COLA Connections Newsletter: Summer 2017

Endowed Scholarship Awards

Each year, the College of Liberal Arts identifies exceptional students to honor with awards from the College’s established scholarship funds.  We would like to congratulate those who were selected for the following awards:

  • Leo F. & Mary Smith Endowed Scholarship supports graduate students enrolled in College of Liberal Arts Master of Science programs. Dr. Smith served RIT from 1939-1972, while Mrs. Smith was an active member of the RIT Women’s Club and the RIT Women’s Council. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Science, Technology & Public Policy) and Karie Neale (Criminal Justice) were selected as this year’s recipients.   
  • Matthew Sullivan Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Matt Sullivan, a 1997 graduate of the Criminal Justice program. It aims to help other CJ students complete their education. Delaney Beckhorn was selected for this year’s award.
  • Harold J. & Florence K. Weisberg Endowed Scholarship is a gift from the Weisberg family aimed at supporting a student with an interest in music and/or the performing arts.  Delany Beckhorn (Criminal Justice) was selected to receive this year’s award.
  • Ruth M. & Brackett H. Clark Scholarship supports students who wish to accept professionally valuable co-ops and internships that do not include sufficient levels of financial support.

Billy Narvaez (Psychology) was selected for his internship at Camp Akeela where he will be a Counselor.

Jaleesa Panico (Criminal Justice & Psychology) was selected for her internship with the US Consular Agency in Genoa, Italy.

Casira Copes (Advertising & PR) was selected for her internship with the Council on International Educational Exchange in London, England. 

Yusuf Ozan (International & Global Studies) was selected for his internship with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division.

Sam Williamson (Criminal Justice) was selected for her internship with the Sheila Kothavala Institute for the Deaf in Bangalore, India.

Annabella Kajtezovic (Psychology) was awarded for her leadership roles in Student Government, acting as Senator for COLA, and participating in the Student Advisory Board.

Julia Provenzano (International & Global Studies) was awarded for her leadership roles in Spanish Club and a Society of Women Engineers research team.

Alessandra Santarosa (Political Science) was awarded for her leadership roles in College Democrats, New Student Orientation, Year One, the Peer Mentor program, the Student Advisory Board and the Political Science club.

  • Jon L. & Jessie N. Roberts Endowed Scholarship in Performing Arts provides tuition assistance to students who contribute significantly to the performing arts at RIT and who are enrolled in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering or the College of Science. Kimberly Bernetski (Electrical Engineering) was selected to receive this year’s award.
  • Language Science & Computational Linguistics Student Excellence Award went to Douglas Gliner, Benjamin Meyers, and Preethi Vaidyanathan