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Scholarship honors UNCW grad killed in fire


The family of a UNCW graduate killed in an apartment fire last month have started a scholarship in her honor. Rory Michaelson graduated in December with a degree in special education. She was supposed to start her teaching career this month.

A merit scholarship in her honor will help students who plan to major in special ed. Michaelson's mother hopes to endow the scholarship to make it a permanent tribute to her daughter and a way to help future UNCW students who want to be teachers.

If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can send checks designated for the Rory Elizabeth Michaelson Scholarship to:

Advancement Services
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5905
Phone: Advancement Services at 910.962.3593.

Online credit card donations: Visit Under gift designation, select "other" and then enter "Rory Elizabeth Michaelson Scholarship" in the information box.

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