CECH Scholarship Recipients

Each year CECH provides scholarships to a myriad of exceptional undergraduate and graduate students. We applaud their efforts and acknowledge their hard work for working towards their degree. In all they have done to earn their scholarship awards, none of this would’ve been possible without the support of our many donors who invests in our students with the hope they’ll continue beyond any success they could hope to achieve.


Regan Connors – First-Year, Transition and Access Program

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Growing up in Mason, OH as the second of eleven children, Regan Connors is accustomed to a tight-knit community. That has not changed during his freshman year at the Transition and Access Program (TAP) at CECH. Housed within the School of Education, TAP provides a four-year college education for students with mild to moderate intellectual or developmental disabilities. TAP embraces the University of Cincinnati’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here, making a positive impact on the world through the promotion of diversity and inclusion.

For Regan, the “TAP into the Future” scholarship, established last year by donors Brian & Elizabeth Burress, has been incredibly impactful. “Thank you for creating a scholarship for students within the TAP program. It makes me feel very appreciated that you think I worked hard at my job, and therefore, you think I deserved earning a scholarship.

Regan hopes this scholarship can help propel him to a career in either the sports world or the great outdoors, and he is well on his way to achieving that dream. “I think it would be good for you to know that I earned the Dean’s list for the fall semester… I’m really enjoying living independently in the dorm, getting involved with clubs, and attending UC sports.

Like all students, Regan is working hard to persevere through the adversity presented by the COVID-19 crisis, but one driving force to keep him motivated is his CECH scholarship. “I want you to know that I’m going to use this [scholarship] as motivation to keep working hard and to prove to you and everybody else that I earned this.

Congratulations, Regan!  


Lauren Swaidner - Graduate Student, Educational Leadership

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Aya! Mihi neewe” (Hello! Many thanks). That is the message, delivered loud and clear from Lauren Swaidner, upon learning of her receipt of the Dr. Nancy Evers Educational Leadership Award. As an enrolled member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Lauren’s journey to CECH was a winding one, but she could not be more thrilled to be here.

I graduated in 2013 from Miami University. Upon graduating, I joined Teach for America—South Dakota and was placed on the incredible Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation. In South Dakota, I taught for 5 years.

After our 5 years on the reservation, my husband and I made the decision to move back closer to home so that our son would grow up near family. Currently, we live in Columbus, where I am in my second year as the Director of Scholar Life at United Preparatory Academy—State St.”

As an experienced teacher and young administrator, the Nancy Evers Education Leadership Award is a perfect fit for Lauren. “This scholarship will allow me to continue to pursue my Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in principal leadership. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for this opportunity. It is a true honor to be receiving this award. I will strive to represent the ideals and values that Dr. Evers left behind in [her] many years in education. Mihi neewe for [her] service and impact on the field of education, and mihi neewe for the Dr. Evers Educational Leadership Award.

Congratulations, Lauren!


Jalela Jallaq – Third-Year, Criminal Justice

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Originally from Columbus, OH, Jalela Jallaq was interested in attending UC to follow in the footsteps of her mother, and alumnae. Beyond that, she was drawn to CECH by the reputation of the School of Criminal Justice. Now, three years into her college experience, she has been awarded the scholarship established by the school’s driving force for over 30 year, Dr. Edward Latessa.

"Dr. Latessa, I would like to personally thank you for your generous scholarship. As a full-time college student, working two jobs, involved in extracurricular activities, and paying my own tuition, it is so meaningful to me to receive financial support in order to help me focus on being a student.”

After graduating with her degree from UC, Jalela plans to attend law school, and work on behalf of incarcerated inmates. This passion stems from a recent internship with the Washington, DC Corrections Information Council. “We helped inmates find the tools and resources they needed to navigate their reentry into society. We went to the DC jail and met with inmates to discuss questions, comments, or concerns they had. I also went to FCI Hazelton Prison and interviewed inmates about their conditions and treatment. Once we collected all the feedback, we thought of solutions for improving the conditions and presented them to the board of the prison. This scholarship is very meaningful to me because it allows for me to have the finical support towards my education as well as towards experiences like my internship. I am so grateful for the financial support of my education.”

