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Professor Bonnie S. Ott

Bonnie Ott, then an associate professor of architecture, established this award in 2000 as the Fenton Scholarship Fund to provide study-abroad support for all UB students, especially undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School of Architecture and Planning. Ott served 18 years as the coordinator of the school’s study-abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, traveling there with students on a regular basis.

In 2013, after she retired, Ott dropped her anonymity and renamed the fund in order to inspire others to give and support their passions through UB.

Pictured: Bonnie Ott (seated) with three scholarship recipients, (l. to r.): Jacob Nosbisch, Chelsey Reed, and Michael Morse