62_MTMGC Promotion_FB-INIn honor of the 2019 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic, we’d like to introduce you to another of our amazing Morris Thompson competitive scholarship recipients: Ryan Michel.

A student at Colorado State University, Ryan is the son of Melvin and Michelle Michel of Fairbanks. His paternal grandparents are Eleanor and the late Michael Michel of Fairbanks. Ryan’s maternal grandparents are Edward and Antonette Marrs of West Virginia.

Ryan is from Fairbanks and is a recipient of the Morris Thompson competitive scholarship awarded by Doyon Foundation. He’s pursuing a degree in construction management and plans to graduate in 2022.

“Doyon Foundation has helped support my financial needs,” he says. “Without the Foundation’s assistance, I would have had to take on additional student loans.”

Ryan’s volunteer projects during the school year include helping Elders with yard work.

His plans include a summer job with Doyon Utilities before returning to Colorado State in the fall. Long-term goals are attending law school and specializing in construction law.

Named in honor of the late Morris Thompson, former president and CEO of Doyon, Limited, the Morris Thompson Scholarship, awarded by Doyon Foundation, has helped more than 200 students earn college degrees. The annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic raises money for this competitive scholarship fund. This year’s golf classic took place June 13 and 14 in Fairbanks.

A special thank you to all of our 2019 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic sponsors, including our golf ball sponsor, GCI, and our dice roll sponsors, Explore Fairbanks and MAC Federal Credit Union. Your support makes scholarships for students like Ryan possible! View all 2019 sponsors on our website.

To learn about future opportunities to support the event as a sponsor, golfer or volunteer, visit the Foundation website for details.