Grateful Alumna Funds Scholarship in Her Estate Plan

Debra Harwood ’75

A retired national bank examiner, Debra Harwood ’75 didn’t exactly use the bachelor of arts in home economics degree she earned at Central Michigan University. But she credits her education at CMU with her success on her final career path—which is why she is establishing a scholarship through her estate for a CMU student from her high school.

“A college degree tells the world that you have worked hard to succeed, and that translates into success in whatever career path one pursues,” she said. “Education can never be taken away and is so vitally important to success in the twenty-first century.

“I’m excited that someone from the Tawas Area High School will be the recipient of my scholarship,” she said. “I took a lot with me when I left CMU in 1975, and through my scholarship, hopefully I’ll be able to give back more than I took.”




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