Scholarships honor MCC president’s service to community and reflects Benedictine’s commitment to helping students attain an affordable four-year college degree

April 29, 2014

Mesa Community College (MCC) President Shouan Pan, Ph.D.

Mesa, Arizona ~ Benedictine University at Mesa is announcing the Shouan Pan Benedictine Values Award in honor of Mesa Community College (MCC) President Shouan Pan, Ph.D.

Benedictine, who has partnered with MCC to offer other scholarships and an easy transfer process for MCC students, named these new scholarships after Pan because he “embodies the Benedictine values of discipline, stewardship, humility and community,” said Charlie Gregory, Benedictine’s executive vice president.

Pan, MCC president since 2008, has a legacy of giving and leadership.

“The Shouan Pan Benedictine Values Award honors Pan’s legacy by recognizing students who
exemplify the Benedictine values, leadership and a commitment to others as well as the desire to help other students create a legacy as MCC graduates and ultimately, graduates of Benedictine,” Gregory said.

Two recipients of the Shouan Pan Benedictine Values Award will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. To be eligible for the award, applicants are required to have earned an associate degree from MCC with a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA and be an incoming full-time degree-seeking student at Benedictine University at Mesa beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.

Applicants must write an essay on how the MCC experience and the Benedictine values will help guide their careers as Benedictine University at Mesa students and in their future pursuits. The application deadline is June 30, 2014.

For more information on how to apply, visit ben.edu/mesa or call (602) 888-5533.

Benedictine is currently accepting applications for fall 2014 enrollment. Classes begin August 25.

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Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2001-2011 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Education and technology blog edcetera named Benedictine University at Mesa among 10 universities in the nation on the cutting edge of tech for 2013.

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