Thanksgiving raffle recap
Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, volunteers and everyone who bought a raffle ticket, the first ever JRF Thanksgiving raffle fundraiser was a great success! The raffle netted more than $1,100, which will greatly help JRF during these tough economic times.
The grand prize, a $500 Kroger gift card, was awarded to Maureen O’Brien (pictured above, right). We were touched to discover that Maureen, in true holiday giving spirit, is contributing her winnings to help people in need. She is donating her prize to Athens Land Trust, People of Hope, and two local families in the Athens area.
Congratulations to Tom Krausmann of Illinois who won the second prize, $40 in Kroger gift certificates.
Thank you once again to everyone who helped to make this project a success. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.
Thirty-one Phi Theta Kappas receive JRF scholarships
Thirty-one members of Phi Theta Kappa have received new or renewed 2008 Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarships of approximately $2,000.
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation provides financial assistance to mature women who have been motivated to change their lives through education but face financial challenges. A limited number of Family Scholarships are awarded to children of Jeannette Rankin Foundation scholars. The program is named for the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
Applications for 2009 Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards will be available on the Foundation website on November 1. More information concerning application guidelines and selection factors are also listed on the Foundation website.
Society members receiving 2008 Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards, and the community colleges they attended, follow.
Sherri Allen, Jefferson Community College, New York
Rose Bahr, Rogue Community College, Oregon
Holly Bloesser, Sacramento City College, California
Mary Brooks, Berkshire Community College, Massachusetts
Melissa Brooks, Arkansas State University – Mountain Home
Robin Burris, Trident Technical College, South Carolina
Trina Butler, Richland Community College, Texas
Laura Coblentz, Parkland College, Illinois
Tara Cooper, Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona
Georgina Courtney, San Antonio College, Texas
Jane Dillon, New Hampshire Technical Institute
Sherry Graves, National Park Community College, Arkansas
Dawn Hampton, Manatee Community College, Florida
Devorah Hayman, Gateway Community College, Arizona
Cheryl Jackson, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee
Cheryl Lewis, Genesee Community College, New York
K. Lievers, Pueblo Community College, Colorado
Pamela Lindsey, Owensboro Community and Technical College, Kentucky
Shirley McDonald, Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa
Shauna McElroy, Folsom Lake College, California
Julie Mertes, Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon
Tara Nevill, Volunteer State Community College, Tennessee
Carmen Ortiz, Truckee Meadow Community College, Nevada
Nilea Rohrer-Parvin, Austin Community College, Texas
M. Salchert, Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma
G. Snell, Sacramento City College, California
Christina Stanton, Butler Community College, Kansas
Amanda Star, Harry S. Truman College, Illinois
Tanya Vitale, St. Louis Community College, Missouri
Suzanne Zwecker, Finger Lakes Community College, New York
Phi Theta Kappa member Joshua Spaccarotelli from Wenatchee Valley College in Washington received a Family Scholars award.