Employees raise more than $10,000 to benefit MacDowell Endowed Scholarship, First Lady's Campus Beautification Project|
The event on campus was held May 14.
More than 225 members of the staff and faculty of Misericordia University took part in a farewell celebration for President Michael A. MacDowell and his wife, Tina MacDowell, which was held in the Banks Student Life Center on campus.
The University’s 12th president and first lady will retire at the end of June, culminating 15 years of service to Misericordia. As a farewell present, a gift of more than $10,000 was donated by members of the campus community to the Michael and Tina MacDowell Endowed Scholarship Fund and to the First Lady’s Campus Beautification Project. The project provided special landscaping, benches, picnic tables and flower containers to enhance the grounds of the 89-year-old campus.
Professor David Wright, Ph.D., chair of the Faculty Senate, and library director Martha Stevenson, chair of the Staff Council, presented the gift which was represented by a poster-sized card, carrying messages of thanks and best wishes to the couple from everyone who contributed.
The clam bake-style event included a buffet, desert bars and carving stations provided by John Metz, chairman of the Misericordia University Board of Trustees, and his company, Metz Culinary Management, that provides food service to the campus.
The Misericordia University campus community raised more than $10,000 to benefit the MacDowell Endowed Scholarship Fund and the First Lady’s Campus Beautification Project as a thank you for their 15 years of service. Participating in the announcement, from left, are Dr. David Wright, President MacDowell, Tina MacDowell, Martha Stevenson and John Metz, chair of the Misericordia University Board of Trustees.