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February 3, 2000

Bradford scholarship set up

The Bradford campus plans to establish a scholarship in honor of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Blaisdell to benefit adult non-traditional students. Blais-dell was Bradford's first director of continuing education.

The Elizabeth B. Blaisdell Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to part-time or full-time adult students enrolled in either a degree program or a new certificate program.

The goal for the scholarship is $25,000, says Pitt-Bradford Advisory Board member Jim Guelfi, who was a friend of Blaisdell's and is the community co-chair of the campaign.

Guelfi is part of a group of alumni, faculty, staff and members of the Bradford community who had been working with Blaisdell to establish the endowed scholarship fund prior to her recent death.

Blaisdell helped to develop and enhance Bradford's continuing education program and helped to form the Non-Traditional Student Association.

Additionally, she served as commencement coordinator, registrar and adviser. Although she retired in 1990, she remained an active member of the campus community through the Friends of Hanley Library group. She was a charter member and founding president of its board.

Donations can be made by contacting Bradford's Office of Institutional Advancement.

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