Congratulations, Jalela!


Corin Manning – First-Year, Information Technology/Software Development

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As a first-year student, Corin Manning has jumped into her college experience with both feet! Hailing from Cleveland, OH, Corin is a Darwin T. Turner scholar and now the proud recipient of the Nabila Hassan Honorary Scholarship, established by the Director of the School of IT, Dr. Hazem Said.

Thank you so much for your generous award. This definitely will help me continue on my Information Technology Software Development path at UC. It is an honor to be a recipient of this scholarship established by Dr. Said.”

Beyond her scholarship, Corin is actively involved both on an off campus as a volunteer with Bearcat Coders as an IT mentor, the Center for Community Engagement, Women in Technology, the NAACP and NSBE (National Society for Black Engineers). She also participated in the RevolutionUC Hackathon, and has earned membership in Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Beyond these accomplishments, Corin is already looking toward the future. “My long-term goal is to be a Web Developer and IT Entrepreneur. I hope to work toward improving the lack of diversity in the STEM community. I will introduce others to a STEM-based future by creating a community program and teaching coding classes. I want to be a living example that shows being a successful minority female in STEM is possible and provide resources for students to accomplish their goals. I expect to sponsor a scholarship that supports young people on their STEM path to success and help keep them there.”

Congratulations, Corin!


Gretchen Shisler - Fourth-Year, Health Promotion and Education

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Working hard in the CECH Dean's office and heading into her fourht year as a student in the Health Promotion and Education program,  the Phoenix Scholarship couldn’t be more meaningful to Gretchen Shisler.  

“Thank you very much for the Phoenix Scholarship—it is greatly appreciated. College is expensive and this scholarship will allow me focus on my education and worry less about the financial burden.”  

Gretchen is the President of Eta Sigma Gamma, an honor society for students in the Health Promotion and Education program. She is also a regular volunteer at the St. George Food Pantry. Upon graduation, Gretchen’s goals and aspirations is nothing less than inspiring.  

 “After I graduate, my plan is to get my Master of Public Health, specializing in Global Health. With my degree, my goal is to work in low-income countries to help provide affordable, accessible, and life-saving vaccines to communities in need.”  

Congratulations Gretchen!

