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February 21, 2003

NMSD students eligible for money

From: Santa Fe New Mexican, New Mexico - 21 Feb 2003

Marjirue Bandy, a businesswoman who died July 16, 2002, bequeathed $97,560 to the New Mexico School for the Deaf Foundation Inc. Seniors may tap the first-time scholarship fund to attend post-secondary institutions or vocational training programs.

After working in several positions for Zales Jewelers around the Midwest, Bandy opened two stores in New Mexico and became the first female manager in Zales' history, according to a news release from the school.

Bandy also was a member of St. Vincent Hospital Auxiliary, served on the Santa Fe Opera Board and taught Sunday school for teenage girls.

Established in 1887 by the New Mexico Legislature, the New Mexico School for the Deaf serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth to age 22 who live in New Mexico through the main campus in Santa Fe, satellite preschool programs in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, and outreach services to 59 school districts. To learn more about the scholarship fund, call 476-6399.

©Santa Fe New Mexican 2003