Victor Abiamiri and Elizabeth Reed, both senior finance majors and varsity athletes fromBaltimore,Md., andFranklinLakes, N.J., respectively, have been named the 2006 recipients of Eugene D. Fanning Scholarships at the University of Notre Dame.
Abiamiri and Reed were selected by faculty of Notre DamesFanningCenterfor Business Communication for their excellence in communication skills and exemplary personal characteristics. The scholarships include a $3,500 credit to each students tuition account and a commemorative pewter plate.
Abiamiri is a defensive end on the Irish football team, and Reed is a midfielder and forward on the womens soccer team.
Established in 1995 in honor of the late Gene Fanning, the scholarships are funded by donations from members of the Universitys advisory council for the Mendoza College of Business. Fanning was aChicagobusinessman and investor who taught business communication courses as a guest instructor in the college from 1989 to 1995. A 1953 Notre Dame graduate, he also was a benefactor of the University and an advisory council member.
More information on theFanningCenterand scholarship is available on the Web at www.nd.edu/~fanning .