CSM Awards Scholarships for 2013-14

September 28, 2013

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The College of Southern Maryland celebrated the 2013-14 academic year scholarship awardees and donors on September 12 during a reception at the Fine Arts Center on the La Plata Campus.

“The CSM scholarship program is one of the most important tools we have to help [students] fulfill their dreams,” CSM Board of Trustees Chair Michael Middleton told those attending the reception. “The scholarship program is about someone who you probably don’t know, or probably never even heard about, let alone actually met. It’s someone who believes in you and who believes that you can, and will, make a difference in this world. Your efforts helped you qualify for a scholarship and what we, the donors, want is that you remember the reason a scholarship was created for you. We want you to remember so that someday, you can help someone else achieve their dreams,” Middleton said to students.

Speaking on behalf of the scholarship recipients was CSM theater major Jeremy Hunter of La Plata. “Like many of my fellow students, college is a challenge financially as well as academically. Most students, like me, work several jobs to support themselves while going to school full time. These scholarships allow us to focus on classwork—and for me rehearsing for a show. I don’t know if you realize it or not, but when you award a scholarship, you are not only providing a financial commitment but you are also telling us that you have faith in our abilities.

“This scholarship tells me that you have faith in me as a student and as an actor. And the best way to thank you for this scholarship is to show you that I am indeed worthy of it, which is exactly what I plan to do,” Hunter said.

CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried recognized the individuals and organizations that provide scholarships. “This evening I am honored to recognize the partners and supporters who have wisely invested in their college and its students to help keep education affordable and accessible within Southern Maryland. This in turn enhances the health and welfare of our local economy,” Gottfried said.

Referencing the multiple pages listing scholarships and students who received them, Gottfried said, “CSM benefits from the most generous people in Southern Maryland, who are all willing to establish scholarships so that students can afford college and finish with no or low debt.” Gottfried cited statistics that indicate that 30 percent of the students who take out college loans never finish college and have nothing to show for that debt. Student loan debt is exceeding $1 trillion which is more than consumer loan and credit card debt, and that costs for higher education at four-year colleges have increased more than healthcare costs. “What does that mean for our future,” Gottfried asked. “CSM is taking great strides to educate students, their spouses and parents about the opportunity and wise decision to save more than $29,000 by starting college at CSM rather than a public or private university”, said Gottfried.

“We are your gateway to the University of Maryland, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Penn State, Johns Hopkins, Towson, University of Vermont and thousands of other great colleges and universities. Our students start here and transfer to colleges in more than 40 states. And, we want students to commit to finish here, too. By earning an associate’s degree or certification before transferring or going into a specialized career field, students can walk away as an alum with a credential that means something for your time and money,” Gottfried said.

A 1975 alumnus of CSM and chair of the CSM Foundation, Jay Lilly told scholarship recipients that he has firsthand knowledge of the support of the Southern Maryland community because, “Just like you, I received my start here, too, with a scholarship years ago.”
Lilly went on to graduate from CSM, and transfer to Georgetown University where he earned a bachelor’s degree.

The following are scholarships awarded for the 2013-14 academic year:
Adjunct Faculty Scholarship (Merit)
Hannah Arnold
Lisa Kreps

Adjunct Faculty Scholarship
Christine Beatty
Abreellen Brown

Albert L. Elder Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship Christal Andrews James Rhine Jr.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Alpha Lambda Chapter Scholarship Christopher Graham

Anna Mae Ziencik Hess Memorial Scholarship James Byrnes Lori Matsudaira

Brad and Linda Gottfried Against All Odds Annual Scholarship Kiara Leer

Brad and Linda Gottfried Art Scholarship Ryan Murray

Brock Nikolas Guerrieri Memorial Scholarship Brittany Bowen

C. Emmitt Woodey Theatre Scholarship
Kenneth Waters

Calvert Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Juana Davidson Kenneth Howard Gregory Orr

Calvert Chamber of Commerce Endowed Scholarship Noelle Swann

Calvert County 350th Anniversary Celebration Endowed Scholarship Sarnair Butler

Castles and Foundations Scholarship
Jordan Alvey
Tiffani Blackwell
Helga Hertlein
Rani Irvin-Brady
Cynthia Murphy

