May 5, 2017 -- Moore Norman Technology Center Accounting graduate Evelynn Bozeman was awarded the Nancy Liner Accounting Memorial Scholarship today during a Business Professionals of America award ceremony at MNTC. This scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates excellence in the Accounting curriculum.
The Nancy Liner Memorial Scholarship is presented in memory of Nancy Liner, a former MNTC Accounting instructor who, after being diagnosed with cancer, continued to teach and inspire her colleagues and students. Her passion for her students is reflected in the criteria for selecting the scholarship recipient. Before her death in 1987, she requested that MNTC set up the scholarship for accounting students using a portion of her insurance benefit when she passed on.
Bozeman will graduate from MNTC’s Accounting career program May 16 with a Full Charge Bookkeeper diploma. She is an active member of Business Professionals of America and holds the position of vice president. She is also employed part-time with TC Burgin C.P.A., P.C. in Oklahoma City as a bookkeeper and will move into full-time employment with them after graduation.
Sister of the late Nancy Liner and MNTC HIRE Coordinator Becky Wood and Christie Burgin, firm administrator with TC Burgin, presented Bozeman with the scholarship. Burgin is an Oklahoma City Community College regent and sits on the advisory committee for MNTC’s Accounting program.
Accounting Instructor Leslie Pfrehm said, “Evelynn is a true example that motivation and hard work is the path to reaching your goals. She shows initiative, motivation and excellence in her employability skills and accounting curriculum.
“I believe she will be successful in her future career and education pursuits because of her dedication, personality and incredible work ethic.”
To be considered for the scholarship, the nominee must be finishing their last semester of the Accounting Services course at MNTC and plan to enter the field directly from the program, or continue their education in a business-related field. They must actively participate in class and club activities, demonstrate leadership skills and show the willingness and ability to help other students. A committee of business instructors and professionals review the candidates’ nominations and make their selection. The winner’s name is placed on a plaque in the Accounting classroom and the winner receives a check for the amount of the fund's interest and a printed award.