All Scholarship Recipients

Our Students
Recipient Name Degree Program Scholarship Name
Rasha Adwani        Middle Childhood Education     Rollman Memorial Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship (Henry & Hattie M. Rollman) & Sarah T. Hale Memorial Scholarships
Lucia Aleman Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Kiley Allen Early Childhood Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Ariel Anand Literacy & Second Language Studies Chester Laine Graduate Student Scholarship & Mary Louise Schroth Graduate Scholarships
Pypar Atkins Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Scholarship 
Tricia Ault Criminal Justice Clara M. Van Hart Scholarship
Hyojin Bae Secondary Education Bryson Endowed Scholarship
Jami Baker Special Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Catherine Barach Secondary Education Mary Louise Schroth Undergraduate Scholarship 
Brooklyn Barker Early Childhood Education - Online Carolyn C. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship
Sara Barnes Information Technology Clara M. Van Hart Scholarship
Megan Bastin Middle Childhood Education Sarah Blank Greenholz Scholarship 
Marie Beattie Special Education Sarah A. Moses Special Education Scholarship
Lillian Bedell Criminal Justice Helen M. Fulton Scholarship
Maria Beeler Criminal Justice Helen M. Fulton Scholarship
Andrew Benson Educational Studies Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship
Savannah Berlin Special Education Virginia and Eugene Ruehlmann Scholarship in Education
Arielle Berry Early Childhood Education Pearl M. Wright Award, Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship, Sarah Garrison Skidmore
Sierra Bird Early Childhood Education Theresa K Kirby Scholarship
Kennedy Bohannan Criminal Justice Delta Mu Delta Scholarship 
Morgan Boldt Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Nick Bosse Middle Childhood Education Miriam Kemp Niederhauser
Scholarship 
Jordan Braswell Early Childhood Education The Elizabeth Holmes Shelton & CECH Dean's Scholarships
Dane Brater Secondary Education Graduate Studies Mary Louise Schroth Graduate Scholarship 
Kathleena Braun Health Promotion & Education Helen L. Coops Endowment
Keisha Brown Educational Leadership Dr. Nancy Evers Educational Leadership Award
Derek Brown Sport Administration Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship Fund
Emma Brueneman Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Mackenzie Criminal Justice The Sam Harris and Family Scholarship 
Abigail Bruns Early Childhood Education Julia B. Champlain Scholarship
Taylor Caldwell Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Claire Chillinsky Early Childhood Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Ashton Cobb Criminal Justice Clara M. Van Hart Scholarship
Moriah Coman Early Childhood Education Jeanette Bertram Chapman Scholarship, Pearl M. Wright, Sarah Garrison Skidmore Award
Robin Courts Secondary Education Mary Louise Schroth Undergraduate Scholarship 
Heather Craw Substance Abuse Counseling  Joseph Jaeger Memorial Scholarship
Amber Cristofaro Early Childhood Education - Online Carolyn C. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship
Seth Cross Information Technology Helen M. Fulton Scholarship
Allison Dachenhaus Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Scholarship
Haleigh Dehn Secondary Education John C. Bryant Scholarship
Andrew Dickson Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Kayla Dozier Early Childhood Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Kennedy Duncan Early Childhood Education Jeanette Bertram Chapman Scholarship
Tammy Durr Early Childhood Education - Online Holstrom Family Early Childhood
Rachel D'Wolf Special Education Clarence & Marie Hunter Scholarship
Cheghali Elkhalili Information Technology Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Elaine Feldman Secondary Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Sydney Frederick Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Amanda French Middle Childhood Education CECH Annual Fund
Abigail Fryman Special Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Queylah-Meichelle Gaines Middle Childhood Education Delta Kappa Gamma Raschig-Greenholz & Miriam Kemp Niederhauser Scholarships
Marcella Galla Criminal Justice Viola D. McComas Scholarship Fund
Heather Gerken Curriculum & Instruction Mary Louise Schroth Graduate Scholarship 
Marisa Gillam Early Childhood Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Carmen Gioffre Early Childhood Education Jeanette Bertram Chapman Scholarship
Alexis Glover Information Technology Worldpay Scholarship
Mason Goins Secondary Education Bryson Endowed Scholarship
Amos Goodwin Jr. Early Childhood Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker & The Ellen Peters and Wayne A. Rich Scholarships
Danielle Graham Educational Studies Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial  & Grooms Scholarships
Alexis Grannen Special Education Virginia and Eugene Ruehlmann Scholarship in Education
