Blackwelder Named McGowan Scholar

SALEM, VA-Andrea Blackwelder has been named as the William G. McGowan Scholar for the 2004-05 academic year. Blackwelder, a business administration major, is a junior from Limon, Colorado. She was selected from eight applicants for the full-tuition scholarship, which was established at Roanoke College by the William C. McGowman Charitable Fund.

The William G. McGowan Scholars Program provides selected colleges and universities with a program to identify an outstanding business student and award him or her with a one-year scholarship. Scholars are chosen on the basis of academic performance, grade point average, a submitted essay, and other criteria.

Roanoke College has participated in the program since 1999, enabling outstanding business students to continue their education and go on to successful careers in business administration.

The McGowan Scholars Program is funded by The McGowan Charitable Fund. Based in Washington, D.C., the fund was established by the late William G. McGowan, founder and chairman of MCI Communications Corporation. The program encourages business education and individual achievement leading to entrepreneurial success and business leadership in the mold of Mr. McGowan.

Blackwelder is a member of the Roanoke College Honors Program; Delta Mu Delta, the national business honors fraternity; and Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Blackwelder of Limon, Colorado.

For additional information, contact the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.