Washington R. Vázquez Scholarship to be awarded to Spanish majors for study abroad

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June 30, 2012 (All day)

Alumni Carol Peery Ayers (Miami ’77) and Randy Ayers (Miami ’78) have donated $100,000 to set up new endowments at Miami supporting study abroad experiences for Spanish majors and scholarships for men's basketball players.

Presently the top assistant coach for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, Randy Ayers has served in head coaching positions with both Ohio State University and the Philadelphia 76ers. Carol Peery Ayers has taught Spanish for more than 30 years and currently serves as a Spanish teacher and upper school diversity coordinator at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA.

The Washington R. Vázquez Scholarship Award was created out of Carol’s appreciation for her experience in Miami’s Spanish and Portuguese department and in honor of her former professor, Washington Vázquez. Vázquez, also a playwright, fused Carol’s loves for both Spanish and acting into a co-curricular theatre group called La Máscara, which remains among her fondest Miami memories.

Read the full article in the Dayton Daily News here.

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