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ADVANCING THE MISSION A DEDICATION TO STEVENSON Linda Fenton with her nursing scholarship recipients: (left to right) Mikaela Hairston ’19, Emma Groh ’19, Linda Fenton, and Caroline Camper ’19. Making a Meaningful Difference SU Trustee Samuel M. Dell III (third from left) and family members with a rendering of the Dell Family Pathway named in their honor. Spring is a season of renewal and possibilities, an ideal time to recognize those who have de- For a third year, the annual Stevenson Scholarship Luncheon was an voted themselves to nurturing the growth of occasion for celebration as scholarship donors and their deserving our students and this institution. On April recipients were able to meet and get to know each other, some renewing 18, the SU community gathered at Owings their acquaintance from the past year or two. Mills North for the dedication of the Kevin Samuel M. Dell III, Trustee and sponsor of the Geraldine and Sam J. Manning Academic Center; the Sara G. Dell Endowed Scholarships for Character and Excellence in Business and the Manning Greenhouse, a new facility in the Sciences, served as emcee and provided insight into his own experience. Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences; and “It has been an inspiration for me and my family to meet these scholars the Dell Family Pathway, encompassing the and to see how we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of truly new bridge that now ties together the Owings exceptional young people as they develop into positive contributors to Mills and Owings Mills North areas of cam- the broader community,” said Dell. pus. These namings honor the remarkable Fenton Scholar Caroline Camper ’19 addressed the donors present contributions of President Emeritus Kevin J. and echoed the feelings of her fellow students when she remarked, “You Manning, Ph.D., for his tireless efforts in all are creating a future for us that is bright and hopeful and allows us transforming this University; Sara G. Man- to pursue our education without the overwhelming worry of not being ning for her encouragement and embrace of able to pay for it. Thank you for allowing me and many others to reach the Stevenson community; and Samuel M. our full potential and achieve our dreams.” Dell III, Trustee, for his generous investment At the April 23 event, milestone anniversaries also were recognized, with 10 consecutive years of awards from the Jo-Ellen Turner, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship in English and the Linda Connolly Fenton Endowed Scholarship in Nursing and 15 consecutive years from the France-Merrick Foundation Scholarship and the Carolyn Manuszak Scholarship in Memory of Dr. T. J. Manuszak. 14 | VENTURES/SUMMER 2017 in the potential of our students.