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Felix Infausto Scholarship
Clara G. Infausto, in order to pay tribute to her late husband, Felix Infausto, and his note-worthy commitment and dedication in the field of child support, created an endowed fund to be used for the purpose of providing scholarship support to students with disabilities at UB.
Felix Infausto was born in 1909 in Jacobs, Pennsylvania. Despite losing both hands in an industrial accident during the summer of 1925, he graduated with honors from high school and won a scholarship to UB, where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees, completing his studies in 1932. After being in private law practice in Buffalo for 11 years, he was appointed Assistant Attorney General of New York and assigned as Counsel to the New York State Department of Social Welfare. During his service to New York State, numerous awards were bestowed on him for his prodigious work in the field of child support; most notably for being one of the principal writers of the Family Court Act and for his innovative social services program for the protection of the indigent, aged, disabled and dependent, abused and neglected children.
Mary Ann Bagus Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Ann Bagus Scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Mary Ann Bagus, who graduated from UB in 1970 with a Master's degree in Modern Languages. When Bagus died in car accident in 1987, a portion of her estate was bequeathed to the University to create a scholarship for students with disabilities who demonstrate both financial need and academic excellence. Bagus, a Cleveland attorney, had overcome physical difficulties caused by childhood polio, and made gifts to several universities on behalf of students with disabilities. After earning her UB master's degree in modern languages, she went on to Cleveland-Marshall School of Law.