Culver-Stockton receives gift to create music education scholarship
Friday, January 18, 2008
Evelyn (Carman) Wiechman of Rantoul, Ill., has established a new scholarship at Culver-Stockton College that will be awarded to students preparing for a teaching career, preferably in music.
Wiechman, who is a Canton native and who graduated from Culver-Stockton in 1946, established the Evelyn (Carman) Wiechman Endowed Scholarship Fund with a gift of $50,000. She previously established the Evelyn Carman Instrumental Award, which is presented annually to the most promising woodwind, brass or percussion student. The new scholarship will be awarded beginning with the 2008-09 academic year.
“My mother started me on the piano, and I have always had a passion for music,” Wiechman, a former music teacher, said. “Culver-Stockton did a lot for me, and I want to give back to the college.”
“We are very grateful for this generous gift, which is evidence of our graduates’ shared commitment to the goals of this college,” said C-SC President William L. Fox. “The generosity of our alumni and friends makes it possible for us to live our mission of providing students of promise a superb education in an active learning community.”
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