Lauren Grimes Educational Leadership Dr. Nancy Evers Educational Leadership Award
Julia Gutermuth Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Abbie Hahn Special Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Erika Haines Special Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Sarah Haines Human Development & Community Engagement Phoenix Scholarship
Caroline Hakel Early Childhood Education Pearl M. Wright Award, Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship, Sarah Garrison Skidmore
Hannah Harr Secondary Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Kendra Harrison Paralegal Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Emily Hart Early Childhood Education Jeanette Bertram Chapman Scholarship
Lauryn Hartley Middle Childhood Education Audrey Dick Memorial Scholarship
Christopher Hartman Secondary Education Education Alumnal Scholarship & Josephine F. & Justin A. Rollman Scholarship Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship
Abigail Heck Early Childhood Education Margaret G. McKim Memorial Award
Jessica Hemmerle Secondary Education David Naylor Scholarship & Josephine F. & Justin A. Rollman Scholarship Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship
Yvonne Hickey Early Childhood Education - Online Carolyn C. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship
Ella Holtz Special Education Clarence & Marie Hunter Scholarship
Jenia Howard Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Olivia Hudgins Early Childhood Education Margaret G. McKim Memorial Award
Stephanie Humphrey Early Childhood Education - Online Carolyn C. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship
Andrew Irwin Secondary Education James P. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship & Josephine F. & Justin A. Rollman Scholarship Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship
Jade Jacobs Health Promotion & Education Helen L. Coops Endowment
Maren Jados Middle Childhood Education Sarah Blank Greenholz Scholarship 
Lauren Jaeger Criminal Justice Mendel & Martha Sherman Scholarship Fund
Jalela Jallaq Criminal Justice The Jean Gary Memorial Scholarship Fund
Victoria Jansing Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Hedieh Javan Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Roxanne Jennings Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Faryn Johnson Early Childhood Education - Online Early Childhood Development (BINGO fund)
Ryley Jones Health Promotion & Education Helen L. Coops Endowment
Maya Jones Criminal Justice Whiting Scholarship
Bevin Judge Criminal Justice Iona McClain Scholarship
Luke Justice Criminal Justice Mendel & Martha Sherman Scholarship Fund
Novyle Kanooz Information Technology Nabila Hassan Honorary Scholarship
Caitlyn Karnes Secondary Education Mary Louise Schroth Undergraduate Scholarship 
Miranda Kauffman Secondary Education Graduate Studies Mary Louise Schroth Graduate Scholarship 
Molly Kell Early Childhood Education - Online Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship 
Magdelana Kelley Special Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Myracle Kendrick Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship & The Ellen Peters and Wayne A. Rich Scholarship
Jocelyn Kennedy Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Sydney King Special Education Gen-1 Judith Mause Scholarship
Daniel King Substance Abuse Counseling  Whiting Scholarship
Dayna Kirk Early Childhood Education - Online Early Childhood Development (BINGO fund)
Kristin Knull Secondary Education Mary Louise Schroth Undergraduate Scholarship
Joseph Frederick Kroger Secondary Education Josephine F. & Justin A. Rollman Scholarship Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship
Riley Kuether Special Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Fernando Laboy Substance Abuse Counseling  The Stuart Graham Vayo Scholarship & Whiting Scholarship 
Chase Lambrinides Information Technology Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Mara Lance Special Education Jessica Nicole Galley Memorial Scholarship & Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Bethany Lange Early Childhood Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Madison Lankheit Human Development & Community Engagement Phoenix Scholarship
Emma Lanning Human Development & Community Engagement Phoenix Scholarship
Noah Lawson Early Childhood Education Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship
Samantha Leaver Early Childhood Education Frances A. Kemp Scholarship
Wayne Lecky Information Technology Mendel & Martha Sherman Scholarship
Alyssa Lee Criminal Justice Education Alumnal Scholarship &The Francis T. Cullen Criminal Justice Scholarships
Grace Lefton Criminal Justice Robert M. Fleming Scholarship 
Marissa Leinen Secondary Education Louise Stevenson Foster Memorial Fund
Daniel Leone Criminal Justice Whiting Scholarship
Dasia Lewis Early Childhood Education Alfred J. Ciani Memorial Scholarship & Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarships
Max Lewis Special Education Dr. Nancy R. Hamant Scholarship
