Robert J. Murney Memorial Award Recipient Announced
In a letter from the President, it was announced Monday that Vanessa Welch-Pemberton is the recipient of the 2011 Robert J. Murney Memorial Award. Welch-Pemberton was nominated by faculty and recently selected through a review committee process.
join me in congratulating our 2011 Robert J. Murney Memorial Award recipient, Vanessa
Welch-Pemberton," said Dr. Mark Skrade, President.
Dr. Murney’s passing in 2005 a generous outpouring of donations in his name
helped establish the Robert J. Murney Memorial Fund. The award was set up to
both respect the wishes and desires of the donors and to honor the personal and
professional characteristics of Dr. Murney that left such a positive impression
on so many.
The award is only given as the memorial fund matures. Once the fund
has reached an award level, Forest engages in a criteria-driven selection and
review process to identify and recognize graduating students who have left
impressions of personal and professional characteristics reflecting the spirit
and legacy of Dr. Murney.
The ways in which Welch-Pemberton reflects those characteristics will be highlighted at graduation this Saturday, October 8th at 1:00pm in the Gillioz Theatre.