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Endowment gift creates new UTTC scholarship
17 August 2004

Winifred and James Marvin

A major gift to the United Tribes Technical College Endowment Fund has created a new scholarship and helped affirm a family's connection with its tribal heritage.

      UTTC received a $50,000 gift from the family of the late Winifred and James Marvin, pictured at right, who once lived in McLean County, North Dakota. Over the summer, their children, who reside in California, made the donation creating the James and Winifred Marvin Scholarship Fund.

Family of Winifred and James Marvin

      Having Cherokee ancestors, Mr. Marvin wished to support education for tribal people and strengthen family ties to tribal heritage. His children, pictured at left, from left, Danny W. Marvin, Darlene C. M. Lovell, and Ronald G. Marvin, were honored by the college with traditional gifts of thanks for their family's contribution.

      "We're grateful for the friendship of the Marvin family," said UTTC President David M. Gipp. "Their generosity greatly assists us in serving Indian students and their families." The Marvin scholarship will be presented annually to a UTTC student.


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