Nickolas Lieb Criminal Justice J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship
Jacquelyn Lienesch Special Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Olivia Liljestrand Criminal Justice Clara M. Van Hart Scholarship
Zachary Little Secondary Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Melinda Luegering Early Childhood Education - Online Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship 
Carla Luevano School Psychology Meagan Toothmann Outstanding Student in Educational Psychology Award
Kaitlyn Mahaffy Criminal Justice Iona McClain Scholarship
Katie Makin Early Childhood Education Pearl M. Wright Award, Sarah Garrison Skidmore
Samantha Mandzak Special Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker  & William & Eleanor Bauer Scholarships
Corin Manning Information Technology Nabila Hassan Honorary Scholarship
Si-Asia Martin Criminal Justice Clara M. Van Hart Scholarship
Emily Mason Special Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Tara McAlea Human Development & Community Engagement Phoenix Scholarship
Jennifer McCullough Paralegal Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Michael McQuade Information Technology Thomas & Sandra Houpt Endowed Scholarship
Kevin McSherry Criminal Justice J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship
Natalie Meredith Criminal Justice Edward and Amelia Latessa Memorial 
Nicholas Merk Secondary Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Kaleab Michael Information Technology Gen-1 Judith Mause Scholarship
Hellman Michael Curriculum & Instruction Mary Louise Schroth Graduate & Leith Memorial Scholarships
Naomi Miller Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Jack Moreland Criminal Justice Helen M. Fulton Scholarship
Camryn Morrow Human Development & Community Engagement Phoenix Scholarship
Umer Muhammad Information Technology Education Alumnal Scholarship & Thomas & Sandra Houpt Endowed Scholarship
Zachary Murphy Information Technology Reginald Wilkinson Scholarship
Alexandra Nagy Middle Childhood Education Grace E. Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Trisha Niekamp Early Childhood Education - Online Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship 
Abigail Nunley Middle Childhood Education Sarah Blank Greenholz Scholarship 
Hannah Oak Early Childhood Education Frances A. Kemp Scholarship
Samuel Overkamp Secondary Education Graduate Studies Mary Louise Schroth Graduate Scholarship 
Gabriel Parsons Sport Administration Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Tim Pattern Information Technology Robert Schlemmer Scholarship
Reece Pawlowicz Health Promotion & Education Phoenix Scholarship 
Samantha Pederson Substance Abuse Counseling  Loraine E. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship
Samantha Pellock Early Childhood Education Frances A. Kemp Scholarship
Zachary Pennington Secondary Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Margaret Perkins Educational Leadership Dr. Nancy Evers Educational Leadership Award
Jackson Petrich Sport Administration Loraine E. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship
Emma Phillips Middle Childhood Education Audrey Dick Memorial Scholarship
Alexia Pickens Middle Childhood Education Rollman Memorial Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship (Henry & Hattie M. Rollman)
Jenny Poling Early Childhood Education - Online Early Childhood Development (BINGO fund)
Danielle Poor Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Hayley Powers Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Calvin Proffit Criminal Justice Donald W. Ritter Scholarship 
Ethan Putt Information Technology Thomas & Sandra Houpt Endowed Scholarship
Payton Quintilian Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Emma Rader Information Technology Mary Jo Maher Memorial Scholarship
Meghan Reist Middle Childhood Education Audrey Dick Memorial Scholarship
Nicole Rhoads Criminal Justice Mendel & Martha Sherman Scholarship Fund
David Rich Sport Administration Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship Fund
Ross Richter Secondary Education Mary Louise Schroth Undergraduate Scholarship 
Ali Riggs Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Anne Roberts Substance Abuse Counseling  Education Alumnal Scholarship & Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship
Jordan Robertson Early Childhood Education Constance I Macleod Scholarship
Alexander Robinson Information Technology Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship
Kaylin Roessler Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Trevor Rupert Criminal Justice The Engel Family Scholarship Fund
Gaston Rush Sport Administration Loraine E. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship
Megan Sarley Early Childhood Education Frances A. Kemp Scholarship
Jenna Sauer Middle Childhood Education Audrey Dick Memorial Scholarship
Grace Schmidt Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Lillian Schott Information Technology Mary Jo Maher Memorial Scholarship
Heather Schwarzman Criminal Justice J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship
