MANSFIELD - The Mansfield Auxiliary Corp. (MAC) announced a charitable contribution to Mansfield University on Dec. 18.
David Cummings, MAC board president, said $101,365 will be given as the MAC Scholarship to benefit current students and help attract new students to MU. MAC was formed in 2009 as a Pennsylvania nonprofit charitable corporation consisting of volunteers from the community to assist MU in the construction of replacement student housing on the MU campus.
Its mission is to "promote the interests of Mansfield University by engaging in the construction, operation, management and maintenance of student housing facilities or other projects for the benefit of the students of the university."
From left are Student Government Association President Aaron Miller, MAC Board Member Bruce Dart, Chuck Colby, MU associate vp for Residence Life, MAC Board Member Al Quimby, MU Interim President Allan Golden, MAC Board Member Fred Lavancher, MAC Board President David Cummings, MAC Board Member Deb Bastian.
"The entire board of directors is thrilled to be able to provide assistance to Mansfield University students in need," Cummings said. "In turn, some of these future graduates may remain in the area or return to continue the tradition of volunteerism and leadership."
At the ceremony to announce the scholarship fund, the MAC Board presented MU Interim President Allan Golden with a framed photo of Oak and Hickory Halls in appreciation for his dedication to the new housing project and his service to the University.
Board members include Fred Lavancher, Mark Eby, Deb Bastian, Bruce Dart and Al Quimby. Under the MAC Board's leadership and guidance, Oak and Hickory Halls opened in January 2012. Spruce and Sycamore Halls are under construction and are scheduled to open this fall.