Alumni Celebrate Parents with Scholarhsip

Steve McDowell (BA 82) and Andrew Reesor-McDowell (BA 76) established a scholarship endowment in for a Master of Theological Studies student in honour of their parents.  Emerson (1918-1976) and Elsie (Ramer) McDowell (1923-2018) served in various ministry and pastoral settings over their lives in Ontario. 

Elsie enjoyed serving on the Women’s Inter-Church Council for six years in the late 1970s, working on the Women’s World Day of Prayer Committee. Emerson developed camp programs at Fraser Lake Camp and Willowgrove Day Camp, served on several Mennonite boards and committees. 

The scholarship is for strong students who are interested in pursuing ministry. The first recipient is Zachary Stefaniuk. “It is gratifying when donors can honour the legacy of their parents by offering tangible support to students in our programs,” noted Director of Advancement, Fred W. Martin.