Friday, July 1, 2011

Concert parking at FLCC Honors House raises money for scholarships

From left, Jessica Hall, Nani Nehring Bliss, Hannah Waterman and Curt Nehring Bliss park cars at the FLCC Honors House during CMAC concerts to raise money for scholarships.

Finger Lakes Community College’s Honors House is raising money for honors student scholarships by providing additional parking for some of the larger shows at Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center this summer.
The additional 150 spaces at the Honors House at 4340 Lakeshore Drive, the corner of Lakeshore and Routes 5 and 20, will help accommodate concertgoers. The $10 donation – the same price as CMAC general parking – helps students continue their education.
The Honors House will provide parking for the following concerts:
July 23: Steely Dan
July 26: Further
Aug. 9: Bob Dylan
Aug. 24: Kenny Chesney

"Many if not most of our students struggle to balance time commitments between school and work,” says Curt Nehring Bliss, director of the Honors Studies program and the Honors House. “Scholarships afford deserving students the opportunity to focus on their learning and pursue academic excellence."
Emily Pratt of Jacksonville, Tompkins County, was awarded the first $1,000 Honors Studies Scholarship in May 2011.
The goal is to raise enough money for three annual scholarships and build an endowment for future scholarships. The funds are administered by the private, not-for-profit FLCC Foundation, which owns the Honors House property.

FLCC’s Honors Studies program encourages intellectual curiosity and the development of ideas with an emphasis on students expressing themselves through writing. This fall, the Honors Studies program will offer three interdisciplinary seminars as well as honors courses in science, music, English and sociology.
For more information, contact Curt Nehring Bliss at (585) 785-1367 or  Visit the Honors House on Facebook

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