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The Antioch College family lost a beloved member late Tuesday evening when Leo Drey ’39 passed away in St. Louis. Leo served as an Antioch College Trustee from 2008 until his passing. His wife, Kay continues to serve as an Honorary Trustee, a role she also assumed in 2008. Leo was a co-op employer, conducted admissions work, and assisted with cultivation and solicitation work at the College. He has served on the Antioch Alumni Association Board and the Glen Helen Advisory Board. He was elected to the Antioch Board of Trustees (1976-1998) and was Board Chair (1982-84).

Roger Millard Husbands died in his home on May 22, 2015, in Yellow Springs, OH, due to complications following lung and pancreatic cancer. He was 74.

Roger was born on August 7, 1940 in Salt Lake City, UT to Munroe and Martha Husbands, and grew up in Needham, MA. He attended Antioch College from 1958-1964, studying mathematics. During college, he married Harriet Odinov, also a student at Antioch.

Antioch College is pleased to announce that Kevin McGruder is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on “Slave Narratives.” The multidisciplinary seminar for faculty members in history, English, and related fields will use the slave narratives—as well as some other assigned secondary reading—to comprehend the lived experience of slaves themselves in the transition from bondage to freedom.

First Class of Recreated Antioch to Graduate, Rep. John Lewis to Deliver Historic Address

WHAT/WHO: President Mark Roosevelt, The Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni will celebrate the commencement ceremony of the graduating class of 2015. Commencement coincides with a multi-class reunion celebration lasting from June 18 through June 21. Media: Please RSVP to Matt Desjardins at mdesjardins@antiochcollege.org.

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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The Horace Mann Fellowship

This is a half-tuition scholarship for up to four consecutive years (15 consecutive quarters) of full-time study that will be automatically awarded to all admitted students entering in the 2015-2016 academic year. It is a merit-based award that considers academic achievement and community service. It is available only to students seeking their first bachelor degree or who have not earned a degree beyond a bachelor.

 

Antioch Opportunity Scholarship

In 2015, all admitted first generation college students will receive the half-tuition Antioch Opportunity Scholarship in addition to the half-tuition Horace Mann Fellowship. It is a merit-based award that considers academic achievement and community service. The Antioch Opportunity Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of 15 consecutive quarters, starting upon initial enrollment.

 

Rebecca Pennell Scholarship

This is a need-based tuition assistance scholarship. Rebecca Mann Pennell was the first woman to be appointed full faculty member at an American college. She was one of the ten founding professors of Antioch College. The Rebecca Pennell Scholarship can be applied to tuition costs, but the amount of the scholarship cannot exceed the total cost of tuition after all other institutional scholarships have been applied. This is an annual scholarship whose yearly value may vary based on demonstrated need.

 

The Arthur E. Morgan Scholarship

A need-based room & board scholarship that can offset up to 95% costs after other scholarship have been applied. Arthur Ernest Morgan was president of Antioch College from 1920-1936. In his time as president, he worked to put Antioch on more stable financial ground, acquired the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and ultimately brought co-op to Antioch based on his strong belief that we best learn by doing. The Arthur E Morgan Scholarship is an annual scholarship whose yearly value may vary based on demonstrated need.

 

LEAF (Leadership and the Environment at Antioch Fellowship)

In 2015, ten LEAF half-tuition LEAF scholarships will be awarded to incoming envrionmental science majors. The LEAF scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is renewable for four consecutive years (or a maximum of fifteen consecutive quarters). The LEAF scholarship will be awarded in addition to the half-tuition Horace Mann Fellowship that each student enrolling in 2015 will receive. A student must remain an environmental science major to continue to receive funding for the 15 quarters, if a new major is declared then the funding will cease.

 

The Olympia Brown Scholarship

Is a merit-based scholarship that is renewable each year as long as the minimum required cumulative grade point average (GPA) is maintained. Olympia Brown was a women’s rights advocate during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; she graduated from Antioch in 1860. Thanks to Brown and other women’s efforts, in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. MORE The Olympia Brown Scholarship is an annual scholarship whose yearly value may vary.

 

The Algo D. Henderson IMPACT Scholars Scholarship

Is a need-based annually renewable scholarship that can offset the remaining cost of tuition, room and board after all other forms of need-based aid have been applied. Algo D. Henderson served as the president of Antioch College from 1936-1947 and helped develop the shared governance model that was adopted by the College. This scholarship is awarded to students admitted from our IMPACT partner schools.

Dear Antioch College community,

Every once in a while you get lucky. I just did.

This week, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt, along with staff and student representatives signed the Real Food Campus Commitment. This student-driven agreement amplifies Antioch’s commitment to improving our nation’s food system to prevent adverse ecological, health and social outcomes.

After half a decade at the helm of Antioch College, President Mark Roosevelt has announced he will step down on December 31, 2015 after fulfilling his five-year contract. Roosevelt shared his plans during a community meeting and via a college-wide email on May 5, along with news that the College had received its largest gift since independence—a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation.

Antioch College announced today that it has received a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation. It is the largest gift the College has received since its 2009 independence from Antioch University, and also the largest single grant the Morgan Family Foundation has ever awarded.

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