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 SIX NAMED MARJORIE STEPHENSON SCHOLARS AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY 

 

SPOTLIGHT

10/29/2002

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

 SIX NAMED MARJORIE STEPHENSON SCHOLARS AT SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s Marjorie Stephenson Scholarships, created by the university’s former librarian, have been presented to six students for the 2002-03 academic year. Each scholarship is for $500 to $1,000.

          The recipients, honored at a recent luncheon in the Russell Wright Alumni House, are:

           Santina Burakiewicz, a Spanish and education major from Luzerne;

           Sabrina Jones, an accounting major from Farrell;

           Narendra Patel, a computer science major from Kenya;

           Sarah Pollard, a special education and elementary education major from Fayetteville;

           Rosie Trump, a dance major from New Stanton, and;

           Sheree Wright, a communication major from Philadelphia.

           The undergraduate scholarships were provided for in Ms. Stephenson’s will. She served SRU from 1971 to 1978.

           First awarded in 1987, priority is given to support African-American students and library science majors, but the award is also available to those studying in the arts, humanities, social sciences or education.

          A pplications for the 2003-2004 awards will be available in the Academic Support Services Office, 106 Bailey Library. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2003.  Students with questions may contact the Melba Tomeo, scholarship committee chair, at 724-738-2665.

 

PHOTO CAPTION:

MARJORIE STEPHENSON SCHOLARS AT SRU: The 2002-03 Marjorie Stephenson Scholars are (seated) Sheree Wright and Narendra Patel, and (standing, from left) Sarah Pollard Santina Burakiewicz and Sabrina Jones. The six scholarship recipients were honored at a special luncheon held recently in the Russell Wright Alumni House.

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