Three area students receive scholarships from Eastern Arizona College

Samantha Voelker and Camille Hudson were awarded the Meghan Lynne Hammer Memorial Scholarship.

THATCHER –– Eastern Arizona College’s 35th Annual Scholarship Banquet was held last month to recognize the scholastic achievements of nearly 100 EAC students.

The banquet, held at EAC’s campus in Thatcher, recognized donors and recipients of 60 scholarships. Many of the scholarships are annually funded by the generous contributions of various organizations and individuals, while others are endowed scholarships funded by the earnings provided by the gifts of donors.

Samantha Voelker, daughter of Jeannette and Daniel Voelker, and Camille Hudson of daughter of Brian and Cecilie Hudson, both from Globe, were awarded the Meghan Lynne Hammer Memorial Scholarship. Family and friends of Meghan Lynne Hammer, who dedicated herself to helping others improve their lives through music, established this scholarship to be awarded to Miami or Globe High School graduating seniors who want to further their education in the field of music at EAC.

The Sumitomo-Freeport-McMoRan Scholarship was presented to Matthew Porter of Morenci, son of Mark and Dee Porter, Darin Guerena of Globe, son of Mark and Carrie Guerena, and Danielle Machuse from St. John’s, daughter of Stephalyn Kinlichee and Danford Machuse. The scholarship was provided by the Sumitomo Metals Mining Corporation in honor of the twentieth anniversary of their partnership with Phelps Dodge Corporation and offers full annual tuition to Industrial Technology students.

For more information about EAC’s donor scholarships, or to create or endow a scholarship of your own, call the Director of EAC’s Foundation, David Udall at 428-8296; visit the website at; and like them on Facebook at


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