Chesapeake Women’s Network Scholarship Awards

The Chesapeake Women’s Network (CWN) of Queen Anne’s County is an organization of professional women that seeks to facilitate enrichment and professional growth through communication, support, and to stimulate business opportunities for professional women in the community. Our main philanthropy is providing scholarships for women over 22 years of age who live in the County and are returning to pursue college degrees.

As a result of the 2009 CWN Scholarship fund raising, the Chesapeake Women’s Network was able to present $6,000 in scholarships to five (5) very deserving women for the 2009-2010 school year. The awards were presented on June 11th at the final CWN event for the year at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC). The 2009 CWN Scholarship recipients are:

Sandra Stewart is a single mother of two, one daughter at home is severely learning disabled is a student at Wye River Upper School. Sandi goes to school full time and works Fridays through Sunday nights flying out of Philadelphia for US Air. She is studying nursing at Chesapeake College where she maintains a 4.0/4.0 GPA and is on the Dean’s List. Sandra is taking an additional classes so she will graduate with a B.S./R.N.

Kelli Iannucci is a married mother of two, ages 9 and 11 years old. She is studying nursing at Johns Hopkins University after completing her Freshman and Sophomore years at Chesapeake College, and plans to graduate with her BS in nursing from Johns Hopkins in May 2010. Keli was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society in November 2007. Her focus now is in pediatric nursing, and she hopes to pursue her Masters degree while she is working as a pediatric nurse.

Lisa Heath is married with five children: 17, 12, 8, 6, 4. Lisa currently works full time as Director of the St. Christopher’s and is studying at Salisbury University for her teaching degree. She anticipates graduating in May 2010, and is consistently on the Dean’s List. She coordinates the QAC Thanksgiving Food Program and the Adopt-A-Bear program at her church parish during the holiday season. Her career goal is to teach elementary school in Queen Anne’s County.

Robin DeMaso is the married mother of two children, 10 and 13. She has been working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Business at various schools as the family has moved, since 1981. Robin works full time at Queen Anne’s County Board of Education. She is planning to graduate from the University of Maryland University College in 2011.

Kimberly Brenner married mother of an 18 year old. After completing two years of core classes at Chesapeake, Kimberly studying of surgical technology part-time at Chesapeake College. A surgical technologist provides patient care before, during and after surgery, prepares the room and equipment for each procedure, assists during surgery, and maintains the equipment used for specific surgical procedures. She works part time in the self storage business.

CWN firmly believes in helping women improve their condition and their future through higher education. We seek to help those women over 22 years of age who need a little help to reach their dream. If you or someone you know could use some financial help in pursuing their college education, please see our website (www.chesapeakewomensnetwork.org) where the 2009-2010 CWN Scholarship will be available for download in early January 2010.

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