Connect Marquette announces 2019 Tom Baldini Scholarship Winners

Two recipients of the 2019 Tom Baldini Scholarship: Mary Antonia Andronis and Madeline Goodman (Connect Marquette).

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Connect Marquette announced Tuesday the two recipients of the 2019 Tom Baldini Scholarship: Mary Antonia Andronis and Madeline Goodman.

Through Andronis' language school and Goodman's gallery, Connect Marquette says these two Marquette residents are making a positive impact on Marquette County and its residents.

The Tom Baldini Scholarship was created in 2018 to recognize members of our community who have shown an interest in community and civic engagement. Tom Baldini, who died in December 2017, was as an active supporter of Connect Marquette (formerly 40 Below), and in the spirit of his unwavering commitment to Marquette County, the organization is seeking to foster leadership and civic engagement among its membership by awarding this annual scholarship. The award also aims to develop award recipients’ leadership abilities, encourage engagement with the community and help to expand their networking opportunities.

“Connect Marquette rebranded last year to expand its membership and continue its commitment to building leadership here in Marquette County,” said Antonio Adan, Volunteer Chair for Connect Marquette. “Although I didn’t get to meet Mr. Tom Baldini, he was well known to attend events and was considered an ‘honorary member’ of our organization. He appreciated seeing our organization engaged on a civic level, and we continue to honor that by awarding this scholarship to Mary and Madeline.”

The two scholarship recipients will receive a one-year Connect Marquette membership, attendance to the 2020 Professional Development Conference and a ticket to one Marquette Economic Club dinner of their choosing.

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