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Baker College of Auburn Hills Student Wins Dianna Addington Community Leadership Scholarship

August 08, 2012


Bob Carpenter, 2012 Dianne Addington Community Leadership Scholarship Awardee
Bob Carpenter, 2012 Dianne Addington Community Leadership Scholarship Awardee

Bob Carpenter, a student at Baker College of Auburn Hills, is the recipient of the 2012 Dianne Addington Community Leadership Scholarship Award. The $2,000 scholarship, funded by Genisys Credit Union, is in honor of their former CEO who retired in 2010. Addington served on many boards in the community throughout her career, including the Baker College of Auburn Hills Board of Regents.

“Bob was chosen, in part, because of his compelling story about how he overcame alcoholism and became an advocate for the elimination of alcoholism and drunk driving,” said Jeff Love, Baker College of Auburn Hills President. “In addition, he is a model student and role model. We are very pleased that he is this year’s Addington Scholarship recipient.”

After watching several friends and family members, including his father, die from alcoholism, Carpenter was compelled to do what he could to help fight this disease. His life changed dramatically in 2005 when he entered the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Since then, Carpenter has dedicated much of his free time to supporting this organization and helping others change their lives in a positive direction.

His passion for helping others led him to enroll in the Human Services Program at Baker College of Auburn Hills. Carpenter is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and plans to graduate in June 2013. He has maintained a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and has earned the President’s List Award several times.

Carpenter resides in Washington, Mich.

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