NTID Student Wins $500 Quota Scholarship




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Jasmine Oregel of Santa Ana, Calif., a student at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, has received a $500 International Scholarship from Quota International. The award recognizes Oregelís scholastic achievements as well as her community involvement.

Oregel, a Computer-Aided Drafting Technology student at NTID, is camp coordinator and public relations director of Alpha Sigma Theta Sorority. She also plays basketball for the Deaf Association league.

Quota International, founded in 1919 as the first international womenís service organization, links members of all ages, occupations, and nationalities in a worldwide network of service and friendship. Quotaís membership today includes men as well as women in clubs in North America, South America, the South Pacific, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.

RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. RIT is home to NTID, where more than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RITís Rochester, N.Y., campus. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nationís leading comprehensive universities.

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