Flanagan, Tucson women receive Disciples of Christ scholarships to attend EC

Apr 14 2014

Alixandrie Cox of Flanagan and Stephanie Sager of Tucson have received Disciples Leadership Program scholarships to attend Eureka College this fall.

The full-tuition, four-year scholarships are awarded to two freshmen each year based on membership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), leadership, academic excellence and the commitment to explore during college a life of faith-based servant leadership. Fellows receive two on-site mentorships exploring service anywhere in the world. The program accepts students from all majors.

Cox will major in special education. The daughter of Michael and Kimberlie Cox of Flanagan attends Flanagan-Cornell High School, where she is president of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter and assists in the life skills classroom for autistic children. She is a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pontiac, where she is a junior deacon, president of the youth group, acolyte trainer, a member of the nominating committee and delivers children’s sermons. She runs on a team that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and volunteers with the Livingston County Local Interagency Council that assists families with children who have special needs and the Strategically Achieving Independent Lives for Students group that assists preschool children with communication disorders.

Sager will major in psychology. The daughter of Barbra Sager of Tucson attends Sahuaro High School, Tucson, where she is secretary of the Thespian Club and is active in theatrical productions, the Be Kind Campaign and the swim team. She is a member of Saguaro Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Tucson, where she participates in the choirs, band and the governing board, directs youth pageants and programs in the children’s church and is a youth elder. She is serving a third term on the Youth Council of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona. She volunteers with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Salvation Army’s Adopt a Family, Ronald McDonald House and Relay for Life. She is a stage manager for a Tucson community theater group.

For more information about the Disciples scholarship, contact Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes at (309) 467-6429 or bfowlkes@eureka.edu or go to the Eureka College DLP page.

Eureka College was chartered in 1855 by anti-slavery activists who were members of the Christian Church. It is among 14 colleges and universities affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It offers bachelor’s degrees in the sciences, mathematics, business administration, social sciences, fine and performing arts, humanities and education.