The Bruce M. Thezan Memorial Scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Bruce Michael Thezan, a 1972 graduate and proud alumni of the Bearcat football team.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Thezan attended NWMSU on scholarship and played nose guard on the defensive line. After graduating with his Bachelor’s in Education, he went on to pursue his Master’s in School Administration.
Ever the enthusiastic Bearcat fan, Thezan valued education and dedicated his life to improving the lives of others—in his career as a coach, teacher, and high school principal, and as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserves during the Persian Gulf War.
Thezan’s children, loved ones, former teammates, and fellow alums established this scholarship to honor his passion for education and collegiate athletics.