Charles County Nursing and Allied Health Programs Scholarship Jennifer Beard Carrie Catalan Melissa Morgan Heather Santimays Jennifer Young

Charles County Woman’s Club Scholarship
Laquita Ames

13ScholarRecpt1986Charles Robert Posten Memorial Scholarship Florencio Torres

Chiaramonte Hope Scholarship
Jessie Adkins
Brittany Bowen
Christina DeNeale
Rochelle Douglas
Kimberlyn Grant
Henry Harris
Colleen Newsome
Demetra Rice
Lindsey Thurman
Jason Williams

Christopher Chinault Scholarship
Tara Arnold
Carrie Catalan

Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate Scholarship for Construction Trades & Industrial Training Eric Wheeler

Concerned Black Women of Calvert County – Women in Transition Scholarship Valerie Dowell

Connie Kite Memorial CSM Nursing Scholarship Valerie Dowell

Country Inn & Suites Hospitality Scholarship Kristen Smith

Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust Ruth Mathes Scholarship Lindsey Thurman

CSM Alumni Association Scholarship Elizabeth LaGoy

CSM Foundation – Realize Your Potential Scholarship Dillon Banis Andrew Boone Dana Brown Jenna Courville Wendy Currie Erica Dispenza Stephen Dodson James Hawkins Rachel Hoffman Kellee Johnson Kristen Keefer LaShonna Patterson Alisa Roberts Danea Spriggs Jordan Stearns Christina Thompson Bonnie Warring Joseph Welch Ashley Yonek

CSM Foundation Scholarship for Returning Adults Lahquisha Brooks Meghan Crout Cynthia Duck Nichole Estep Melissa Fenwick VonCeal Foote Kenneth Howard David Maines Lori Simpson Bobby White

CSM Prince Frederick Campus Student Association Scholarship Shelly Brentlinger

Dennis Lake Smith Memorial Scholarship
Daniel Chaloux
Liza Dalrymple

Dr. Nallan Ramakrishna Scholarship
Anila Howard
Tre Wilburn

Ethelmae M. Lilly Nursing Memorial Scholarship Tyler Hayden

Fanny Louise Sullivan Sine Henderson
Kristin Herman
Jamie Moore
Angel Young

Gary D. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Annabel Russell

Hank Willoughby Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Michelle Downs Pia Evans Wendy Gray Michelle Khan Jennifer Loveless William Sweeney

Harland and Lula Cravat Scholarship
Nieda Billard
Erin Brown
Shannon Gilroy
Ayana McWillis
Harsh Patel

Helen and Henry Lawlor Scholarship
Joseph Beard
Mandi Ransome

Helen and Mickey Todd Scholarship
Carrie Catalan
Farrah Proctor-Darbo
Ayanna Surratte

Home Towne Real Estate Scholarship
Sarnair Butler
James Eppley
Amanda Foster
Oscar Navarro
Cory Russell
Deveraux Smith
Tytiana Thomas

Jack Love Sprague Scholarship  Elizabeth Gaston

James C. Mitchell Nursing Scholarship
Crystal Garner
Melissa Morgan

Jane Hale Sypher Scholarship
Tikisha Hall
Ann Jenkins
Katie Wathen

Jaye S. Ives Freedom Scholarship
Denise Collins

13ScholarRecpt1929Jerome A. Zanelotti, Sr. Memorial Scholarship  Jeremy Hunter

Joanne Zwick Nursing Scholarship  Natasha Terry

Joseph F. Rice & Mae Irene Fauth Memorial Scholarship Emily Brooks

Joseph H. Morton Memorial Fund for Construction Trades and Industrial Training Scholarship Ronald Griffin

Joseph W. Patak Annual Memorial Scholarship Ajibade Adedoja Hailey Allen Sara Farahani Nikki Fasula-Conklin Zakary Monin

Kavetsky Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship Robert Gomez

L.K. Farrall III Memorial Scholarship
Diamone Hailstock-Williams
Lena Sciarratta
Alaina Wall
Keishla Williams
Sherwannah Young

