April 6, 2017


Sertoma donation funds student scholarships

Check presentation
From left, students Brooke Hayes, Jennifer Fowler and Robert Blanchard; Sertoma representatives Joe Schneider and Sterling Reaveley; and students Vergene Braithwaite, Anika Bailey and Richard Hinkelman

The Downtown Columbus Sertoma Club has presented Methodist Theological School in Ohio with $66,000 to endow student scholarships. Of that gift, $6,000 will be shared among six current students, and the remaining amount will fund future student scholarships. The donation was presented over lunch on the MTSO campus April 6.

Students Anika Bailey, Robert Blanchard, Vergene Braithwaite, Jennifer Fowler, Brooke Hayes and Richard Hinkelman each received $1,000 from Sertoma. Randy Burchfield, Larry Coolidge, Patty Coolidge, Jim Marrie, Sterling Reaveley and Joe Schneider presented the awards on Sertoma’s behalf over lunch in MTSO’s Dunn Dining Hall.

“Sertoma has been very generous in its support of our students over the years,” said April Casperson, MTSO vice president of institutional advancement. “We’re extremely grateful for this investment in the students who are preparing for religious leadership on our campus.”

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

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Danny Russell, communications director
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322