Page 13

ble to support and give others the life at FAMU. WE LOVE THE ‘HILL’ Nash explained that the Reddick gift has already begun to help him focus more on academics and allowed him to cut back on working more than 35 hours a week while balancing a 15-credit-hour course load. “This (spring) semester has been very challenging for me. But after I took a step out on faith, opportunities began to open up and I learned about this scholarship,” Nash said. “The Reddick Scholarship has helped me out tremendously and has relieved much of my stress. I am grateful.” Also using their $100,000 gift to establish a scholarship endowment are two life members of the FAMU National Alumni Association, John Ward and Arnette Scott Ward. They are enjoying retirement life in Tallahassee and sharing the fruits of their labor with the bright minds being developed at FAMU. “Arnette and I felt in our hearts an obligation to do whatever it was that was needed to assist and give back to Florida A&M University,” John Ward said. “We love the ‘Hill.’ We love FAMU. We are so grateful, so giving back to FAMU is something that had to be done, and we are glad that we are in a position to do that.” The Wards both earned bachelor’s degrees from FAMU. Arnette received certification from the Educational Management Program at Harvard University and worked as a dean and provost, as well as served as founding president emeritus of the Chandler/Gilbert Community College. John worked as a management executive with Motorola Inc. The two earned master’s degrees from Arizona State University.4

AN EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE John Ward and Arnette Scott-Ward’s endowment gift served as an opportunity for them to show the University appreciation for the strong foundation it provided for their successful careers.

A&M MAGAZINE // SUMMER 2017 // 13

Profile for FAMU Communications

Summer 2017 A&M Magazine  

Welcome to the summer edition of the award-winning A&M Magazine. This issue highlights alumni, students, faculty, staff, programs and partne...

Summer 2017 A&M Magazine  

Welcome to the summer edition of the award-winning A&M Magazine. This issue highlights alumni, students, faculty, staff, programs and partne...