POTSDAM, NY – Tabatha Svereika of Hannibal, a senior majoring in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering at Clarkson University, received the following award at the University Recognition Day ceremony during the spring semester:
The Perkins Family Memorial Award:
Begun in the 1960s, this award recognizes the influence and support of the Perkins family.
This family owned a boarding house that was located on the current site of the Newman Center in Potsdam. The Perkins family employed many Clarkson students in exchange for their board.
The family was also known for loaning money to needy students, enabling them to complete their education.
The award is now presented annually to deserving work-study students.
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