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Giving Back - July 2017

by Stacy Wise | Jul 24, 2017

Great Start Scholarships

Brittany Murphy and Spencer Theobald have been awarded the first MidAmerica National Bank Great Start Scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. These scholarships were created to help local students get a “great start” on their education.
Brittany Murphy, the daughter of Jay and Jennifer Murphy, is going to be a sophomore at Illinois Wesleyan University this fall. She is planning to major in Psychology and minor in Exercise Science with a goal of becoming a physical therapist. During her freshman year of college, Brittany played softball, served as a volunteer tutor, and participated in several fundraising events. One of her goals is to visit Honduras in the summer of 2018. This is a trip offered to IWU students where they gain experience providing healthcare to Honduras locals. Brittany says that this scholarship is important to her because it will help with paying tuition and minimizing debt.
Spencer Theobald, son of Brandon and Janel Theobald, will be starting his freshman year at John Brown University this fall. He is planning to study Digital Cinema with a minor in business. After college, Spencer plans to continue making videos, with a possible focus in advertising. At the age of 16, Spencer started his own business, Intelligent Design Media. IDM specializes in aerial photography, videography, and wedding media. Beyond running his own business, Spencer participated in many activities during high school including: football, soccer, student council, Science Olympiad, and cross-country. Spencer said this scholarship will help him reach his goal of graduating from college without student loans.
Brittany and Spencer were each presented with $500 scholarships that will be applied to their college tuition.

Great Start Scholarship Winner Spencer Theobald

Great Start Scholarship Winner Brittany Murphy

Donation to Dolores Kator Switzer Women's Center

MNB has pledged an additional $10,000 for a total of $20,000 to the Dolores Kator Switzer Women’s Center (DKSWC) at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. We're proud to be recognized as an “Ambassador” in the MDH Business Honor Roll giving club.

Donation to Dolores Kator Switzer Women's Center

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