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College honors donors

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From left to right, Marshall Boutwell, Gwinnett Federal Credit Union; Lucinda Scrivener, GFCU Scholarship recipient; Matthew Reeves, Gwinnett County Bar Association; Matthew Montgomery, GCBA Scholarship recipient;  Daniel J. Kaufman, Georgia Gwinnett College President; Greg Shumate, Linda Shumate Scholarship; Danielle Buice, Linda Shumate Scholarship recipient; Tammy Shumate, Linda Shumate Scholarship; Michael Schelke, Antonio Damián Scholarship; Nicholas Bon, Antonio Damián Scholarship recipient; and Jessica Damián, Antonio Damián Scholarship.

Special Photo From left to right, Marshall Boutwell, Gwinnett Federal Credit Union; Lucinda Scrivener, GFCU Scholarship recipient; Matthew Reeves, Gwinnett County Bar Association; Matthew Montgomery, GCBA Scholarship recipient; Daniel J. Kaufman, Georgia Gwinnett College President; Greg Shumate, Linda Shumate Scholarship; Danielle Buice, Linda Shumate Scholarship recipient; Tammy Shumate, Linda Shumate Scholarship; Michael Schelke, Antonio Damián Scholarship; Nicholas Bon, Antonio Damián Scholarship recipient; and Jessica Damián, Antonio Damián Scholarship.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College recently honored the donors supporting four of its first student scholarship funds during a recent reception.

The gathering aimed to honor donors for the Antonio Damian Scholarship, awarded to Nicholas Bon, a senior majoring in English; the Gwinnett County Bar Association Endowed Scholarship, awarded to Matthew Montgomery, a sophomore majoring in political science; the Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Scholarship, awarded to Lucinda Scrivener, a senior in special education; and the Linda Shumate Scholarship, awarded to Buice as well as Ashley Rivera, a junior majoring in history.

"For these donors it was the fist chance they've had to meet students whose lives have forever changed by their generosity," said Lori Buckheister, director of development at GGC. "This was the first of what we hope will be an annual event at which the college and its students can express their gratitude and describe what a difference these scholarships can make in helping them achieve their dreams."

Danielle Buice, one of the first recipients of the Linda Shumate Scholarship, made a presentation on behalf of the student scholarship recipients.

"I plan to graduate school and pursue a profession in the allied health field," Buice said. "I wouldn't be here today without your support."