The Rev. Michael T. Mazurchuk, C.M., ’80 and Morgan C. Brooks, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Near Endowment
With the increasing incidents of suicides, opioid addiction, and other mental health concerns, qualified mental health professionals are needed more than ever. Dr. Shannon Hodges, a professor in Niagara University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, is hoping to make pursuing this career path a little easier for graduate students.
Four years ago, Dr. Hodges established a scholarship in memory of the Rev. Michael T. Mazurchuk, C.M., a student in the program, and Dr. Morgan C. Brooks, Hodge’s colleague, to fund tuition for graduate students and their professional development in that program. He donated the royalties from three of his books and ran the Mighty Niagara half marathon to raise the seed money for the scholarship. To date, the scholarship is only $8,000 from endowment.