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2013 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

After much deliberation on the part of the Scholarship Committee, the committee's chairman, Dr. Clara Small, recommended 10 scholarship winners to the Board of Trustees.   The board awarded scholarships to the following:

The Marvel Stockwell Scholarship of $2000 was given to Lynette Hess.  She graduated from Brewton-Parker College where she joined the Georgia Xi chapter.  She is now enrolled in the School of Psychology & Counseling at Regent University, at which she is working towards an M.A. degree with a major in marriage, couple, and family counseling.  Hess said, "I want to work with families about interacting with others and encouraging the marriage relationship to be healthy and strong."  She is passionate about working with children and people, and will be a positive influence on marriages and ultimately families within her community.
Hannah Seward is the recipient of the $2000 Carroll Parrish Scholarship.  She is a member of the Maryland Gamma chapter at Salisbury University.  She is now attending Virginia Commonwealth University and plans to receive an M.S. degree in sociology.  She stated, "I love doing research and uncovering the way our society works."  She also is very passionate about sociology of education, primarily inequalities throughout public schools.  After she receives her master's degree, she plans on earning a doctorate and teaching sociology at the college level.

The winner of the $2000 Effie Urquhart Scholarship is Natasha Williams.  She joined the Florida Zeta chapter at Florida State University.  She is now attending Purdue University, at which she is working towards an M.S. degree in child development and family studies.  Williams stated, "I have an understanding of the workings of the human mind and view families as an intricate system of individuals.  I am aware of the macro-level issues that affect the family system."  She would like to open a private practice and provide couple and family services.

The Gordon Mercer Scholarship of $1000 was given to Savannah Bell.  She joined the North Carolina Lambda chapter at Western Carolina University.  She is now in the graduate program in public affairs at Western Carolina University.  She plans on pursuing a career in law enforcement, particularly the FBI.   Bell stated, "Serving the community and the country is important, and one of the best ways to do that is by keeping the peace and making sure everyone is safe."   She also stated, "I would like to learn more about nonprofit organizations so I can start and maintain a nonprofit organization for trafficking victims."
The following, in alphabetical order, were chosen for the $1000 Pi Gamma Mu scholarships:

 

Sara Bauer joined Pi Gamma Mu through the New York Phi chapter at Nazareth College.  She is now attending Tufts University, at which she is seeking a master's degree in economics.  She stated, "My future plans are to work for the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as an analyst and write reports that could influence future policies."  She added, "I like to help people, especially those who have not enjoyed good fortune."  Bauer also stated that she has experience with the statistical program STATA.  She learned how to input data and analyze them through STATA.

Paul Bissember joined the New York Alpha Gamma chapter at Siena College.  He is seeking an M.A. degree in Latin American studies at the University of California at Berkeley.  Bissember stated, "I have a great deal of experience working, living, and traveling in Latin America.  I became interested in Latin American studies while taking a political-science course titled 'Latin American Social Movements' at Siena College."  Bissember stated that, after he completes his master's degree, he plans to pursue a doctoral degree in sociology.
Devin Bond joined the Missouri Kappa chapter at Central Methodist University.  She is attending the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.  Bond has observed mental illness in adults and the effect it has on children.  This has fired her passion to have a career in the field of psychology.  She stated, "It is my greatest desire to work with people with psychiatric disabilities, families, public decision makers, and communities to transform individuals and attitudes to one of hope and awareness."
Christina Marko joined Pi Gamma Mu through the South Carolina Gamma chapter at Winthrop University.  She is seeking a master's degree in social work at Winthrop University.  Marko stated, "The reason I chose social work is because it places a strong sense of value on each individual person and her worth as a human being.  Social work is a respectful, compassionate, and realistic field that is all about helping people when they are down and bringing them up so they can help themselves."  She has a passion for helping people and plans on being the best social worker she can be.
Heather Martin joined the Massachusetts Epsilon chapter at Springfield College.  She is seeking a master's degree in organizational management and leadership at Springfield College.  Through her own experiences she believes that she can emulate the message that it is never too late to fulfill one's dreams.  She stated, "My goal is to work in human services specializing in addictions."  She added, "I firmly believe that to provide more effective and evidenced-based treatment theaters for individuals suffering with addictions, future workers need to be better equipped to negotiate the new and ever changing and complex healthcare and regulatory environments."

Shanta Pamphile joined the Louisiana Eta chapter at Grambling State University.  She is seeking a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She plans on pursuing studies related to the underlying mechanisms of psychological disorders as well as intervention techniques for improving the lives of persons who suffer from many disabling mental illnesses in addition to persons who experience maladies with life's difficulties.  Pamphile stated, "My greatest interest is in creating awareness in communities that have been alienated from society, paying considerable attention to rural areas."  Additionally, she would like to emphasize service to people of color, women, and members of other minority groups and to help break discrimination barriers that plague the fabric of our society. 

 

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