Friday, October 18, 2013

Partnership brings Polish students to Saint Mary’s

WINONA, Minn. — A three-way partnership is allowing four Polish students to attend college in the United States. The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona campus is richer for their international presence and participation. The Wasie Foundation, the Gostomski Family Foundation and Saint Mary’s University join to offer full scholarships each year to qualified students of 100 percent Polish ancestry. And each year the college hosts a lunch to let the students get to know and thank their benefactors. Pictured are, from left: back, Brother William Mann, president of Saint Mary’s; Mike Gostomski of the Gostomski Family Foundation; Jan Preble of the Wasie Foundation; and Ryan Gostomski of the Gostomski Family Foundation; front, SMU scholarship recipients Marcin Sak, Marzena Drozd, Katarzyna Plawiak and Marta Aleszewicz.