UE announces John MacCauley Memorial Scholarship for Veterans

John MacCauley, Jr. at a Purple Aces game in 2012. (Courtesy: evansville.edu)
John MacCauley, Jr. at a Purple Aces game in 2012. (Courtesy: evansville.edu)

The University of Evansville has created a new scholarship for military veterans in memory of beloved Purple Aces announcer and 1974 graduate John MacCauley, Jr.

Established by MacCauley's friends and fellow veterans, the John MacCauley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans will give financial support to post-9/11 veterans in all branches of the military who attend the University of Evansville. The scholarship will support UE's contributions to the Yellow Ribbon program, which offers free tuition to qualifying post-9/11 military veterans.

In August 2012, MacCauley, a Marine Corps veteran, died of a heart attack before he could fulfill his longtime goal of establishing a scholarship for veterans. After his death, his close friends Guy and Linda Banta, Dave and Julie Binnix, David and Lauren Jones, Herschel and Marian Purdue, and Bob and Mary Tiemann joined together to make his dream a reality.

On a recent UE alumni cruise to Alaska, Mary MacCauley, John's widow, was surprised with a plaque commemorating the scholarship. John had planned the cruise before his death as he was also a travel agent and planned many UE-related trips.

To contribute to the scholarship fund, visit www.evansville.edu/give (in the drop-down menu, select John MacCauley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Veterans), or mail your gift to Catherine Renner, assistant director of gift planning and capital support, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47722.

For more information, contact Catherine Renner at 812-488-2519.

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