Donovan Spann
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  • Wallingford, KY

Donovan Spann could be eligible for tuition-free semester at Union College

2013 Jan 18

Donovan Lee Spann of Wallingford, a freshman at Union College, is eligible for a tuition-free final semester, thanks to President Marcia Hawkins. As part of the "Inaugural Class," Spann is now part of a program geared at keeping students enrolled at Union.

To receive the award, there are certain stipulations Spann must meet. In addition to maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, Spann must also graduate in four years and maintain full-time status during all eight semesters; participate in at least one extracurricular activity; attend all "Inaugural Class" events; and serve at least 75 hours of community service. Students who earn between 3.0 and 3.49 GPAs will have 75 percent of their tuition paid, while students who earn between 2.5 and 2.9 GPAs will have a 50 percent tuition waiver.

"It's all about student success," Hawkins said. "Our mission is tied directly to the levels of achievement our students reach."

Hawkins presented the proposal to Spann and other freshmen at a Christmas gathering at the end of the fall semester.