Flint Awards Ed Kurtz Scholarship to Lorie Goodale

July 27, 2009

Officials at Baker College of Flint have announced Lorie Goodale as the recipient of the 2009 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship award. Goodale received a $2,500 scholarship that is awarded to a Baker student who demonstrates academic achievement and either a commitment to community service or a successful balance of work, family and school obligations.

“Lorie’s scholastic achievement, community service involvement and successful balance of family, work and school obligations made her the ideal candidate for this year’s award,” said Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College of Flint president.

Goodale, a full-time student at Baker College of Flint, expects to graduate in spring 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Married with four children, she works more than 40 hours a week at various part-time jobs in order to support her family. Jobs include boarding horses, substitute teaching and tutoring algebra. She also volunteers as a 4H leader at an equestrian club and is an active member of the Genesee County Horse Leaders Association. She has been teaching children how to handle and care for horses for 15 years.

Goodale, a Flushing resident, currently carries a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

Baker College established this scholarship in 2004 in honor of Ed Kurtz, retired president and CEO of Baker College. Kurtz, a dynamic leader whose vocabulary does not include the word “impossible,” also exhibited extraordinary service to his neighbors, friends and community throughout his 34 years at Baker College. The Ed Kurtz Scholarship fund honors the efforts of Baker students who exemplify Ed’s leadership style and who serve their communities as leaders and volunteers or balance work and family obligations.

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