(top row, L-R) Conor Branson, Isabella Coffey, Cayden Collings
(bottom row, L-R) Camdyn Considine, Will Sharp, Madison Taylor
The Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship committee recently selected six recipients for the annual scholarship: Conor Branson, Isabella Coffey, Cayden Collings, Camdyn Considine, Will Sharp, and Madison Taylor.
(above, L-R) Lance Gass, Alexa Kimberlin, Delaney Kimberlin, Ashlyn MacDonald, Avery Risinger
Additionally, Lance Gass, Alexa Kimberlin, Delaney Kimberlin, Ashlyn MacDonald and Avery Rsisinger have received a scholarship from a similar fund established by friends and family at the time of Alan’s death. It was established through the New Mexico Restaurant Association (NMRA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alan lived and worked for National Distributor Company, which is associated with NMRA, before working for Boston Beer Company.
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 Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation. Alan’s family, Mike and Carol Fuller and Rachelle Fuller, organized the Big Al Golf Classic for 11 years 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.”