George Kudlacik '71
Coming Back For Another Game
“We are fortunate that UNE has included the St. Francis College graduates as part of its history. We are all very proud of what the University has accomplished and the direction they are going,” says George Kudlacik, an SFC ‘71 Sociology graduate. George, from Manalapan, New Jersey, recently had the the opportunity to visit the Biddeford Campus in order to honor his old basketball coach, James Beaudry, when James was inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall Of Fame in August 2018.
With this celebration, the SFC class of ‘71 announced the endowment of the James A. Beaudry Scholarship in his honor. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student exhibiting financial need, and the first recipient will be announced this fall. The endowment began as an effort by the class as part of their 45th reunion, but participation quickly expanded incorporating additional support and providing a total of 205 gifts thus far, totaling more than $40,000.
“I am extremely proud to have contributed to and be part of the work the Class of ‘71 has done in setting up the James A. Beaudry Endowed Scholarship Fund. Our class representatives Tim Lenehan and Jack Cloonan did a wonderful job of taking on the task. Coach Beaudry has had quite a career and has impacted thousands of students, athletes and everyone who came in contact with him," adds George. “It feels wonderful to be able to both support current UNE students and honor Coach Beaudry.”