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Three students awarded Freedom Scholarship

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Three UCM students were awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship for $3,000.

Mariah Woodson, freshman nursing major; Arlanda Brown, senior sociology major; and K’Ron Richardson, sophomore criminal justice major, were awarded the scholarship Jan. 22 at the Freedom Scholarship Dinner in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom.

The guest speaker was UCM alumni Robert Page. Page reflected on his past and the work of King.

Ronnie Rollins, chair of the technology department and emcee of the dinner, said the MLK Freedom Scholarship is important to provide students financial aid.

“This event was wonderful. To see those students be awarded some type of financial assistance is important, because a lot of kids struggle providing their way through college,” Rollins said. “So having an event like this to allow students to offset some of that debt is really important to me.”

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