April 17, 2011
Fort Smith, AR - The Jeffrey E. Shipley, CPA Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith as a lasting tribute to Jeff Shipley, Morrison-Shipley's longtime CFO, who passed away on May 16, 2009. The scholarship will be presented annually to a junior or senior Accounting major who has a demonstrated financial need and a high academic standing. The first scholarship was recently awarded to Mr. Joseph Young, a junior.
"Shortly before his passing, Jeff came to me with the idea of starting a scholarship at UAFS. He was impressed with the good things that were happening at UAFS as it was transforming into 4-year institution. Recalling this conversation, I knew this scholarship was the perfect way to honor Jeff's memory", said Greg Shipley, Jeff's brother and President of Morrison-Shipley.
Contributions to the Scholarship fund can be made as follows:
UA Fort Smith Foundation, Inc., Jeffrey E. Shipley Memorial Endowed Scholarship, PO Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913.
Questions can be directed to Ms. Jennifer Jennings-Davis with the UAFS Foundation at (479) 788-7020.