Two WWU students from Hannibal awarded Riedel Scholarship
|6/11/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Two Hannibal residents, Erica Begley and Brian Walsh, were recipients of $5,000 Riedel scholarships from Missouri College Fund during their senior year at William Woods University.
Missouri Colleges Funds assists private colleges and universities in Missouri by working with private donors to secure scholarship opportunities. Money for the scholarships comes from the George H. Riedel Private Foundation and is awarded to students who exhibit high academic achievements.
Recent graduates, Begley earned a degree in art education with an art minor and a concentration in graphic design, and Walsh earned a criminal justice/ homeland security and pre-law degree.
At WWU, Begley was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and helped support the sorority’s cause against domestic violence at the local CARDV (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence) shelter. She held an executive office in her sorority as co-new member educator.
Begley also participated in work-study at Fulton Preschool since her freshman year. She was in the Honors Program, Knowing the Woods Club, Multicultural Club and Campus Activities Board. In 2010 she received the “Dedication to the Arts” award during the student art show, and in 2011 she received an award for “Artistic Growth.”
Walsh was a member of the criminal justice fraternity, Gamma Alpha Zeta, at WWU and an active member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity. With a 3.2 GPA, Walsh helped his fraternity win an award for best grades.
He has dedicated his time to helping his fraternity raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Last spring Phi Gamma Delta raised more than $2,000 and won an award for best philanthropy. Walsh also participated in numerous highway clean-ups to better the environment.