Student Scholarship Donors/Partners Give Out 144 Awards in 39 Categories
LYNDON CELEBRATES STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
November 8, 2012
The College community took time on November 1 to honor outstanding students during the 2012-2013 Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. It is an occasion to celebrate and congratulate students for their hard work, their persistence, and their accomplishments. It is also an opportunity to introduce scholarship winners to some of the generous donors that make scholarships available. A total of 144 awards were given out in 39 different scholarship categories.
Gerald R. Brosseau was awarded the LSC 2012 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The award highlights graduates who have completed their degree within the past 10 years and who have distinguished themselves professionally in their field of study. Brosseau is the president and director of operations for Always On Call, a 24-hour nationwide telephone answering service. In his acceptance speech, Brosseau credited LSC for giving him the understanding to grow, manage, and make decisions in a small business. He cited the business department professors for "going beyond the textbook" and demonstrating how fundamentals are practiced with real world experiences.
The Robert E. Long Scholarship was established in 1982 in the memory of Robert E. Long, the fourth president of Lyndon. This award honors students who have completed at least two semesters at Lyndon and who have achieved a GPA of at least 3.75 with at least 12 graded credits. This year's recipients were Taylore Aussiker, Kevin Bacon, Katrina Brinkerhoff, Jake Carlton, Elizabeth Chenard, Kaleigh Clowery, Andrew Cochran, Rosalyn Devincentis, Chase Dunham, Eva Glidden, Joshua Grant, Lynzy Guyer, Amber Haas, Olivia Hastings, Wesley Hatch, Shelby Hayes, Rachel Hicks, Patrick Hilton, Shera Howe, Kyle Kurtich, Connor Maloney, Cameron Marcoux, Charles Mauro, Chelsea Merrill, Alyssa Meyer, Erin Milne, Anna Mumford, Megan Phelps, Ani Pytlewski, Ian Robbins, Rebecca Rodger, Megan Seidell, Katrina Christie, Lindsey Striker, and Na Zhan.
The Alumni Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated academic achievement and community service, have completed 30 credit hours at Lyndon State College, and have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0. Andrew Cochran, Heather Grieves, Lynzy Guyer, Paige Hartman, Erin Milne, and Ashley Christie were this year's winners.
The Helen and Weldon Chamberlin Scholarship, created by alumni Florence and Keith Chamberlin in honor of Keith's grandparents, is awarded to a returning student from the Northeast who demonstrates superior writing skills. The recipient was Peter Nute. The James Doyle Scholarship was awarded to Wesley Hatch and Shera Howe. The fund provides assistance and support to deserving students pursuing studies in the liberal arts, particularly English.
The Louise Daniel Human Services Award, awarded to students based on scholarship, community service, and their commitment to pursuing a career in human services, was presented to Korey Call and Heidi Young.
Alicia Leach and David Young were recipients of the Barbara Bona Memorial Scholarship, established by Fred Bona and his family in honor of Fred's wife, Barbara, to support Concord High School students who are attending Lyndon.
Peacham's Jan Eastman started The Edgerton Scholarship in 2004 in honor of her mother and grandmother, both students of Lyndon Normal School. It is awarded to education students selected by the Education Department for demonstrating promise in their field. This year's recipients were Kelsi Before, Morgan Cook, Lynzy Guyer, Rachel Hicks, Connor Maloney, Gabrielle Mathewson, Erin Milne, and Danielle Pinson.
The Helen R. Guild Scholarship, which is awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education who displays academic promise, was presented to Leslie Stewart. The scholarship was founded by alumnus Jay Hurd in memory of his mother-in-law, Helen Guild, a long-time educator.
Karissa Macomber won The Kathleen Perry Scholarship. The award is given to an elementary education student who is maintaining a competitive grade-point average, and is likely to make a promising contribution to the profession of teaching.
Lynzy Guyer won the Northeast Kingdom Education Endowment. It was established by a generous anonymous donor to support an education student from the Kingdom who shows great academic and leadership promise.
The H. Franklin Irwin Scholarship was awarded to Samantha VanSchoick. This award is named for the president of the college from 1971 to 1975 and is given to a meritorious student pursuing studies in certain academic disciplines, particularly English. The President Carol A. Moore Scholarship for Women in the Sciences was awarded to Kelly Butler.
The Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Awards Committee selected these students who have completed two semesters of full-time study at Lyndon State College and who have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA: Cody Brackett, Heather Grieves, Lynzy Guyer, Jonathan Huber, and Stella O'Donnell Leach.
Erica Rumball-Petre, Heidi Young, and Na Zhan were awarded the Faculty Federation Scholarship, created to assist returning students who have a proven record of academic excellence or have shown academic improvement.
The Danny Gore Family Scholarship award honors Danny's wife, Barbara Whitney. He always gives it in fond memory to Electronic Journalism Arts majors from Vermont. This year the award went to Courtland Hanley, Christopher Hogan, and Nathan Rivard.
