A strong connection to Bellevue University
My father’s long-time support of Bellevue University began in 1978. He served on the Board of Directors from 1988 until his death in 1992 and was a strong advocate for the University in the community. The University’s Maurice Y. and Patricia Beardmore Scholarship, named in honor of my parents, is awarded each year to a student pursuing a business-related bachelor’s degree. My parents were extremely compassionate people who would rise to the occasion when the need arose. They wanted to help give people a chance to succeed. This scholarship continues their legacy, and I appreciate the University’s support in doing that. My Dad saw the important work Bellevue University was doing to make it possible for deployed military personnel to continue their education and assist adult students in realizing their dreams of a college education, knowing the impact it would have on their families. He always made it clear that you give back to the community that supports you. I admire his strong commitment and try to emulate it today by also serving on the Bellevue University Board since 1997.