2 ASUMH students awarded Borderline scholarships

Photo (from left to right): Mark Bertel of Borderline Clothing and Supply; Mollie Morgan, ASUMH development officer; ASUMH student Jordan Anderson; student Savannah Barker; Gage McIntosh of Borderline Clothing and Supply; and ASUMH Chancellor Dr. Robin Myers.

Two Arkansas State University-Mountain Home students have been awarded scholarships by Borderline Initiative, an outreach of Borderline Clothing and Supply. Borderline Clothing and Supply is a Midwest lifestyle clothing company from Mountain Home. This Midwest-based company works with a number of other small businesses to keep production, manufacturing and processing 100 percent local and give back to the small towns they work with.

Savannah Barker received the Borderline Initiative Scholarship. Barker's essay focusing on her favorite outdoor activity -- hiking -- described how she strives to make a difference in the world by picking up trash while hiking with friends. She is a funeral science student at ASUMH.

Jordan Anderson received the Vernon Bertel Scholarship. Anderson will be pursuing mechatronics at ASUMH in the fall. The Vernon Bertel Scholarship is awarded to students attending classes in the technical trades programs at ASUMH. The scholarship was established by Mark Bertel in honor of his grandfather. His dad, Mark Bertel, helped fund the scholarship.

Gage McIntosh is a partner with Bertel at Borderline Clothing and Supply. McIntosh says Borderline gives back to small communities "any chance and in any way they can."

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