Newson Recognized by Alma College
Kim Newson, owner of Alma True Value Hardware, received a plaque of appreciation Saturday, Oct. 23, from Alma College President Saundra Tracy during the college's annual Community Appreciation Day.
Newson, the 2004-2005 Community Fund Drive Chair, coordinated with 26 community volunteers to raise money by October 1, 2004, designated for the ALMA FUND, special programs, departments, endowment growth, and/or building campaigns. Last academic year, the generosity of local friends, businesses, alumni, parents, and churches resulted in gifts totaling $1,259,418 to the College.
Alma's scholarship and financial aid program is helping 127 local students attend Alma Fall Term 2004.
Even though rain fell steadily throughout the day, the appreciation picnic conducted in the Hogan Physical Education Center stayed dry and the Scots took care of Kalamazoo College 38-14 in the football game. The men's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to nationally-ranked Calvin College.
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Posted: Sat, October 23rd, 2004 at 4:36PM