
Helena Cowan of Mobile, a graduate of UMS-Wright Preparatory
School and daughter of Steve Cowan and Bee Jackson
Sara Dykes of Butler, a graduate of Choctaw County High
School and daughter of Cynthia Dykes
Laura Ann Ladner of Mobile, a graduate of Baker High
School and daughter of Stephen and Sarita Ladner
Nathaniel Riordan of Mobile, a graduate of Cottage Hill
Christian Academy and son of Tim Riordan and Line Bartlett
Benjamin Smith of Mobile, a graduate of The Arnold School
of Alabama, and son of Gerry and Glenda Smith
continuing Abraham Mitchell Scholars for the 2003-04
academic year are: Pagelyn Beaty; Leann Bosarge; Keith
Davidson; Sateria Dorsey; Audrey Douglas; Jonathan Hewett;
Emily Hines; Rachel Horton; Christopher Jett; Brian
Ladner; Emily Lyle; Barbara Miller; Stefanie Owen; Natalie
Price; Joshua Rubey; and, Amber Young.
who maintain the academic requirements can remain in
the program for up to four years, the time required
to complete an undergraduate degree. For information
on the Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program in the USA
Mitchell College of Business, please call the USA Office
of Enrollment Services at (251) 460-6494.