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Reynolds Company Foundation Establishes New Scholarship Program at Cedarville University

Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation Scholarship to Assist Students in the Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Cedarville University

First Five Scholarship Recipients Announced

DAYTON, Ohio – Nov. 13, 2014 – The Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation today announced it has established a new scholarship program at Cedarville University in southwest Ohio. The Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation Scholarship will benefit students enrolled in the Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Cedarville.

“We believe that higher education can be life changing for individuals, as well as for those around them,” said Dave Bates, vice president at Reynolds and a trustee for the Reynolds Company Foundation. “As part of that belief, the Reynolds Company Foundation looks for ways to support highly talented individuals in achieving their educational goals. We’re pleased to establish this new scholarship program at Cedarville as another example of our commitment to helping students reach their potential and impact the communities where they will eventually live and work.”

Dave Bartlett, vice president for Advancement and Gift Planning, Cedarville University, said, “We are committed to helping make a Cedarville education accessible and affordable for students and their families. Donor-funded scholarship programs, such as the Reynolds Company Foundation scholarship, are one more tool to help us attract and retain talented students and prepare them for success.”

Cedarville also has announced the inaugural group of students who will receive Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation Scholarships:

  1. Jordan Bellanti, a senior from Milford, Michigan, majoring in Computer Engineering.
  2. Tyler Helmuth, a senior from Columbus, Ohio, whose major is Computer Engineering.
  3. Jonathan McDonald, a junior from Des Moines, Iowa, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
  4. Elijah Thompson, a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Thompson is from Union City, Ohio.
  5. Clay Wannemacher, a senior from Bluffton, Ohio, whose major is Mechanical Engineering.

Bates concluded, “Cedarville has earned a reputation for turning out high-caliber graduates who are prepared for success in any walk of life.”

About Cedarville
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.

About Reynolds Company Foundation
Established in 1985, The Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation is a private foundation and the major giving vehicle for the corporation. The Reynolds Company Foundation focuses its giving toward higher education initiatives in an effort to prepare quality students for key roles in the regional communities where Reynolds has a significant business presence. As part of that focus, the Reynolds Company Foundation has established a number of academic scholarship programs at universities in Ohio and Texas.

About Reynolds
Reynolds and Reynolds is a leading provider of automobile dealership software, services, and forms to help dealerships deliver better business results and transform the customer experience. The company is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, with major operations in Houston and College Station, Texas, and Celina, Ohio. (


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