TU business student receives McGowan Charitable Fund scholarship

Catonsville resident receives award for tuition support

TOWSON, Md. (April 30, 2007)—Samuel T. Vidmar, of Catonsville, Md., was recently presented with the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund scholar award. Starting fall 2007, the scholarship will cover Vidmar’s in-state tuition cost throughout his entire senior year.

In addition to receiving recognition as a McGowan Scholar, Vidmar, a junior marketing student at Towson University, was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. An honor’s student, he holds a 3.84 GPA.

“Sam is an extremely hard-working student,” William Smith, faculty advisor of the TU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma and professor of management, said. “He's very bright, understands challenging concepts and can apply them to practical business examples.”

This is TU’s seventh year of inclusion in the prestigious McGowan Scholars Program, which recognizes the academic achievements and excellence of students pursuing a degree offered by an accredited business school. The award is designed to honor and encourage leadership ability, interpersonal skills, and a significant involvement in academic, campus and community activities. It also recognizes excellence of character, a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial potential.

“It feels good to receive this award, it builds my confidence,” Vidmar says. “Towson is a great school, especially to study business.

“This award will help me finish my degree. It’s really nice to gain this kind of recognition.”




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