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Mount Mercy Awards Its First Tammy Mink Scholarship

Mount Mercy Academy is pleased and grateful to announce the establishment of the Tammy Mink Scholarship.  The scholarship is being awarded annually to a deserving graduate to help her achieve success in her future. 

 The Tammy Mink Scholarship, honoring the late Tammy Mink, is being sponsored by her husband Ed Hughes and his parents, Mary and Joe Hughes.  Mink demonstrated a life-long passion for art and was a gifted painter.  The Hughes family hopes that deserving young women with similar interests and backgrounds to Mink will have an easier time achieving their goals.

The Hughes family believes that Mink set an admirable example for others to emulate. Mink achieved her successes despite financial struggles.  Through hard work and dedication, she worked her way through college, earning an Associate Degree from Trocaire College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science.

The recipient of the scholarship will be selected by a panel of three Mount Mercy faculty members, including the members of the school’s art department.  She should have both a strong academic record and an aptitude for art.  The recipient may be pursuing art, but it is not required.   

               The inaugural recipient of the Tammy Mink Scholarship is 2020 graduate Amanda Songin of Springville.  Songin will be continuing her education at Hilbert College in the fall.


"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

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