Ryanne Sirtak

Ryanne Sirtak

Recipient – 2014 2015 Update This fall I will be starting my sophomore year as a transfer student at Illinois State University. I am in the Business Administration program and plan to receive a masters in Health Care Management at UMSL. While attending school I hope to join a sorority as well as the honors society. I have had a great college career so far and wish all of the other recipients the best of …

Allyson Renth

Allyson Renth

Inaugural Recipient – 2010 2015 Update It has been five years since I won the scholarship and a lot has happened since then! First of all, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Louis University this past summer in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. I had a great four years at SLU! During my senior year of undergrad, I spent the majority of my time taking standardized tests and applying to medical …

Kristen Beimfohr

Kristen Beimfohr

Inaugural Recipient – 2010 2015 Update While it’s hard to believe, it has been five years since I graduated from MCHS and received this scholarship. It’s also been over a year since I graduated from SIUE with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. I am incredibly happy to report that I finished my first year of teaching in May. During my last semester of college, I completed my student teaching at O’Fallon Township High School. While …

Julie Holdener

Julie Holdener

Recipient – 2011 2015 Update I graduated from Quincy University in May of 2015 where I gave the commencement speech to my fellow graduates. During my time at Quincy University I had the privilege of serving as Mission Trip Coordinator which brought me to service locations such as New Orleans, Louisiana and Moore, Oklahoma along with eight other locations. I was a member of Haiti Connection and went on an awe inspiring ten day service …

Matt McKenzie

Recipient – 2011 2015 Update Unlike most of my classmates, I did not get to graduate this year. Unfortunately, I still have 2 more years before I earn my Pharm.D degree. This year seemed to fly by, but at least I had a lot of great experiences along the way! Throughout the 2014-2015 school year I got to be part of some really neat research projects from working on hydrogel formulations for ovarian cancer, investigating …

Lynae Mathews

Lynae Mathews

Recipient – 2012 2015 Update I am half way done and so excited for what the future holds!  I am still attending McKendree University and will graduate in 2016.  This past year I started some observations in the classroom.  These were great opportunities to see what really goes on in the classroom, and behind the scenes of the entire task a teacher will have to complete.  I am looking forward to the next semesters because I will be …

Jordan rasch

Jordan Rasch

Recipient – 2013 2015 Update I am about to begin my junior year at Lindenwood University as an Exercise Science major with the hope of becoming a Physical Therapist. I am also a member of the Lindenwood Cheerleading team and participated in NCA College Cheer Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. When we aren’t preparing for Nationals, we get to cheer at basketball and football games throughout the year. Cheerleading has offered countless community service opportunities …

Jessica Bradley

Jessica Bradley

Recipient – 2014 2015 Update I am attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as a pre-med student. I hope to enlist in the Tennessee Air National Guard within a year to continue my schooling while also aspiring for acceptance into medical school. After graduating, I hope to join the United States Air Force and serve as a pediatrician! I am also a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity where I, along with my …

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