Recital to feature scholarship recipients, generate funds

  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:00 PM
  News, People and Society, Academics

Pittsburg, KS

Parrott Foundation

Four music majors who received scholarships from one of the first major donors at PSU will be featured in a recital Thursday, May 30. 

The inaugural recital in the Parrott Scholar Recital Series is planned for 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Pittsburg Presbyterian Church, 620 N. Pine St.  

This year’s William G. Parrott Foundation Scholarship recipients, Nichole Kelly, mezzo soprano, Whitley Chesney, soprano, Alex Chesney, tenor, and Bryan Amor, baritone and violin, will perform vocal and instrumental music, supported by pianists Lori Kehle and Virginia Darling. 

The Parrotts were one of our first major donors who saw the importance of major giving at the University,” said Becky May, executive director of University Development. “After the PSU Foundation was formed in 1985, the Parrott Scholarship was established with guidelines still in use today. 

The expendable portion of the endowment is utilized as scholarship payments to current music students who sing in the Chancel Choir at Pittsburg Presbyterian Church. PSU Professor of Music Stella Hastings, who also serves as the minister of music at the church, said the recital series has been established as a means of generating new donations for the principal portion of the endowment, allowing the scholarship to grow and continue to support future PSU music students. 

Cooper Neil, a Parrott Scholar alumnus, will serve as emcee. A light reception will be served immediately following the recital, and donations will be accepted.