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Jennifer Buckman Schloarship

17 Oct 2017 4:12 PM | Beth Genengels (Administrator)

Applications for the Jennifer Buckman scholarship are due by November 8th. Please send them to Beth Genengels, beth@bethgenengels.com or mail to:


c/o Beth Genengels Photography

4105 W. Crystal Lake Rd

McHenry, IL 60050

You can find the application under member resources, here. Remember, you must be logged into your account to view the member only resources.

The scholarship awards up to $600 towards PPA or PPA Affiliate education.

Bruce Van Pelt pulled the following from the December 2007 Hi-lites. We would like to share a little bit about the family who initiated the fund.

-Beth Genengels

On November 16, 2007 Jennifer Buckman, passed away from injuries sustained in a single car accident near Morton, IL.

Jennifer’s parents, Bonnie and Rob, and her sister Jaimie were overwhelming supported by the love of a huge numbers of

family and friends who came to the visitation and funeral. For those who attended the visitation, it took several hours waiting

in a long line, outside in the rain and inside the funeral home, for many hundreds to offer condolences to Rob, Bonnie,

and Jaimie.

The next day, the church was again filled to capacity for the funeral service with more family and friends. We are all deeply

saddened by Jennifer’s untimely passing. We offer our

prayers for comfort and continued support to the


Jennifer was a 2002 graduate of Morton High School, where

she was a member of the Madrigal Singers. She then graduated

from Illinois Central College in December 2006, with an

associate's degree in business. While at ICC, she was a

member of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Timeless Voices.

She was a junior at Bradley University in Peoria, where she

was majoring in marketing and sales and was a member of

the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Jennifer worked with her father at Buckman Photography in

Morton, where she was the office and sales manager.

She was a member of the Professional Photographers of

America; the Associated Photographers of Illinois; and the

Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois.


I worked with Jennifer on the print committees of APPI and PPANI for several years.

She was always enthusiastic about doing the work of Print Comp. Her dad, Rob was an important part of Northern serving on the board and being past president.


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