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Three BC students awarded Durna Endowed Scholarship

bridgewaterThree Bridgewater College seniors who achieved superior academic standards and good campus citizenship have been selected as recipients of the John W. and Lurene M. Durna Endowed Scholarship, awarded to those who intend to pursue a career in law.

Receiving this year’s Durna scholarship was Joseph Macklin of Newport News, Va., a political science major and the son of Daveda Macklin of Newport News and Joseph Macklin of Petersburg, Va.; Katelyn Nolt, a history major from Manheim, Pa., and the daughter of James and Melissa Nolt of Manheim; and Gabrielle Stiff, a political science major and the daughter of Ronald and Pam Stiff of Newport, Va.

Macklin, Nolt and Stiff received a plaque from Bridgewater President David W. Bushman, and will be recognized with a nameplate on the “Durna Scholar of the Year” plaque in the College’s Kline Campus Center.

The scholarship memorializes the affection that John W. Durna (Class of 1939) and Lurene M. Hartman Durna (Class of 1940) had for their alma mater. The scholarship is limited to full-time students and is awarded for one year.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,850 undergraduate students.