Hodges University announces fall 2009 scholarship recipients

Hodges University is proud to announce the recipients of several private scholarships for the fall 2009 semester. The private scholarships of Hodges University are available through the generous donations of benefactors and foundations who wish to assist students to reach their academic goals by offering financial assistance in the form of scholarships.

Neno J. Spagna Scholarship: This scholarship, established in 1993, provides financial assistance to worthy students who want to use their knowledge and abilities to improve the lives of others through the betterment of the community. The latest recipients of this scholarship include Lois Caniglia, Jamie Carioggia, Valarie Jo Crawford, Johanna Garcia, Michelle Cote, Judith Fox and John C. White, Jr.

Lavern N. Gaynor Scholarship: Named after the University’s 1997 Humanitarian of the Year, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to individuals pursuing the benefits of higher education. Scholarships were awarded to Claudia Lozano, Michelle Cox and Laura Nash.

Jerry and Arlene Nichols Scholarship: Named after the University’s 2008 Humanitarians of the Year, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to individuals pursuing the benefits of higher education. Recipients for the fall semester include Liana Calderin, Nancy Cheri and Sara Severo.

Earl and Thelma Hodges Scholarship: Named after the University’s namesakes, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to individuals pursuing the benefits of higher education. The fall term recipient is Timothy O’Leary.

Terry and Christine Flynn Scholarship: Named after the University’s 2009 Humanitarians of the Year, recipients for the fall semester include Pedro Almeida, Melanie Brauer, Cecilia Buitrago, Lavonna Cook, Maria Desouza, Daiana Raina Lopez, Joyann Martin, Helen Parilla, Silvana Russell, Alison Smith and Dorothea Tocco.

The Jerry L. and Barbara J. Burris Foundation Scholarship: This award, named after Jerry and Barbara Burris, is designed to provide financial support to a single parent, male or female. This term, the scholarship is being presented to Janice Hale, Claudia Proctor, Amy Lovett, Liliana Quintero and Chantalle V. Andis Beyer.

Friends of the University: This scholarship is funded by donations from private donors, institutional fund raising and other sources. The fall 2009 recipients are David Durnell, Virginia Anglero, Patricia Calderon, Aglika Georgieva, Angela Molina, Eden Parente, Gabriela Ruja, Danielle Taylor, Monique Ward, William Watson, Janif Cetina, Denise Ciancaglini, Darline Delacruz, Tonya Dunn, Stephanie Guerro and Adriana Bravo.

Local High School Graduate Scholarship: this award is presented to a student who is in their first term of attendance at Hodges. Recipients of this scholarship this term include Kayla Carter, Mariya Kulyk, Ariel Thammavong and Johnathan Straight.

The Local Employers Scholarships are being awarded to Lisa Miller, Cassandra Aiken, Dianna Betancourt, Michael Pipitone, BreAnne Barrett, Alexandra Brisc and Danielle Taylor.

Other scholarship winners include Cortni Petrucci who was awarded a special needs scholarship.

To be awarded a scholarship, a student must either submit an essay on a particular topic or maintain a certain level of GPA, specific to each scholarship. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Bowman, Dean of Students, at (239) 513-1122.

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