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For Immediate Release
April 25, 2014

Actress/Author Marilu Henner and Scholarship Recipients Headline 2014 Tapestry: A Day for You

Key Info

  • 2014 Tapestry: A Day for You
  • Six Tapestry Parkview Health Science Scholarships awarded
  • Marilu Henner delivers luncheon keynote address
  • 145 sponsor and boutique booths
  • 1,700+ expected to attend

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Nearly $40,000 in Tapestry Parkview Health Sciences Scholarships were awarded to six Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) students today (April 25, 2014) at the annual event Tapestry: A Day for You at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The scholarship winners were announced during the luncheon program. The day began with the breakfast presentation, “From Heartland to Hollywood,” by Fort Wayne native Courtney Leigh Heins. The Snider High School graduate, who is now a singer-songwriter, described her life and the changes she’s undergone since leaving home to pursue a career in music. Patsy Dumas, this year’s recipient of the Tapestry Dedication Award, was also introduced at the morning session.

1,365 registered guests enjoyed a morning filled with a series of workshops on wealth management, caregiving, women’s health issues, salsa dancing, fashion trends, and how to pair the right wines and cheeses for appetizers. Following a luncheon, keynote speaker Marilu Henner talked about the nine books she’s written on health, parenting, memory, and lifestyle improvement. She also discussed her life as an actress, wife, and mother.

Throughout the day, guests were able to browse and shop at 145 booths operated by sponsors and boutiques.

Between registered guests, booth personnel, and other volunteers, total attendance is expected to top 1,700.

The Tapestry Parkview Health Sciences Scholarship recipients are:

  • Alicia Christman, a full-time student working toward a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing, received $6,500
  • Laura Cocklin, a full-time student working toward a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing, received $6,500
  • Juliana Elizabeth Davila, a full-time student working towards a Bachelor of Science in radiography, received $6,500.
  • Aye Shwe, a full-time student studying radiography, received $6,500
  • Molly Velazquez, a full-time student studying dental hygiene, received $6,500
  • Abigail Weigand, a full-time student working toward a Bachelor in Science with a major in human services, received $6,500

The mission of Tapestry: A Day for You is to make the day one of inspiration, renewal, and education for women in all stages of life while also raising funds for scholarships at IPFW. For more information, contact Kathleen Jackson, Tapestry project manager, at 260-409-2755 or jacksonk@ipfw.edu.

Downloadable photos of the scholarship recipients are available online.

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