2011 Winter Outing


Winter Outing celebrates Scholar success

Highlights from the 59th Annual Winter Outing

The annual Evans Scholars Winter Outing was held Saturday, February 5, in the Chicago area, with Evans Scholars, WGA Directors, Alumni and other Program supporters attending. The Winter Luncheon, held at the Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois, featured addresses by all 14 Evans Scholars Chapter presidents, an update by WGA Chairman Roger Mohr and the results of the New Scholar Academic Competition.

The newly named Roland F. "Mac" McGuigan Academic Trophy was awarded to the New Scholar (freshman) class with the highest GPA for the fall 2010 semester. With a 3.42 GPA, the Northwestern New Scholars won the New Scholar Academic Competition for the third year in a row. Thirteen New Scholar classes also received above a 3.0 GPA. The trophy was re-named in honor of "Mac" McGuigan, the Program's Educational Director for 40 years.

At the annual Evans Scholars Basketball Tournament at Glenbrook North High School, the Illinois women clinched their third straight championship, while Michigan State won the men's tournament. Evans Scholars Golf Ball was held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 


2011 Winter Outing Photo Gallery

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Chapter Presidents' speeches

The 14 outgoing Evans Scholars Chapter presidents provided updates on their accomplishments from the past year, including academic, philanthropic and social events. They also reflected on what the Scholarship has meant to them over the past four years.

Read the speeches here.

Chairman's speech: 'Keep up the good work'

Chairman Roger Mohr, who is also the first Evans Alum from Marquette, gave an encouraging speech at the Luncheon. "I'd like to congratulate the Evans Scholars," he said. "Your academic and extracurricular achievements continue to impress all of us."

Read the full text here.

National Committee President's speech: A 'lifelong' Program

National Committee President Mike Ernst talked about his role on the national board and urged Scholars to stay involved with the Program after graduation. "I've seen firsthand how this Program can benefit you after your college career has ended," he said.

Read the full text here.