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Dec 1, 2023

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Alliance College Foundation
Scholarship Recipient

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA – Alliance College Alumni Association, thru its 501(c)(3) Foundation (ACAAF), is honored to announce the selection of Ray Kman as the recipient of its annual $1500 scholarship.

A freshman attending University of Notre Dame, Kman is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree majoring in electrical engineering.

Though a short experience thus far at the University of Notre Dame, Kman has joined numerous clubs and is already an active member in the First Year Engineering Council, responsible for planning various events for his fellow Notre Dame engineers. Kman is also currently in the application process for studying abroad this summer in either Spain or Ireland for an intensive six weeks of coursework.

A native of Richfield, Ohio, Kman continues to pursue his interests of hydroponics and sustainability by staying involved with the local community through various workshops. Always an active student at Saint Ignatius High School, he is committed to stay in contact with current students offering advice and help as they begin the college decision-making process. After taking part in a microbiology internship this past summer at Market Garden Brewery, Kman will continue to discern different fields within engineering.

Post-graduation, Kman plans to pursue a career within the field of engineering and continuing his education in order to earn an MBA.

Kman is the son of Edward and Namie, and has an incredible family history with the college. His great grandfather, grandfather and two great uncles are all Alliance College graduates!

For further information contact Richard Day, ACAAF President, at 330-858-3712 or email

About Alliance College Alumni Foundation

Opened in 1912 by the Polish National Alliance, the largest Polish American fraternal insurance organization. For 75 years the Cambridge Springs, PA-based school nurtured students on the bucolic hilltop campus. Alliance College was the crown jewel of higher learning for American Polonia. Its mission was to offer immigrant children advanced educations during a time of discrimination while encouraging the study of Polish language and Polish culture in America.

In 1988, the school ceased operations. In 2001, the alumni, faculty, and staff of Alliance Academy, Alliance Technical Institute, and Alliance College came together to create the Alumni Association as a means of hosting reunions, renewing acquaintances and sharing memories and now promoting and encouraging post-secondary education. The goal of the organization is to create a fund that would allow the scholarship to continue in perpetuity.

Contributions to the ACAAF are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Alliance College Alumni Association Foundation
c/o 6785 Legacy Lane, Wadsworth, OH 44281 330-858-3712

Submitted by Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer