Nyack/ATS President Dr. Michael G. Scales, Nyack Assistant Treasurer Dona
Schepens, Assistant Vice President of the M&T Bank Commercial Lending Group
Jennifer Kooney, Rockland campus scholarship recipient Suzette Smith, Regional
President M&T Bank Paula Mandell, and Administrative Vice President and
Group Manager of M&T Bank, Ira Brown.
Officials from M&T Bank recently visited Nyack College
to present its 2006 scholarships. Two sophomores, Suzette Smith, of the
Rockland County campus and Elaine Leung, from the Manhattan campus, were
awarded $500 each.
Since 2004, M&T Bank has donated a total of $15,000 to
Nyack College, establishing the M&T Bank Minority Scholarship Endowment
Fund. Along with their $1,000 gift this year, M&T Bank continues to grow
the endowed M&T Scholarship Fund to benefit future Nyack students who have
a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated leadership qualities. An
endowment of $25,000 is M&T’s goal, in addition to the annual financial
award for students until the earnings from the endowment fund the scholarships.
The move to establish the endowment is a demonstration of M&T Bank’s
commitment to invest in students with promise. This principle aligns with the
college’s core value to be intentionally diverse—providing educational access
and support to motivated students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
M&T Bank officials, Paula Mandell, Regional
President; Ira Brown, Administrative Vice President and Commercial
Lending Group Manager and Jennifer Kooney, Assistant Vice President in
M&T’s Commercial Lending Group, were joined by Nyack’s new president, Dr.
Michael G. Scales and Assistant Treasurer Dona Schepens to make the
With a long
history of collaborating with educational institutions and community-based
organizations, M&T Bank is among the 20 largest bank holding companies in
the nation. Nyack has enjoyed a relationship with M&T Bank for nearly a