USMH awards scholarships

August 26, 2012
  • The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown recognized 19 scholarship recipients during an awards reception recently. Seated, from left, are Ashley Bockstanz, Frostburg State University; Kristen Dick, FSU; Melanie Ebersole, FSU; and Tia Jordan, Towson University. Standing, Gaye McGovern, USMH Scholarship Committee chairwoman; Stacy Rice, FSU; Kenneth Stewart, Salisbury University; Katie Coffman, FSU; Andrew Griffith, University of Maryland University College; Kara Reed, University of Maryland College Park; and Neil Wrona, FSU. Not pictured: Cathryn Colbert, FSU; Dylan Hartmann, Salisbury University; Jennifer Helmick, FSU; Erica Kozlowski, FSU; Brandi Lane, FSU; Wendy Puglisi, Salisbury University; Aletha Shaffer, FSU; Stacy Swayne, FSU; and Rachel Wolf, FSU.
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The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown recently awarded scholarships to 19 students enrolled in programs offered there.

The students were recognized by Scholarship Chairwoman Gaye McGovern in front of family, faculty, and corporate and community partners.

The awards included 10 from the USMH Advisory Board Fund and nine from the Magnolia Foundation Scholarship Fund for the benefit of USMH.

The Magnolia Fund includes two named awards each from the Washington County Board of Commissioners and Citi.

Cassandra Latimer, vice president of communications and public affairs at Citi’s Hagerstown operations center, was on hand to present the Citi Scholarship to recipient Stacy Rice.

“Citi joined forces with USMH because we are passionate about education and committed to helping our youth reach their full potential,” Latimer said.

The Magnolia Fund also includes a named scholarship from the City of Hagerstown and an anonymously funded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship.


Tia Jordan received the City of Hagerstown award.

In attendance was Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, who congratulated Jordan.

“On behalf of the City of Hagerstown, I want to congratulate Tia on this success,” Bruchey said.

“The city of Hagerstown is happy to be partners in the scholarship endeavor. Helping qualified students complete their college degrees is important to the overall health of USMH and the city of Hagerstown.” 

Jordan, a Towson University nursing student said, “It is a great honor to be awarded the City of Hagerstown Scholarship.

“It means a lot to me to be recognized for the time and effort I have put into furthering my education. I am very thankful.”

Scholarship recipient Kristen Dick, a recent Hagerstown Community College graduate and incoming Frostburg State University education major, was in attendance with her mother and father.

While her mother, Kathy, talked about how proud she was of her daughter, Dick talked of her ultimate goal.

“This is helping me through school so that I can achieve my goal of becoming a teacher,” she said.

Students awarded the USMH scholarships will receive $2,500 and recipients of the Magnolia Fund scholarships will receive $1,920.

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