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How Ne Ne changed the world for one Otterbein student

How Ne Ne changed the world for one Otterbein student

In 1950, Ne Ne Beachler came to Otterbein University as a freshman. She was active on campus, joining Tau Epsilon Mu sorority and attending most of the basketball games. She had high hopes for her future.  Unfortunately, she was only able to afford to stay for that one year.

After she left Ottterbein, she settled in the Westerville area and started a family. Two decades later she sold her house to Otterbein and the University set up a scholarship fund in her name. This fund has assisted many students over the years, including this year’s recipient, Allie Berger ’18.

Berger is a junior middle childhood education major from Sunbury, Ohio. She transferred to Otterbein for her sophomore year and is “paying for my own education by myself, and I wouldn’t be able to come here at all without my scholarships,” said Berger. “I’m grateful because I’m trying not to take out private loans, so this has helped me so much.”

Beachler was excited to know that the scholarship in her name is being used by a student who is in a similar situation to her own so many years ago.

“I’m delighted. I think it’s wonderful,” she said. “I couldn’t afford to continue at Otterbein after a year, and now I realize there were ways that I could have kept going, but I didn’t know about them at the time.”

The help that Berger received has been instrumental to the progress of her education. She is thankful for the scholarship, and hopes that someday she will be able to donate money for a scholarship of her own to make a difference in another student’s life.

You can make a world of a difference for our students. Join other donors who have already made their gifts to The Otterbein FUND and others areas within the university, make a gift to The Otterbein FUND today. Give online, call 614-823-1963 or send your gift to Otterbein University, Institutional Advancement, 1 S. Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081 before our fiscal years ends on June 30.