The Vermont Association of Broadcasters Scholarship award was created to encourage and help deserving broadcast students enter the field of broadcasting. This year the award was given to eight dedicated and deserving Electronic Journalism Arts students: Phil Alexander, Tyler Dumont, Alex Farnworth, Michael Fisher, Katrina Floranza, Michael Howard, Kevin Lessard, Peter Lipomi, Erica Ponte, Sean Siciliano, Catherine Vitale, Jessica Walsh, and Taylor Young.
The Alfred Toborg Scholarship was presented to Kyle Kurtich and Ian Robbins; the Peggy Williams Leadership Endowment was awarded to Rachel Hicks; and Jason Sherman received the Ben and Rosalie Harris Nursing Scholarship which supports a pre-nursing student who shows great academic promise.
The Cola H. Hudson Endowment is the result of Lyndon State College working with the Lyndon Institute Alumni Association to honor the life and work of Representative Cola H. Hudson. This endowment provides a perpetual source of scholarship support to Lyndon Institute graduates from Burke, Sutton, and Lyndon attending the College, and was awarded this year to Taylore Aussiker, Julie Austin, Cassidy Kittredge, and Rebecca Simpson.
Brittney Robinson was the recipient of the Lewis/Larkin Scholarship, named in honor of two former Lyndon female students whose lives were sadly cut short. This award is given to a young lady in the Mountain Recreation Management program who exemplifies the work ethic, spirit, and dedication for which Ashley Lewis and Tammy Larkin are remembered. Also in the Mountain Recreation Department, the Charles and Alice Pudvah Sinon Scholarship went to Taylor Forrest.
The LSC Foundation Scholarships are specially marked for Vermont and Northeast Kingdom residents who have demonstrated academic potential and community service. Recipients were Cody Bedard, Tiffani Glodgett, Jennifer Heroux, Helena Kehne, Anna Mumford, Patricia Paiva Vanderhoop, Cheryl Perry-Boucher, and Falicia Woody.
The newly established Josephine Bona Schwartz Memorial Scholarship was created to support students who are graduates of Concord High or Northeast Kingdom students. This year's recipients were Korey Call, Kaytin Conley, and Rebecca Morgan.
The Passumpsic Savings Bank sponsors an endowment for a Lyndon student from the Northeast Kingdom who is majoring in business, is planning a career in business, and shows great academic achievement. This year's award went to Nicholas Perry. Andrew Cochran won the Honor's Scholarship, also funded by the Bank, given to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and who resides in the Passumpsic Savings Bank service area in the Northeast Kingdom or Northern New Hampshire.
Ethan Mitchell and Steven Perry were awarded the Ralph & Martha Jane Aldrich Scholarship. This scholarship goes to support a Northeast Kingdom or Northern New Hampshire upper-level student pursuing a career in teaching and who is enrolled in the English Secondary Education Licensure Program.
Ashleigh Downing and Ami Norton were awarded the Irene Blanchard Scholarship for Vermont Women, created by Irene Blanchard professor emeritus, a staunch advocate of women's rights. Her goal is to support women attending LSC who are natives to the area with clear leadership skills and who contribute to making better the lives of others through their work. This year's Susan C. Gallagher Scholarship in Psychology was presented to Andrew Cochran and Derek Williams. This honor is given to deserving students studying psychology with preference to individuals majoring in the field.
The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, a 1986 graduate of Lyndon's Meteorology Department, has established a scholarship at Lyndon to support students majoring in Atmospheric Sciences and specializing in Electronic Journalism Arts. Francis McInerney was the winner of this year's Jim Cantore Scholarship.
Two other awards were given out for Atmospheric Science students. The Gil and Avis Ford Scholarship was awarded to Kelly Butler. The award supports Atmospheric Sciences students showing academic promise and a commitment to serving their community. The Norman Sebastian Scholarship honors Atmospheric Science majors based upon their academic potential and community involvement, and was awarded to Tyler Cadorette.
Ashley Christie was awarded the Lynda Morgan Visual Arts Scholarship, which was established by long-time Institutional Advancement assistant Lynda Morgan to assist a Vermont student studying Graphic Design and maintaining a competitive GPA.
Created in honor of Martha Wood, a former professor in the Exercise Science Department respected for her honesty and work ethic, the Martha E. Wood Scholarship was awarded to Wilden Fils.
The T.N. Vail/Woodall Scholarship, one of Lyndon's most prestigious, honors a student or students with an outstanding academic record. Philomon Geertson and Arianna Varuolo-Clarke were announced as this year's recipients.
The Gilson-Reeves Scholarship went to Chandler Pelletier and Stephen Decatur won the Barbara Utton Merrill '58 Scholarship.
The Promise Scholarship is awarded to students who show bright academic promise and who have chosen college despite the monetary burden, recognizing that the value of an education far outweighs the cost of an education. This year the college presented the award to Ritza Arias, Hilary Bailey, Tyler Breault, Darcey Burke, Lauren Clancy, Desirae Colorado, John Dickson, Ashleigh Downing, Matthew Green, Naomi Larrabee, Kaylee Maclure, Angelica Morrison, Kyle Piper, Nickolus Potter, Dylan Poutre, Chelsea Smith, Hanna White, and Kristen Wright.