Applications for the Jennifer Buckman scholarship are due by November 8th. Please send them to Beth Genengels, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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.
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,
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.