Corinne Scott Criminal Justice Clara M. Van Hart Scholarship
Joshua Scott Secondary Education James P. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship &Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Margaret Scripps Health Promotion & Education Helen L. Coops Endowment
Adrian Seibert Early Childhood Education - Online Early Childhood Development (BINGO fund)
Sukhraj Sekhon Information Technology Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Shawna Shinkle Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Gretchen Shisler Health Promotion & Education Phoenix Scholarship 
Savannah Siebenburgen Early Childhood Education Anne G. Dorsey Scholarship
Gianni Signorino Sport Administration Loraine E. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship
Chloe Sillanpaa Special Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Lillian Sims Curriculum & Instruction Lillian C. Sherman & Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarships
Ashley Singleton Early Childhood Education - Online Early Childhood Development (BINGO fund)
Sarah Slager Early Childhood Education Anne G. Dorsey Scholarship
Karoline Smith Secondary Education CECH General Fund Scholarship 
Adrianna Smith Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Mary Snook Information Technology Worldpay Scholarship & Nabila Hassan Honorary Scholarship
Mariam Soliman Middle Childhood Education Miriam Kemp Niederhauser
Scholarship 
Jessica Stacy Substance Abuse Counseling  Pheonix Scholarship
Jada Stanforth Sport Administration Loraine E. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Starcevic Secondary Education Mary Louise Schroth Undergraduate Scholarship 
McKenna Stephenson Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Chaz Stump Special Education Virginia and Eugene Ruehlmann Scholarship in Education
Lauren Swaidner Educational Leadership Dr. Nancy Evers Educational Leadership Award
Alexander Szekely Sport Administration Whiting Scholarship
Taryn Taleff Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Gerald Taylor IV Information Technology Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship
Londa Thomas Early Childhood Education - Online Early Childhood Development (BINGO fund)
Elsheika Thompson Curriculum & Instruction Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship 
Macy Tischler Early Childhood Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
McKensie Vallely Middle Childhood Education Audrey Dick Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Veeneman Secondary Education James P. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship & Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
James Vogel Curriculum & Instruction Ida J. Nolte-Cornelison & Florence E. Nolte Endowment
Lauren Volzer Sport Administration Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Mary Wagner Early Childhood Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Lydia Ware Early Childhood Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Kara Warner Early Childhood Education - Online Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship 
Laura Warner Early Childhood Education - Online Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship 
Camille Watren Early Childhood Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship, Pearl M. Wright Award, Sarah Garrison Skidmore
Ava Watts Early Childhood Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship
Ryan Weaver Secondary Education Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship 
Kayla Webb Middle Childhood Education Audrey Dick Memorial Scholarship
Malloree Weber Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Brittany Webster Paralegal Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship
Jil Welch Early Childhood Education - Online Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship 
Alyssa Whatley Criminal Justice Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Jessie King Memorial Fund
Seth White Information Technology Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship
Morgan Widdoes Early Childhood Education Anne G. Dorsey & Grace Anna Fry Scholarships
Akua Wilson Criminal Justice Whiting Scholarship
Charity Winburn Curriculum & Instruction Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship 
Andrew Wingo Middle Childhood Education Rollman Memorial Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship (Henry & Hattie M. Rollman)
Emily Wolf Early Childhood Education Frances A. Kemp & Anne G. Dorsey Scholarships
Kilee Wolfe Special Education Clarence & Marie Hunter Scholarship
Lauren Wood Educational Leadership Dr. Nancy Evers Educational Leadership Award
Rachel Yee Health Promotion & Education Helen L. Coops Endowment
Hannah Young Early Childhood Education Theresa K. Kirby Scholarship
Dahlia Zack Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Emma Zahneis Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Emma Zemba Early Childhood Education Ruth Haskell Keller Scholarship
Hannah Zylka Middle Childhood Education Sarah Blank Greenholz Scholarship 

