|Prescott Hoffman scholarship to be announced at memorial concert
RELEASED: Feb. 17, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre will hold a memorial concert for Prescott Hoffman at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the College's Norton Center for the Arts. Hoffman is the 2003 Centre graduate who died in August following a traffic accident on Main Street in Lexington.
Pianist Dr. Jerry Alan Bush, professor of music and head of the piano faculty at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala., will perform.
The Prescott Wheeler Hoffman Memorial Scholarship will be announced at the concert. This scholarship is to be awarded to "a student majoring in economics who, through a competitive selection process, is deemed to show the most promise among his or her peers based on both academic achievement and engagement in campus life." Hoffman's parents, Drs. Norris and Suzanne Hoffman, who initiated the scholarship, will be present at the concert and reception following.
Hoffman, a native of Mobile, was working as a financial adviser with Ross, Sinclaire & Associates of Frankfort at the time of his death. A magna cum laude graduate of Centre and winner of the Landreth Economics Prize, Hoffman was a member of the tennis team and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and did volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity.
"Prescott Hoffman's sudden and tragic death was a shock felt throughout the Centre family," says Richard Trollinger, vice president for college relations. "This concert will give us an opportunity to celebrate his all-too-short life again. And the memorial scholarship that will be announced at the concert will ensure that his legacy will be preserved on the Centre campus for all time."
"He was brilliant, extremely inquisitive and a real delight to have in class," economics professor Bruce Johnson told the Lexington Herald-Leader last year. "On top of all that he was just a prince of a man. Funny, personable, a real pleasure to be around."
Online gifts to the Prescott Wheeler Hoffman Memorial Scholarship may be made at http://gifts.centre.edu.
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