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The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has donated $100,000 to fund a scholarship in honor of Dorothy Horrell, chair of the Board of Governors, Colorado State University’s governing body.
Horrell, a Holyoke, Colo., native who has three degrees from CSU (B.S. ’73, M.Ed. ’78, Ph.D. ’92), is a past president of the Denver-based Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, which supports arts and culture and leadership in Colorado. The Dorothy Horrell “Making the Best Better” Scholarship will be given annually to a junior or senior in CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.
“Our gratitude goes out to the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for their support of students at Colorado State. We are so pleased to see Dorothy Horrell being honored with a named scholarship endowment,” said Jeff McCubbin, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. “Dorothy is an outstanding supporter of our college and CSU, and the scholarship is a fitting tribute to her many contributions and to her community service. She serves as a role model to future student recipients of this award.”
The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Colorado who participated in 4-H, has a grade point average of 3.2 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours per semester, and has performed community service.
“I’m humbled and honored that the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation would choose to recognize my service to the foundation by establishing a scholarship in my name at my alma mater,” Horrell said. “The foundation focuses on investing in excellence so it’s very fitting that this scholarship will be awarded to high-potential students in the College of Health and Human Sciences who are preparing to dedicate their lives to improving the lives of others.”
Horrell, named chair of the Board of Governors in May 2013, has a distinguished career in higher education spanning nearly three decades, including service as president of the Community Colleges of Colorado and president of Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. She led the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation from 2001-2013.
“We are pleased to honor Dorothy’s many contributions to the Foundation by supporting an organization to which she has such a deep and significant connection,” said Gary Steuer, president and CEO of Bonfils-Stanton.