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Jane G. Roland

Jane Roland was born and raised in Ashland, attending the Ashland City School System and graduating in the class of 1976. Jane enjoyed music and especially singing from a young age. She was active in the Acappella Choir at the high school under the direction of Cliff Hurst and had leading roles in The Sound of Music and The King and I. She was named Outstanding Musician her senior year in high school.

In later years she was well known for singing the National Anthem at many community events and even on the state and national level with her work in Veterans Benefits. She is a member of Grace BrethrenChurch where she sings in the choir and has served the church as a soloist for many years.

Jane spent her career at the Ashland County Veterans Service Office as a Veterans Benefits Counselor and served on the Governor’s Office of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee as an elected officer of her state association. Nationally, she serves as Conference Director for the annual conference of the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Locally, she has served on the ACCADA Board and the Business and Music Commission of Grace Brethren Church. She has been named to Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Outstanding Young Women of America, and received the Ashland County Women of Achievement Award.

Having no children of her own, Jane’s wish is to enable other children to obtain higher education through her scholarship.

Prepared 2005