Inauguration Scholarships Awarded

December 02, 2015

In September, President William J. Lennox Jr. announced that he would forgo an inauguration at Saint Leo University. Instead, the funds that would have been spent on a ceremony were directed to create one-time Inauguration Scholarships. To qualify, students could be enrolled at any university location and needed to prove financial need, hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be eligible to graduate in Spring 2016.

Last month, the recipients of the scholarships were named:

Recipient University Location Hometown Major
Nora Anthony Center for Online Learning San Antonio, TX Psychology
Jonathan Ashton Center for Online Learning Los Angeles, CA Business Administration: Management
Latasha Brickhouse-Frazier Center for Online Learning Virginia Beach, VA Sociology
Timothy Brown Lakeland Education Center Winter Haven, FL Liberal Arts
Trishuna Brown Morrow Education Center Conyers, GA Health Care Management
Caitlin Carter University Campus Perry, FL Psychology
Shantal Darby Center for Online Learning Columbia, SC Business Administration: Logistics
Dan Deak Center for Online Learning: Graduate Orlando, FL Business Administration: Health Care Management
Felicia Franklin Center for Online Learning: Graduate Palatka, FL Business Administration: Health Care Management
Monika Jean-Philippe Center for Online Learning: Graduate Tampa, FL Criminal Justice
Audrey Kirkwood South Hampton Roads Education Center Virginia Beach, VA Business Administration: Management
Jennifer LaCasse Center for Online Learning: Graduate Melbourne, FL Social Work
Waunee Lester Ocala Education Center Crystal River, FL Middle Grades Education
Zailet Martinez University Campus Tarpon Springs, FL Business Administration & Human Resource Management
Jesica Peguero Center for Online Learning Land O’Lakes, FL Psychology
Cesar Sala University Campus Springfield, MA Sport Business
Rebecca Sorensen South Hampton Roads Education Center Flemington, NJ Business Administration: Management
Dominique Todd University Campus Leesburg, FL English: Professional Writing
Burke Tomaselli University Campus Huntington Station, NY Political Science & History
Melissa Wetterow Center for Online Learning Port Richey, FL Accounting
Tammara Whitworth Adult Education Center: University Campus Zephyrhills, FL Criminal Justice

“Your support means everything to me and has given me peace of mind financially so that I can continue to further my education. … Education is not cheap, but the education we receive at Saint Leo is worth every penny. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to attend such a school where alumni and family of the university care so for the student body that they help invest in our future. … I wish to be able to do the same when I become an alumna of such a fantastic university.” —Caitlin Carter

Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients.