WMU News

Music therapy students awarded AMBUCS scholarships

Nov. 17, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Four Western Michigan University music therapy graduate students have been awarded $400 scholarships by Kalamazoo AMBUCS.

The four students were chosen because of their deep commitment to their chosen field of study and high academic achievement, reflecting the importance the students place on their education. Their grade point averages range from 3.75 to 4.0. In addition, each was judged to have excellent clinical skills, as evidenced by their compassion and level of professionalism in working with people with disabilities.

The four students are: Alie Chandler, of Heiskell, Tenn., daughter of Jan and Terry Chandler; Julie Guy, of Marysville, Wash., daughter of Kristie and Jerry Guy; Jacqueline Hillard, of Cadillac, Mich., daughter of Patrick and Pamela Hillard; and Victoria Storm, of Chicago, daughter of Phyllis and Wallace Storm of Salem, S.C.

AMBUCS is a nationwide service club. Since 1955, the national AMBUCS Scholarship Program has provided over 10,500 scholarships totaling $5,706,000. Kalamazoo AMBUCS also provides additional funds annually to WMU from the Kalamazoo Living Endowment fund, with money raised each year from a $10,000 raffle. This year, $20,000 was divided among the University's programs in music therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology and audiology to be used for scholarships within those areas.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 616 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
616 387-8400