The Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund, in conjunction with Gateway Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Carthage College, will celebrate new opportunities for access and affordability in higher education in Kenosha.
Those include three new scholarships to help students of color obtain a college degree and shape their careers and futures.
Who: Speakers will include Timothy T. Mahone, Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund; Dr. Bryan Albrecht, Gateway Technical College; Dr. Debbie Ford, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Dr. Gregory Woodward, Carthage College
When: 11:30 a.m., April 1. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., announcement and short program at noon. Light lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Gateway Technical College, 3520-30th Ave. Center for Bioscience and Information Technology
Details: Carthage students Morgan Diaz (vocals) and John Kryl (guitar) will open the event by performing “De colores” – which translates roughly into “All in Colors” – in Spanish and English to represent the combining of forces to provide higher education access to all.
There will be media availability directly following the event.
About Gateway Technical College: Gateway Technical College collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the changing needs of students, employers and communities.
About University of Wisconsin-Parkside: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1968 to better serve the needs of a growing population in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois, UW-Parkside offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and serves as an academic and cultural resource. The campus is located at 900 Wood Road in Somers.
About Carthage College: Established in 1847, Carthage is a college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Situated on the Lake Michigan in Kenosha, the College enrolls 2,500 undergraduate students.
About Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone F. Fund: The Mary Lou and Arthur F Mahone Fund was created in 1998 to honor and perpetuate Mary Lou and Arthur’s (their) legacy of service and commitment to the Kenosha community. The mission of the Mahone Fund is to promote educational and career opportunities for students in need and to support healthy lifestyle initiatives which reduce overall healthcare disparities among the Black population and the community at large.