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Friendship Scholarship Foundation
Elizabeth Boonstra McFadden
UC Davis Veterinary Class of 1982
Robert & Janet Sondag Bradford
Jeff, Karen, Emily & Nathan Baladad
R Bruce Miller
Dalvir & Kamaljit Chahal
Adam & Mary Sacchetti
Steven, Beverly & Mark Rowan
Gerry & Doris Peterson Family
Krishna, Suma, Vikas & Ramesh Thondapu
The Student Body Council of Our Lady of Mercy School
Gerald W Corman
Christine, James, Nancy, Judd, Yvette & Jason Bittis
Beaver Creek Farm & Rodney Dill
Mike & Sue Rager
Lidia C Sanseau
Gus & Teresa Scoto
Jim & Patty Willis Gabel
Bobby & Tina Olivarez Nelson
Valley Animal Hospital
Thanh Thi Nhu Tran
Creed, Ellen & Spencer Rowan
Juan Valdez, Jr
In Loving Memory of Susie Rossi
Rick, Becky & Alex De Busk
In Loving Memory of Ramesh Garisa
Mary Ellen Easby
Stillbow Ranch Duck Club
Doris & Lou Gonella
Me n Ed’s Pizza
Richard W Allinson
Robert & Kim Rogina
Rick & Tami Davidson
Daniel M Franey
David & Holly Zacharias
Santa Fe Pet Hospital
EJ Almo & Madeleine Lorenzi
Skip & Michelle George
Christine B McFadden
Kurt & Catherine McFadden Huffmaster Family
Lexie Endo Ng & Janelle, Cayla & Dina Kityama
Jon & Brenda Wolfson
James, Sabra, Samantha, Sabrina, Lexi & Tori Abbate
Jim & Marcie Correa
Vernon & Camille Haraburda Williams
Linda Tatum & Robert Davis
Glenn & Virginia Walters
Curt & Ruth Peterson
Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews
Hanimireddy & Vijaya Lakireddy
In Loving Memory of Jeanette Corman
Bettylou George and Family
Dario & Jo Giampaoli
The Zajac Family
Robert & LaDeane Parker
Don & Sharon Dooley
Bobby M Hoang
Robert & Linda Olzack
I Believe In YOU!
Coby Ann La Mattina
Elmo M Giampaoli
Mike & Patty Keennon
Senator Jeff Denham & family
Kathleen M Crookham
Don & Joan Brammer
In Loving Memory of Mary Lohman
Takeshi & Takako Endo
Tom & Sherry Hawker
Clifford & Alice Spendlove
Fred & Peggie Reeves
Merced Downtown Rotary
Sherrie Spendlove Gallo
Matt & Erin Willis
Paul & Heidi Raggio Family
WalMart Merced 2039
Jerald & Elizabeth Young
Wendy Fister & Katelyn Tassey
Darren & Nick Pouncey
On May 13, 2006 the MSSM Friendship Scholarship Foundation, celebrated with friends, family, and the University of California, Merced in the dedication of the McFadden-Willis Reading Room.
This room is a contemplative reading room one story higher than the rest of the library, with windows that spill light out over the campus and valley at night. It bears a portrait of the four children whose lives inspired the Friendship Scholarships, and a gorgeous carved crystal plaque honoring all donors to the Foundation. Dedicated in memory of Melanie, Stanley, Stuart, and Michelle, this room will help our community remember the gifts that these children were to those around them.
The McFadden-Willis Reading Room would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors. Our sincere appreciation goes out to:
I am the dust in the sunlight, I am the ball of the sun,
To the dust I say: Remain. And to the sun: Roll on.
I am the mist of morning, I am the breath of evening.
I am the rustling of the grove, the surging wave of the sea.
I am the mast, the rudder, the steersman and the ship.
I am the coral reef on which it founders.
I am the tree of life and the parrot in its branches,
Silence, thought, tongue and voice.
I am the breath of the flute, the spirit of man,
I am the spark in the stone, the gleam of gold in the metal,
The candle and the moth fluttering round it,
The rose and the nightingale drunk with its fragrance.
I am the chain of being, the circle of the spheres,
The scale of creation, the rise and the fall.
I am what is and is not. I am - O Thou who knowest,
Jelaleddin, oh, say it - I am the soul in all.
My sincere and heart-felt appreciation to all,
Christine B. McFadden, DVM
Friendship Day is hosted by the Student Alumni Association in honor of the McFadden family to spread awareness about the MSSM Scholarship Foundation. The Student Alumni Association is highlighting the importance of friendship because SAA recognizes the friendships fostered at
UC Merced will help carry forward in one’s life and career. Since students are away from their families, they depend on their friends through their college journey. As a result of this day, we hope to bring a better understanding to students about the history behind the MSSM Friendship Scholarship, Friendship Day, and the Friendship Cookie that unites all Bobcats.
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