MANHATTAN — For the second consecutive year, Cashe McVey, sophomore in professional strategic selling and entrepreneurship, St. John, has been awarded nearly $5,000 from the Marie Ronen Scholarship at Kansas State University.
McVey is the son of Amy McVey and the late Jason McVey. He is the third recipient of the scholarship, which was established by Jim and Cibyl Ronen, St. John, in memory of Jim Ronen’s mother, a former teacher who expected all A’s from her students.
To be eligible for the Marie Ronen Scholarship, students must be graduates of USD 350 and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The recipient may receive the scholarship for up to five years.
At K-State, McVey serves as a student senator, representing the College of Business Administration.
Jim Ronen is a 1960 graduate of Emporia State Teachers College with a business degree. He worked at the First National Bank and Trust of St. John for 44 years and was president of the bank before retiring in 1994. Cibyl Teichman Ronen graduated from K-State in 1960. She also worked in the banking industry as a travel director and served on the board of directors for the First National Bank and Trust of St. John.
The Ronens’ support of K-State includes actively joining the fight against cancer by serving on the university’s Johnson Cancer Research and Education Advisory Council for many years and investing in cancer research.