Shelby Dury posing with notebook.

Swartz Scholarship awarded to Shelby Dury

Shelby Dury has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. Dury is graduating from Glen Oaks Community College with an Associate of General Studies degree and will begin classes at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan this fall.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a GOCC student with an outstanding record in mathematics courses. Dury was recommended for the scholarship by Glen Oaks mathematics instructors.
Under terms of the scholarship created through a donation by Mr. Bernard Swartz, a former Professor of Mathematics at Glen Oaks Community College. The student must be transferring to a four-year university after graduating from Glen Oaks. The scholarship is intended for educational expenses at a four-year educational institution.

Dury was honored this spring as a member of the All-Michigan Academic Team at a Lansing luncheon hosted by the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA). The All-State recognition program is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international scholastic honor society for two-year colleges.

Dury said she has been interested in both mathematics and science while at Glen Oaks. She worked part-time while attending classes and was involved in student and community activities. Dury’s student and scholastic achievements also earned her a scholarship from Kettering University, which has an exemplary program in engineering, science and business.