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Western New England University College of Business names Conner Murphy of Millbrook a Cohen Scholar

SPRINGFIELD, MA (05/10/2019)– College of Business Dean Rob Kleine today announced the selection of Millbrook (12545) native Conner F. Murphy as one of four new Cohen Scholars. Cohen Scholars serve as student ambassadors representing the College of Business at various events throughout the year, and receive an annual merit scholarship of $5,000.

Cohen Scholars selected from a finalist pool of exceptional candidates, after a rigorous application and interview process. High-performing students who have achieved a minimum 3.7 GPA are invited to apply after three semesters at Western New England, and are selected based on demonstrated leadership, communication skills, citizenship and community service, and interpersonal skills.

In extending congratulations, Dean Kleine said “It gives me great satisfaction to see these business students recognized for their high achievement and all-around excellence, and I’m confident that they will continue to uphold the finest traditions of the Cohen Scholarship Program.”

Cohen Scholars participate in a bimonthly professional development seminar called the Cohen Scholars Chautauqua on Friday mornings, which is a unique opportunity to explore and enhance students’ personal attributes. This incoming class of Cohen Scholars comprises the seventh cohort of the Cohen Scholars Program, which was created in part from a $1 million gift from the Estate of Frances Cohen, whose husband, Norman Cohen, was a 1934 graduate of Western New England University.

Murphy is majoring in Sport Management.