The 12th Annual Goodwin College Golf Tournament took place on September 13 at Topstone Golf Course in South Windsor, Connecticut. The Goodwin community looks forward to this event every year for sponsors and scholarship recipients to meet on the links. This year, $81,000 was raised for the Goodwin College Foundation to benefit Goodwin students — an increase of more than $10,000 from last year.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and golfers, the money raised during the tournament will provide scholarships for hard-working Goodwin College students. Several of the recipients spoke at the event including Loretta Gagne, a student in Goodwin’s Public Health Administration program.
Gagne balances her college studies with a career as a pediatric LPN, marriage, and caring for her son. “I am very honored to receive this gift,” she said. “Without the help of this scholarship, I would not be able to continue my educational goals.”
Two other golf scholarship recipients, Katelyn David and Dareem Maynard, also spoke at the event and expressed their gratitude for the support they receive from this tournament.
“These students have overcome obstacles and continue to excel at their studies,” Brooke Penders, Vice President of Advancement, said. “This tournament gives them the additional resources they need to finish strong and fulfill their dreams of making a better life for themselves and their families.”
Thank you to all the sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who continue to make this event possible, especially our presenting sponsor, FIP Construction.
For more information about the Goodwin College Foundation, please call 860.291.9934 or visit www.goodwin.edu/giving.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.