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2015 Scholarship Gala Raises Funds for 105-Year Scholarship Fund

The 5th Annual Scholarship Gala, which raised nearly $140,000 for scholarships for students at Saint Paul College, was held on Friday, December 4, 2015. Over 250 guests enjoyed an evening filled with music, live and silent auctions, and inspiring speeches. Delicious culinary creations were prepared by Saint Paul College’s Culinary Arts students. Many thanks to all who attended this event and contributed to our scholarship fund for students. And special thanks to our generous sponsors of this gala event.

We’re pleased to share this video with you of highlights from the 2015 Friends of Saint Paul College Scholarship Gala

2015 President’s Scholarship Recipients

051415spc0024 for web.jpgThe 2015 President’s Scholarship recipients are Ian Johnson, Quynh Nguyen and Nathan Vasquez (pictured left to right). Established by President Dastmozd in 2013, the President’s Scholarship is awarded each year to Saint Paul College students who have achieved academic excellence, are graduating with an Associate Degree, and transferring to a 4-year college or university. Recipients also demonstrate strong leadership qualities, involvement in extracurricular activities, and resilience to overcome hardships. The 2015 recipients graduated with High Distinction as members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and all will attend the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering in fall.

Saint Paul College Honors 2015 Wall of Fame Recipients

Mayor Coleman and Curt Southward.jpgOn April 16, 2015, nearly 200 friends and supporters of Saint Paul College gathered to celebrate the 2015 Wall of Fame Recognition event, honoring an alumnus and a community partner who have each made outstanding contributions to the success of the College. The award recipients were Mayor Chris Coleman, Community Partner of the Year, and Curt Southward, ’74, Alumnus of the Year. Guests enjoyed appetizers prepared by second semester culinary arts students and Chef Marcy Alfonsi.

As an owner and vice-president of Hunt Electric Corporation in Saint Paul, Southward has supported the College as a volunteer, charitable donor and employer of our students. Mayor Chris Coleman has been an enthusiastic advocate of Saint Paul College, actively promoting collaborations between the City of Saint Paul, the College, Saint Paul Public Schools and numerous community organizations.

The 2016 Wall of Fame Recognition Event will be held on Thursday April 21, 2016. For nominations and sponsorship information, contact Kate Heider at 651.846.1469 or

View highlights of the 2015 Saint Paul College Wall of Fame event


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