Butler honors students with Hubbard Award scholarships

Winner and three finalists awarded Butler’s highest distinction

Brett Moriarty of Cheney, Wa. was honored with Butler Community College’s most prestigious scholarship, the Hubbard Award of Excellence, at Butler’s 85th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Three other finalists were also honored.

The Hubbard Award of Excellence applicants excel in all aspects of their college education.  They represent the very best of Butler both academically and in the community and exemplify superior performance and involvement.

Moriarty will receive a $7,000 scholarship ($1,750 per semester for 4 semesters) to study agribusiness and animal science at Texas A&M University. His major at Butler was agribusiness. Each of the three finalists will also receive a one-time $100 award.

“Brett is the type of person who wakes up every morning with a positive attitude, determined to make the most of every opportunity,” said Butler lead ag instructor Elissa Mullinix. “For me, it is exciting to know that inquisitive, intelligent, forward-thinking students like Brett are our future leaders.”

Moriarty said the quality of Butler’s ag program convinced him to choose the college.

“Ultimately, my passion in life is derived from the challenges I face in my path to success,” Moriarty said. “I could not have asked to learn more in my experiences at Butler.”

About the Hubbard Award of Excellence

In 1985, Mr. R.D. Hubbard, an alumnus of Butler Community College, and his wife Joan Dale, dedicated a scholarship fund to recognize and encourage excellence at Butler. Both R.D. and Joan Dale are Kansas natives and were teachers in Kansas where they maintain strong ties. Their Foundation has adopted an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy that reflects the spirit of these two extraordinary people. Today their primary business interests include a wide range of investments such as land, casinos, and racehorses.

The 2012 Hubbard Finalists:

Emily Jackson from Waco, Texas majored in agriculture while at Butler. Jackson will attend Texas Tech University. There, she will be pursuing a dual major of animal science and political science.

Paige Wallace from El Dorado majored in agriculture while attending Butler. Wallace will attend Oklahoma State University and major in agriculture.

Jared Wynn from Ashland,Ohio majored in agribusiness while attending Butler. He will attend Kansas State University to study animal science. 

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