UNI Hosts Virtual Reception for Scholars
2020 Scholarship Recipients Recognized
On October 6, 2020, Bright Scholars at the University of Northern Iowa gathered virtually with representatives from the Bright Foundation and UNI to recognize seniors and welcome the 2020 cohort.
UNI President Mark Nook shared some words of inspiration followed by Bright Foundation Board President Tom Press who shared additional words of encouragement. Video messages from current scholars Hailey Huggins and Mackenzie Wisneski were played. Meredith Dohmen, Bright Foundation Executive Director, recognized the newest recipients, including:
- Baylee Anderson
- Alex Crimmins
- Tyler Finders
- Madison Irish-Gorvin
- Cody Ploog
- Karina Rivera-Andrade
Bright Scholars T‑shirts were distributed to all scholars in advance of the reception along with medallions and story books for the new recipients. While the group could not gather in person, the virtual format provided a welcome opportunity to connect Bright Scholars, UNI staff, and the Bright Foundation.