University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
September 5, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Ekman, Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6360

Six New Mitchell Scholars Welcomed to USA
Philanthropist Gives Students Laptops

Mitchelle Scholars
From left, Nathan Cordle, a freshman from Opp, Ala.; Christopher Heinen, a freshman from Foley; Cameron Whatley, a sophomore from Mobile; Clee Ezell, a junior from Mobile; Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Carl Moore; Mitchell; Vanessa Nayman, a junior from Hazel Green, Ala.; and Sidney King, a freshman from Mobile.

The six new Mitchell Scholars at the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama were recently welcomed to campus by businessman and philanthropist Abraham Mitchell, and he gave them new laptops to begin the school year.

As USA's most prestigious scholarship, the four-year, $40,000 award includes tuition, room-and-board, books and a laptop computer. The Mitchell scholarship has helped 63 students since 1999. The newest group of Mitchell Scholars posed during a reception honoring their accomplishments.

At the event, Mitchell told the students, “Keep faith in your life. And when you are successful, remember your community and remember the University.”

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