Two WWU students from Hannibal awarded Riedel Scholarship

Two Hannibal residents, Erica Begley and Brian Walsh, were
recipients of $5,000 Riedel scholarships from Missouri
College Fund during their senior year at William Woods University.
Missouri Colleges Funds assists private colleges and
universities in Missouri by working with private donors to secure scholarship
opportunities. Money for the scholarships comes from the
George H. Riedel Private Foundation and is awarded to students who
exhibit high academic achievements.
Recent graduates, Begley earned a degree in art education with
an art minor and a concentration in graphic design, and Walsh earned a criminal
justice/ homeland security and pre-law degree.
At WWU, Begley was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and
helped support the sorority’s cause against domestic violence at the local
CARDV (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence) shelter. She held an
executive office in her sorority as co-new member educator.
Begley also participated in work-study at Fulton Preschool since
her freshman year. She was in the Honors Program, Knowing the Woods Club,
Multicultural Club and Campus Activities Board. In 2010 she received the
“Dedication to the Arts” award during the student art show, and in 2011 she received
an award for “Artistic Growth.”  
Walsh was a member of the criminal justice fraternity, Gamma
Alpha Zeta, at WWU and an active member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity. With
a 3.2 GPA, Walsh helped his fraternity win an award for best grades.   
He has dedicated his time to helping his fraternity raise
money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Last spring Phi Gamma Delta raised more
than $2,000 and won an award for best philanthropy. Walsh also participated in
numerous highway clean-ups to better the environment.