Brian and Jennie (Otto) Williamson Scholarship
Brian (attd. '91-'93) and Jennie Otto '96 Williamson have established a scholarship for deserving vocal music students.
When Jennie began her studies at Northwest, she joined the Steppers dance team and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. By her sophomore year, she declared her major in vocal music and became involved with Celebration, Tower Choir, Sigma Alpha Iota, theatre and musicals. The education and activities Jennie participated in at Northwest provided a solid foundation for furthering her music studies in graduate school.
Brian came to Northwest in 1991 to compete in track and cross country, but he was sidelined by injuries he sustained during his sophomore year. He later finished his studies at the University of Iowa and graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's in sports and recreation administration.
Brian and Jennie have been touched by the life of former Northwest student Tatia Goodman Williamson. Together, Taita and Jennie participated in Northwest music classes, choirs and Sigma Alpha Iota. Brian and Tatia dated while they were students at Northwest and were eventually married. However, Tatia died in a car accident in 1998 at the age of 25. Brian and Jennie were reacquainted while pursuing their careers in Nashville, Tenn., and were married in 2000.
Brian and a business partner have started a Christian record label, Takestone Music, and Jennie is involved with Takestone's CD series, Songs for the Masses. Jennie has been one of the artists who presents this music in concert, and she was a featured artist for its national television marketing campaign.
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