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Alumni Association organizes Green and White Classic

Published 9/25/17

Dustin Teenor

TNE Writer

Amongst the spirit and excitement of homecoming, the NSU Alumni Association, alongside Cherokee Nation and Liberty Mutual, is presents the Green and White Classic. The golf tournament connects alumni and raises funds for student scholarships.

“This is opportunity to reconnect with old classmates, friends and make new ones as well,” said Daniel Johnson, director of Alumni Services. “We also do events like this to let alumni know about the great things happening on NSU’s campus.”

Every year NSU alumni meet at Cherokee Springs Golf Course to play a round golf, enjoy food and beverages and meet other alumni. This year’s tournament is a six-person scramble with an interesting twist to win the grand prize. Each team will have an opportunity to win the prize during a drawing after the tournament is over. The teams with the lowest scores will get more entries into the drawings and teams with higher scores will get fewer entries. Also, teams will have the opportunity to support the Alumni Legacy Scholarship by purchasing a gimme string to lower their final score.

“This scholarship has shown me how important it is to give back to NSU students after I graduate,” said Taryn Gray, 2015 Alumni Legacy Scholarship recipient. “The current alumni have set standards for us, and I strive to do the same for the future students. I cannot fully express how beyond thankful I am to have received this scholarship. It has opened so many doors for my future and given me so much pride to be a RiverHawk.”

All the donations from the tournament will go to the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship has been given to students since 1998. A committee annually selects an incoming first-time freshman who meets the scholarship’s qualifications. Applicants must be a high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale. All students who meet this standard will be considered for the scholarship, but students who have parents active in the Alumni Association will have preference in the consideration process. The recipients of the scholarship will receive $1,500 each year, and it is renewable up to four years, assuming the student maintains the academic requirements and services.

“Receiving the legacy scholarship means a lot to me,” said Sunny Bennett, 2016 Alumni Legacy Scholarship recipient. “I know that through this scholarship, I am not only connected to my family line at NSU, but I also get to create its future. The legacy scholarship also means that the Alumni Association believes in me and that encouragement means the world.”

The fee is $75 for Alumni Association members and $90 for nonmembers. Participants in the event receive a complementary lunch and beverages, as well as a commemorative NSU gift.

Registration is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at Cherokee Springs Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 29. The event has sold out every year.

For more information or to donate to the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, call Alumni Services at 918-458-2143.

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