Top Row, L-R: Annabelle Becker, Caleb Coleman, Kyla Doty, Jacob Ghere, Maia Huddleston, Morgan Otto
Bottom Row, L-R: Tucker Overton, Derek Owens, Morgan Rankins, Gunner Runyon, Zachary Smith, Jacob Uphoff
The Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship committee recently selected twelve recipients for the annual scholarship: Annabelle Becker, Caleb Coleman, Kyla Doty, Jacob Ghere, Maia Huddleston, Morgan Otto, Tucker Overton, Derek Owens, Morgan Rankins, Gunner Runyon, Zachary Smith and Jacob Uphoff.
Top Row, L-R: Abigail Allen, Travis Bailey, Melody Butler
Bottom Row, L-R: Chyna Edwards, Eden Miller, Jacob Spitz
Additionally, Abigail Allen, Travis Bailey, Melody Butler, Chyna Edwards, Eden Miller and Jacob Spitz 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.”