University celebrates 25th anniversary of Andrews scholarships

Author: Michael O. Garvey


The University of Notre Dame will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment Andrews Scholarship Fund with a Mass at5:30 p.m.Thursday (Sept. 15) in the chapel of Welsh Family Hall.

Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., director of the Center for Social Concerns, will preside at the Mass, which will be followed by a dinner for Andrews Scholars in McKenna Hall.Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will speak at the dinner, as will former Andrews scholars Kelley Tuthill, a 1992 Notre Dame graduate who now is a reporter for WCVB-TV inBoston, and William J. Purcell Jr., a 1986 graduate who is now an assistant professional specialist at the center.

The Andrews Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 in memory of James F. Andrews, a 1961 Notre Dame alumnus and co-founder of Universal Press Syndicate (UPS) inKansas City.The fund was established with a gift from Andrewswife, Kathleen, now a trustee and fellow of the University, and John McMeel, a 1957 alumnus and cofounder with Andrews of UPS.The Andrews scholarships support undergraduate students undertaking various community service and learning projects administered with the help of the Center for Social Concerns and local Notre Dame alumni clubs.

This year 115 alumni clubs sponsored the projects of 200 Notre Dame students, 93 of whom were Andrews scholars.

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