Scholarship Donors

Elizabeth Holmes Shelton – Donor, The Elizabeth Holmes Shelton Scholarship Endowment Fund

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Elizabeth Shelton has dedicated her life to education. Shelton attended the University of Cincinnati in the early 1970’s and attained both her bachelors and master’s degrees in the School of Education at CECH. After graduation she went on to teach for 15 years in Cincinnati Public School district before moving to Racine, WI, where she resides today.

Shelton has long been a donor to CECH, but in 2015 she decided to take her philanthropy a step further by establishing the Elizabeth Holmes Shelton Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship supports students in the School of Education, and is geared toward those with financial need. 

“A highlight of my life has been providing scholarships to top students who plan to be educators.”

For the past several years, Shelton has made a special trip to meet her scholarship recipient. “I now live in Racine, Wisconsin and for the past three years I have enjoyed driving down to Cincinnati to be present when they are presenting the scholarships to the students. Last year what made it extra special was when I got to meet and to get to know the students and even the parents. The two students that I gave the scholarship keep in touch with pictures and e-mails. I keep our picture that was taken at the ceremony in a special place in my house.”

Donors like Elizabeth are the driving force behind our scholarships, and we are inspired each and every day by their selfless generosity and support of our students.

“What memorable experiences I’ve had, and I do hope to continue these scholarships in [support of] promising educators and their futures.”

Scholarship Donors

Scholarships and Donors
Scholarship Name Donor Names
Alfred Ciani Memorial Scholarhsip Lesley Ciani
Anne G. Dorsey Scholarship Robert Dorsey
Audrey J. Dick Memorial Scholarship   Julie Bodnar
Bryson Endowed Scholarship  Ralph Bryson, PhD
Carolyn C. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship Carolyn Bruckmann
CECH Gen-1 Judith Mause Scholarship The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Hale, Jr./US Bank Foundation, Judith Mause
Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship Sandra Case
Criminal Justice Scholarship  Susan Bourk, Michael Benson, PhD
David Naylor Scholarship  Mary Naylor
Donald A. Ritter Scholarship Paul and Madeline Ritter-Kesel
Dr. Nancy A. Evers Educational Leadership Scholarship Nancy Evers, PhD, Ann Millacci, EdD
Dr. Nancy R. Hamant Scholarship  Nancy Hamant, EdD
Dr. Sarah T. Hale Memorial Scholarship George Hale, Valerie Hale, MD
Education Alumnal Scholarship  James and Carolyn Bruckmann, Joel McCray, Caesar and Anne Santangelo
Edward and Amelia Latessa Memorial Scholarship  Edward Latessa, PhD
Elizabet Holmes Shelton Scholarship Elizabeth Shelton
Ellen Pease Sole Scholarship Ellen Sole
Ellen Peters and Wayne A. Rich Scholarship Wayne Rich, Jr. Col. (Ret.)
Engel Family Scholarship Robin Engel, PhD
Francis T. Cullen Criminal Justice Scholarship Francis Cullen, PhD
Holstrom Family Early Childhood Learning Community Scholarship Lisa Holstrom, EdD
Iona McClain Scholarship  Andrea McClain, William and Janet Copeland II
J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship J. Edgar Hoover Foundation
James P. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship  James Bruckmann
Jean Gary Memorial Scholarship Colleagues & Friends of Jean Gary
Jeanette Bertram Chapman Scholarship Judythe Huston
Jessica Nichole Galley Memorial Scholarship  Ron and Leslie Galley, Evelyn Altherr
John C. Bryant Scholarship John Bryant, PhD
Joseph Jaeger Memorial Scholarship Janet Graden, PhD
Josephine F. & Justin A. Rollman Scholarship Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship Eric Musekamp, George Musekamp III
Meagan Toothmann Outstanding Student in Educational Psychology Award Timothy and Melissa Oakley
Mendel and Martha Sherman Endowment Scholarship  Thomas Sherman
Mildred Gieringer Bauer Scholarship Nicholas Bauer
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Jessie King, Sr. Memorial Scholarship  Joseph King, Jr., EdD
Nabila Hassan Honorary Scholarship Award Hazem Said, PhD, James Scott, Abdou Fall
Phoenix Scholarship Award Nelson Vincent, EdD
Reginal Wilkinson Scholarship  Reginald Wilkinson, EdD
Robert E. Schlemmer Scholarship Ellen Jane Jozoff
Rollman Memorial Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship (Henry & Hattie M. Rollman) Eric Musekamp, George Musekamp III
Stuart Graham Vayo Scholarship  Shelly Harkness, PhD
TAP into the Future Scholarship Brian and Elizabeth Burress
The Sam Harris and Family Scholarship Joanne Harris
The Sarah Garrison Skidmore Scholarship Gerald and Sarah Skidmore
Thomas and Sandra Houpt Endowd Scholarship  Tom and Sandra Houpt
Virginia and Eugene Ruehlmann Scholarship in Education Virginia Wiltse, Andrea Cornett
William and Eleanor Bauer Scholarship Anne Bauer, EdD
Worldpay Scholarship Charles Druckner, Rich Hill