SUNY New Paltz Scholarship Honors Baggerman Family
NEW PALTZ -- The Baggerman Family Scholarship Fund, memorializing the lives of William and Susanna Baggerman, parents of William Jr. and Susan M. Baggerman, has been established at the State University of New York at New Paltz. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time this fall. The deadline for application is March 18, 2000.
Susan M. Baggerman, the donor of the scholarship, received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from SUNY New Paltz in 1957. She completed her certificate of advanced study in educational administration and supervision at New Paltz in 1972. Susan was an elementary school teacher for 36 years at the Newbridge Road School in North Bellmore (Nassau County), NY.
SUNY New Paltz vice president for advancement, Richard S. Podgorski, thanked Ms. Baggerman for her generosity toward the campus. "It is very fitting that a lifelong teacher like Susan is reaching out to help the young teachers who will follow her footsteps into the classroom," Podgorski noted. "It is all the more meaningful in that she has established this scholarship as a memorial to her own parents. The campus is very grateful for her thoughtful generosity."
To be eligible for the Baggerman Family Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements: a) Be enrolled in the SUNY New Paltz elementary education program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. b) Have an 85 or higher grade point average as an entering freshman or a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher if a returning, transfer or graduate student. c) First preference will be given to students who have attended either North Bellmore (New York) Public Schools or Pine Bush (New York) Public Schools. Documentation of applicant's attendance will be requested.
Recipients are selected annually during the spring semester by the campus Scholarship Committee and the award shall be applied to the following fall and spring semester's tuition. Students are allowed and encouraged to apply for and receive other scholarships in addition to the Baggerman Family Scholarship.
Application forms are available at the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, Haggerty Administration Building 501, 75 S. Mannheim Blvd., New Paltz, NY 12561. Deadline for submitting an application is March 18, 2000. For more information about the Baggerman Family Scholarship Fund, please contact the SUNY New Paltz Foundation office at (845) 257-3240.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.