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May 31, 2016

Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Eight MHS Graduates

(Top row, L-R) Emily Bowling, Luke Collings, Carly Lowry, Kaylee Nottmeyer
(Bottom row, L-R) Kristen Doty, Bailey Kull, Blake Raboin, Cristian Sweeney

The Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship committee recently selected eight recipients for the annual scholarship: Emily Bowling, Luke Collings, Kristen Doty, Bailey Kull, Carly Lowry, Kaylee Nottmeyer, Blake Raboin and Cristian Sweeney. A total of $4,000 was awarded.

Additionally, Jackson Ustler and Kelsey Farmer received a scholarship from a similar fund established by National Distributor in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alan Fuller lived and worked in Albuquerque for seven years and one of the companies he worked for was National Distributor. The company’s CEO, Caryl Cochran, started the Albuquerque fund at the time of Alan’s death.

Jacob Ulster (left) and Kelsey Farmer (right) are recipients of a scholarship created in Alan’s memory by his colleagues from National Distributor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Alan Fuller who was killed in a single-car accident in 2004 and is one of several scholarship funds managed by Mattoon Area Community Foundation. Alan’s family, Mike and Carol Fuller and Rachelle Fuller, organize the Big Al Golf Classic each year to raise money for the scholarship fund. According to Carol Fuller, “It was very important to our family to find a way to memorialize our son after his death. At the same time, we really enjoy giving the money away through scholarships during our lifetimes. It is even better that it will keep on going after we are gone. We love the legacy we will leave behind in memory of our son.”

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