5/16/2013 8:25:00 PM Dollins Named Chancellor
Hans Brisch Scholar
Garrett Dollins named as a Chancellor Scholar for the 2013- 2013 academic year during the April 18 Regents of Higher Education Board Meeting. Pictured (l to r): Chancellor Glen J. Johnson, Dollins and Regent Marlin “Ike” Glass Jr.
Outstanding leadership, civic involvement and academic talent has earned a Perkins-Tryon high school senior a scholarship named in honor of one of Oklahoma's former higher education chancellors.
Garrett Dollins of Perkins-Tryon High School, along with Julia Benbrook, Woodward High School; Taylor Kennedy, Lawton MacArthur High School; and Micah Workman, Tushka High School, will each receive a $2,000 award through the Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship program. Recipients are academically talented high school seniors with outstanding leadership ability and a commitment to the enhancement of their community. Community commitment is demonstrated through the students' involvement in high school and/or community programs or projects.
The Chancellor's Scholars Program, created in 1990 with private funds, was renamed in 2006 to honor Brisch, who served as chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education for 15 years. Brisch retired in 2003 and passed away in February 2006.
"Congratulations to each of these students for the remarkable difference they make in the lives of others by consistently giving back to their communities while excelling academically," said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. "The Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program consists of an elite group of young Oklahoma leaders. These students will bring a vibrant, energetic presence to our campuses, adding to the intellectual environment that fosters student success."
In the 20 years since its inception, the Chancellor's Scholars Program has provided scholarships for 88 deserving students. Private gifts, including professional honoraria from the current and past chancellors, support the program, which honors not only Brisch but the office of the chancellor and all individuals who serve Oklahoma in that position.