La Plata Lions Club/Milton M. Somers Scholarship Matthew Bellerose Alysha Goldsmith Tyler Lee Shanara Lucas Carly Wedding

LaVerda Francis and Richard Blair Scholarship Christopher Graham Alison Meador Emily Quade

Louis P. Jenkins, Sr. Endowment Scholarship Melissa Lauber Markel Saunders Heather Thomas

Marguerite Cox Family Memorial Scholarship Marquita Chambers Sean Frost

Maurice J. McDonough Scholarship
Nicholas Bears
Portia Collins
Brandi Dade
Kelly Dingess
Rochelle Douglas
Kiera Evans
Carley Flowers
Chad Goodrich
Andrea Muschette
Petra Ruffin
Rebecca Stone
Jamie Willett

McNelis Family Scholarship  Monica Jones

McWilliams Family Endowed Scholarship  Erin Lanham

Neale Chaney Slater Memorial Endowed Scholarship  Elizabeth Jenkins  Lenyk Scott

NRL Federal Credit Union – Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Strikeout Scholarship  Brian Linder

NRL Federal Credit Union Scholarship  Candice Cook

Nu Zeta Omega Scholarship of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Amanda Barber
Jtrenee Bryant
Brittany Hall

Old Line Bank Business Program Annual Scholarship Kimberly Bailey Alexander Colaciello James Day Raymond Drayer Sarah Farmer NeShea Jenifer Dakota Johnson Solimar Rivera Carla Swann Jessica Wonneman

Patty Schwier and Norma LeFleur Scholarship Keirstynn Romero-Willie

13ScholarRecpt1962Professor Debra L. Wyvill Teacher Education Scholarship Megan Alexander

Rebekah Compton Boone and Vivian Bounds Edelen Scholarship Lauren Kogok

Russell Gordon Croft Endowed Scholarship Rachel Eaton Brittany Fallin Grant Homan Alexis Proctor Brittany Young

St.Mary’s County Government Endowed Scholarship Kimberly Dubinsky Ann Jenkins Leonard Valley Audra West Lauren Young

St. Mary’s County Government Health/Medical Scholarship Denise Collins Dawn Drury Elizabeth Gaston Corey Hayden Tyler Hayden Lindsay Herington Shelby Jacobs Carlos Jelinek Erica Kittrell Alexandra Knott Danielle Niblett Sarah Oakley Michael Rice Yhamira Santiago Sunny Schemery Miranda Stauffer Molly Stine Christina Terry Natasha Terry Bryant Thomas

Sidney John Francis Waugh, Sr. Memorial Scholarship   Grant Homan

Southern Maryland Women’s League Scholarship  Kellee Johnson  Monica Jones  Natasha Terry

Susan N. Behmke Legacy Scholarship  Melissa Sager

Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship  Daniel Ledbetter

The Arc of Southern Maryland Communication/Media Studies Scholarship  Annabel Russell

The Arc of Southern Maryland Nursing Scholarship  Pamela Douglas

Thomas F. Goldsmith III Endowed Scholarship Jennifer Street  Jamie Willett

Thomas J. Murray Memorial Scholarship Crystal Leon

Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Scholarship  Joanna Espiritu  Helga Hertlein  Timothy Hodge  Ashley Saldana

Tri-County 40 and 8 Nursing Scholarship  Angela Pedone

Tri-County Maryland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship  Anastasia Saldana

Veterans Educational Endowed Scholarship  Chad Goodrich

Virginia B. Darrow Memorial CSM Nursing Scholarshi  Kristen Mills

Walter B. Grove II Memorial Scholarship  Ashley Saldana

Western Charles County Community Association, Inc. Scholarship  James Linkous

WFA Cancer Survivors and Friends Cancer Scholarship  Melissa Sager

Wigberto “Willie” Martinez, Jr. Memorial Scholarship  Doralee Kusztos

William D. Bauer Memorial Pre-Engineering Scholarship  Viviana Diaz

Zonta RAVE Walk Scholarship in Memory of Gayle A. Cooke Four scholarships awarded

For information on contributing or creating a scholarship at the college, visit http://www.csmd.edu/foundation/.

To see a complete listing of scholarships, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Financial/awards.html.

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