Scholarship established in honor of Janice Hadfield
The LIVE Doane Scholarship fund, was created to help undergraduate students in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Doane University, Lincoln campus.
The scholarship is in honor and memory of Janice Hadfield, the former dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, who led Doane’s Lincoln campus for 26 years. Janice passed away on July 29, 2016.
“Since she’s started with us she has been the advocate for students,” said Kerry Fina, student adviser for the Master of Arts in Management program. “She has a care for students that is unmatched.”
The Lincoln campus staff described Janice as a believer, a builder, a friend, a colleague and a mentor.
“She’s an absolutely amazing woman,” Services Coordinator Angie Klasek said. “She epitomizes what Doane is about in terms of service, creativity and leadership.”
Undergraduate students at Doane’s Lincoln campus have not had scholarships available to them in the past.
“We’ve seen more and more need for funding,” Fina said. “We have a population that includes single moms and single dads--people of all kinds. So we’ve seen people that are really talented that could use a boost.”
Graduating seniors had the first opportunity to contribute to the newly established scholarship fund and it already has $1,000, enough to award two $500 scholarships for the coming academic year.
The Doane community would like to be able to award the scholarship to more students next year.
To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above. They should also exemplify the mission of LIVE Doane, showing a commitment to engage as leaders in and out of the classroom, demonstrating an interest in intellectual inquiry, holding strong ethical values and illustrating their potential for engagement as a student and in their future career path.
Every donation to the scholarship fund counts and will positively impact students.
“We’re hoping this is the beginning of many (scholarships) down the road,” Klasek said.