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McPherson College Student Receives KICF Scholarship

Lola Hipp

Lola Hipp working in the campus graphic design lab.

Lola Hipp was recognized by the Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) for excellence in academics, character, and integrity, along with her commitment to the value of a private college education in Kansas. She was among 20 students from private colleges across the state to receive the Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship presented by KICF.

Hipp, who is from Goodland, KS, is a junior at McPherson College majoring in art & graphic design. Her plans after college include becoming an in-house designer for a company focused on rebranding or working as a photographer. During her time at McPherson College, she has worked as a graphic designer for the campus creative arts journal, Inscribe. She is a member of the shotgun sports team, active in the Bulldog Adventure Program, and a student ambassador for the college.

Along with her studies, Hipp also participates in the McPherson College Student Debt Project. As a member of the program, she works two part-time jobs while attending college and is making progress toward reducing her student debt prior to graduation.

“I wasn’t sure about going to a private college at first, but McPherson College was one of the best colleges I toured,” Hipp said. “The two main reasons for choosing McPherson College were the class sizes and the staff. I appreciate being able to directly communicate with my professors and being recognized by name. As a first-generation student, it helps to know if I have questions, I can talk to my advisor or coach and they will help me find an answer.”