Alumni scholarships to honor Ken and Eleanor Mosher

Alumni scholarships to honor Ken and Eleanor Mosher

The faithful and outstanding service to BBC&S by Ken and Eleanor Mosher has been recognized by the Alumni Association, which has renamed two scholarships in their honor.

The association's Executive Council voted to rename the Alumni Scholarship and the Alumni Merit Scholarship in honor of the Moshers. The two student scholarships will now be combined into the "Ken & Eleanor Mosher Alumni Scholarship" to honor these long-time friends of so many former students.

BBC&SFor most of four decades -- from the late 1960s into the early 2000s -- the Moshers made an incredible impact on hundreds students at BBC&S. From their ministry in residence halls (both Ridley Hall and Nordling Hall) to their respective roles in many capacities in student development, "Coachie" and Eleanor invested their lives in students.

Mrs. Eleanor Mosher died January 11, 2014 following a brief illness. Ken and Eleanor were blessed to have a loving and devoted family -- many of whom are alumni and friends of BBC&S. Eleanor's memorial service was held on January 16 at First Baptist Church of West Danby in Spencer, NY. The service included the testimonies of several members of the Mosher family who spoke fondly of their family's love for the Lord and for BBC&S.

"I had the privilege of living in their dorm and continue to be a friend of their entire family," said Mel Walker, Vice President for Enrollment & External Relations. "They loved BBC and gave their lives to be an encouragement to others. Their home on campus was continually open to students and they both lived their lives as prayer warriors for the current students and for many, many former students. It seemed so natural for the BBC&S Alumni Association to name this scholarship for students in their honor."

This special scholarship is awarded each year to select current students who are the descendants of former BBC&S students. The Alumni Merit Scholarship is also given annually to current students who are recommended for this scholarship by BBC&S alumni.

"Our family is deeply humbled and grateful for this honor," said daughter Sharon Wilson. "I know Dad continues to pray daily for alumni, staff, and students. On behalf of the entire Mosher family, we want to express our thankfulness to the Alumni Association for naming this scholarship in honor of our parents."

Details about the scholarship are available online at in the Constitution and Bylaws area of the Alumni Association section of the site. Both scholarships are funded by contributions from BBC&S alumni and other interested donors.

To give to the scholarship fund, go to or call 800.451.8668.

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Posted on: 3/10/2014 12:06:49 PM

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