Legacy Scholarship Recipients

2020-21 Legacy Scholarship Recipients


Anne Leach 

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2024

Future Plans: Anne's goal is to utilize her future Actuarial Science and Economics degree to become an actuary at an insurance firm.

Favorite quote? "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Suess

Sponsor: Roger Coryell (BS73), grandparent


Scarlet Bringard

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2022

Future Plans: Scarlet hopes to attend law school after her undergraduate degree to become an attorney.

Why did Scarlet choose EMU? "I chose EMU to continue my education because of the diversity, the great political science program, and the financial aid that the university offers to it's students."

Sponsor: Greg Bringard (BS88), father

Leah Pulice

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2023

Future Plans: Leah hopes to be a high end residential interior designer

Favorite quote? "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." -Barbara De Angelis

Sponsor: Jim Stapleton (BA53), grandparent

Myranda Ivey

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2023

Future Plans: Myranda hopes to be clinical child psychologist

Why did Myranda choose Eastern? I chose EMU, to continue my education because I wanted a new experience to learn and grow from. Eastern has provided me multiple resources to help me earn my degree. I see this university as one of the stepping stones for my planned future of success.

Sponsor: Faith Ivey (BSW97), mother

Madelyne Thatcher

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2023

Future Plans: Madelyne hopes to become a nurse, working with children.

Favorite quote? "God is within her, she will not fall."

Sponsor: Allen Olech (BS69), grandparent

Natalie Flesher-McKinney 

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2022

Future Plans: Natalie hopes to work in financial planning.

Why did Natalie choose Eastern? The education/environment is great and it keeps me eager to learn more.

Sponsor: Luanne Flesher (MS89), mother

Kay Morton 

Expected Date of Graduation: December 2023

Future Plans: Kay hopes to work as a Registered Nurse.

Why did Kay choose Eastern? I chose EMU because it felt like home. From the moment I stepped on campus, I was overwhelmed by the feeling of belonging and that my experience at Eastern would define my future. 

Sponsor: Teresa Morton (MS88), mother

Hannah Zetterholm

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2024

Future Plans: Hannah hopes to become a special education teacher.

Favorite quote? "When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves." - William Arthur Ward

Sponsor: Annette Zetterholm (BS87, MA92, MA97), mother

Jonah DePriest

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2024

Future Plans: Jonah hopes to work in I.T. or programming

Why did Jonah choose Eastern? My family and my career goals, along with the other opportunities that are here for me such as the music program. I also grew up around this area and many people who have impacted my life went to EMU.

Sponsor: Sarah DePriest (BS04), mother

Jacob Kendrick

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2022

Future Plans: Jacob hopes to become a Transportation Mechanical Engineer

Favorite quote? Socrates: "So when the rhetorician is more persuasive than the doctor, it is a case of the ignorant being more persuasive than the expert in the company of the ignorant." -- Plato, from his Socratic Dialogue, The Gorgias

Sponsor: Lonnie (BBA86) and Melissa (BS86) Kendrick, parents

Alexa Cooley

Expected Date of Graduation: December 2020

Future Plans: Alexa hopes to work in Public Service, doing political communications within the Federal Government

Why did Alexa choose Eastern? I chose EMU because of the Honors College. They offer the well-rounded small school experience with all the benefits of a large campus. As a result of being an Honors student I've traveled to Washington DC to conduct research, embarked on many educational travel courses, and have access to the resources and support that I need to succeed. EMU makes a fantastic education affordable for all and provides opportunity to countless students. EMU's diverse and dynamic community makes this school a wonderful place to grow and learn. I know for a fact I wouldn't be afforded the same opportunities at another institution, and I'm proud to be a member of the Eastern community. 

Sponsor: Kyle Cooley (BS86), father

Christopher McLane

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2022

Future Plans: Christopher hopes to become a software engineer.

Favorite quote? "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

Sponsor: Angelique McLane (State Secondary Provisional Certificate), mother

Kassandra Tanana

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2024

Future Plans: Kassandra hopes to be an occupational therapist.

Why did Kassandra choose Eastern? My mom fell in love with Eastern when she went here & so she inspired me to apply. Once I took a tour, I knew that EMU had everything I could've wanted in a campus; good scenery, caring professors, & a diverse community. 

Sponsor: Sandra Linsner (BS97), mother

Parker Gregg 

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2024

Future Plans: Parker is undecided on his future plans.

Why did Parker choose Eastern? I chose to continue my education at EMU for multiple different reasons. I felt like they appreciated the hard work I put in during my last four years of high school more than other colleges, and made that very clear by offering me larger scholarships for that hard work. I also saw Eastern as a place that would help to facilitate the most growth from me as a person. It's a place where people from lots of different backgrounds are brought together, and diversity like that will always foster a deeper learning experience than what's in the lesson plan. 

Sponsor: Randall Gregg (BS98), father

Jessica Moore

Expected Date of Graduation: December 2020

Future Plans: Jessica hopes to be a Physician Assistant.

Favorite quote? "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

Sponsor: David Moore (BS16), father

Chelsea DeVolder

Expected Date of Graduation: April 2024

Future Plans: Chelsea hopes to pursue Elementary Education with a mathematics specialization.

Why did Chelsea choose Eastern? I chose EMU to further my education because the moment I stepped onto campus it felt like home. Everyone was so welcoming and willing to help. Also, the College of Education is one of the best in the nation. So why would one want to go anywhere but the best. 

Sponsor: Heidi DeVolder (BSN98), mother