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By Amanda Petrucelli

Record numbers of attendees brought in more than $40,000 Friday night, Nov. 6, 2015, to the third-annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner. All proceeds go directly to fund student scholarships at Ancilla College.

Ancilla College would like to thank the community and our sponsors for their generous gifts and participation in an event that changes lives. A special thank you to the 17 students who volunteered their time Friday to talk with our sponsors. To hear student speeches from Mewsette Cartwright (:27) and Dakota Robertson, (4:15) click their names.

Congratulations to hear President Dr. Ken Zirkle’s college update and thank you and our award winners: John Chandler (at 15:45) and Randy Danielson. Please click their names to hear their acceptance speeches.

If you’d like to hear the Why I Give video, click here.

Click here to read the night’s program, award-winner biographies and a list of our sponsors. Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner Program 2015

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Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 21 associate degrees and 20 athletic programs. Since 1937, the college has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.

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