University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
September 8, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Ekman, Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6360

Mitchell Scholars Presentation
Amy Hebert, Avril McRae, Abraham Mitchell, William Palacio, Ryan Wiggs, and Dr. Carl Moore

Local businessman and philanthropist Abraham Mitchell presented laptops and printers to a new group of Mitchell Scholars, outstanding freshman in the Mitchell College of Business who have been awarded the University’s most prestigious scholarship. The Mitchell Scholars receive full tuition, room-and-board and a book stipend, in addition to the laptops and printers. The scholarship is valued at $40,000 over four years. Abraham Mitchell started the endowed scholarship program 10 years ago. To date, it has offered $1.5 million in scholarships for 67 students, who have kept a collective grade point average of 3.8. At a recent reception for the scholarship winners and their families at the Mitchell College of Business are, from left, Amy Hebert of Biloxi; Avril McRae of Mobile; Abraham Mitchell; William Palacio of Daphne; Ryan Wiggs of Mobile; and MCOB Dean Dr. Carl Moore.


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