The University of Michigan Alumni Club of Ft. Wayne board of directors is pleased to announce two new scholarship winners in 2023. Both awards were funded through the generosity of Joanie Fackler Gerberding’s university endowment fund. The following provides some background information on our two recipients, both of whom have enrolled for the upcoming fall term.
Name Miss Curry Jackson Miss Sofia Vazquez
High school Concordia Bishop Dwenger
UM School enrolled Music, Theater, Dance LSA
Scholarship amount $22,500 / year $22,500 / year
Some extracurriculars Drama thespian Spanish Club
National Honor Society National Honor Society
Peer Minister Keys Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Gymnastics
Student Council Student Council
Ms. Vazquez said, ‘ Since a visit to A2 while in middle school , UM has been my top college choice . It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to attend this prestigious university . I hope to ultimately attend law school to become an immigration or civil rights lawyer. ‘
Ms. Jackson said, ‘ I will pursue a career in commercial dance choreography to share my love and enthusiasm for the arts and creative expression . This award will help tremendously with out-of- state tuition! The UM degree and alumni network will open doors for me .’
Please review our website for background on each of the scholarship funds the club administers on behalf of the following donors in honorarium and the UM Office of Financial Aid .
Joanie Fackler Gerberding (in honor of her deceased husband Don Fackler)
Garet and Carolyn Crosby (in honor of their deceased parents Louis and Margaret)
Mary Menge Scrogham (in honor of her deceased husband Richard)
Local UM club account #321250 ( funded by your contributions )
Please consider a donation now to any of these funds as we will need such funds to provide scholarships for the next several years since these large Fackler fund awards are offered once every 4 years.
We are also pleased to announce Ms. Reganne Ackmann as a 2023 honorarium recipient.