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Past Scholarship Recipients

Past Winners

Maria Pellot (2002): Ms. Pellot graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2002 with a degree in Criminology and minor in Sociology. While in school, she earned Dean’s list recognition and was awarded the Arthur C. Banks, Jr. scholarship. In addition, she received recognition as the most improved basketball player on the university team. Ms. Pellot currently works as a Teacher Assistant in Southington.

Keisha Lamont (2003): Ms. Lamont earned an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Housatonic Community College in 2004. She also holds an Associate degree in Accounting. While attending HCC, she earned a Special Service Achievement Award and Dean’s list recognition. In addition, she was inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society in 2004.

Barbara Thompson (2003): Ms. Thompson studies Business Administration at Three Rivers Community College. She looks forward to earning her Associate’s degree in 2007. She is currently employed at CT Holistic and Integrative Medicine as the office manager. She also tutors middle school students.

Frangie Cruz (2004): Ms. Cruz graduated from the University of Hartford in 2005 with a degree in Politics and Government. As a student, she tutored, participated in a legislative internship, and was awarded a Dean scholarship. Ms. Cruz currently works in the Mental Health field. She plans to develop a non-profit organization.

Grisely Valdez (2004): Ms. Valdez is currently attending Norwalk Community College and majoring in Nursing. Valdez has made the Dean’s list each semester. She is also a work study student in the financial aid office. Outside of the classroom, she volunteers at the Stamford Hospital.

Dana Johnson (2005): Ms. Johnson is studying Finance/ Human Resource Management at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. She is a student worker in the university’s library.

Latasha Moore (2005): Ms. Moore is continuing her studies at Central Connecticut State University. She looks forward to receiving her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies/ African Studies by 2008. Moore has earned Dean’s list recognition at the university. She plans to study abroad for the 2006-2007 fiscal year.

Sharlyn Adams (2006): Ms. Adams is currently a student at Southern Connecticut State University and will receive her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2010. She is a member of NAACP, BSU, and Hall Council. She continues to spend time volunteering at soup kitchens and is a mentor at her church for the Pathfinder Club.

Jeannie Cardona (2006): Ms. Cardona currently attends Branford Hall and is pursuing a career as a massage therapist. She also works as a Certified Nurse’s Aid (CNA) at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden.

Javier Ceja (2006): Mr. Ceja is still pursuing his education at Central Connecticut State University and is scheduled to graduate in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business. At CCSU, Ceja acts as a representative on Student Government Association (SGA), a tour guide for the college’s open house and mentors other students. He has received certificates for Outstanding Performance for C.O.L.A.D.A and Appreciation from the Latino American Student organization.

Stephanie Gibson (2006): Ms. Gibson is enrolled at Quinebaug Valley Community College majoring in Human Services and looks forward to receiving her Associate’s degree in 2008. She is an “America Reads” tutor and a Youth Minister at New Life Christian Fellowship. Last year she made the Dean’s list, and was recognized by QVCC as a “student leader.”

Danielle Myers (2006): Ms. Myers is currently a sophomore at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA majoring in Speech Communications with a minor in English. She has received Dean’s list recognition and honors at the university. In addition, she has successfully completed a summer internship at the City Hall Office of the Mayor, Communications Division.

Christopher Steele (2006): Mr. Steele is pursuing his Associate’s degree in Human Services at Gateway Community College. He works in the Career Services Department at the college as a clerical office worker. He was awarded for being a member of the Armed Forces and Veterans Club. He has also been elected as secretary for the Student Government Association for the upcoming school year. In addition, Steele has joined the school newspaper club and is proud to be a writer for “The Pride.”