Community college transfers awarded scholarships by Saint Martin's College

Friday, May 14, 2004

Lacey - Six students transferring from neighboring community colleges have been awarded scholarships by Saint Martin’s College.

Receiving Trustee Scholarships are:

- Maura Brady, Tenino, who will be graduating from South Puget Sound Community College with a 3.60 grade point average. Brady, who is fluent in American Sign Language, is active with the Deaf Club and deaf culture, the college’s Psychology Club and Phi Theta Kappa honorary. She plans to major in psychology and education at Saint Martin’s. She is the daughter of Hugh and Audrey Brady of Huntington, Conn.

- Edie Stulken, Centralia, who will graduate from Centralia College this spring with a 3.87 grade point average. Stulken is a tutor in the Centralia’s writing center and with the Beyond Parallax Club. She also is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honorary. She plans to major in business at Saint Martin’s. A 1991 graduate of Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho, she is the daughter of Gary Aslett of Columbus, Ohio, and Sherrie Whaley of Wendell, Idaho.

Saint Martin’s Trustee Scholarships are competitive and require that students write an essay and a personal statement, as well as go through an interview with a faculty committee at Saint Martin’s. Scholarship recipients receive $10,000 per year for two years.

Receiving Partners Scholarships are:

- Deborah de la Harpe, Olympia, who is graduating from Centralia College with a 3.96 grade point average and plans to major in psychology. She has been active in Centralia’s honor society and as a tutor. De la Harpe is a 2001 graduate of Rochester High School and is the daughter of Stanley and Deborah Lee Johnson.

- Jennifer Knopp, Tumwater, who is graduating from South Puget Sound Community College. She will enter Saint Martin’s with a 3.90 grade point average and plans to major in psychology. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honorary and the Psychology Club. Knopp graduated in 2002 from Cody High School in Cody, Wyoming. She is the daughter of Richard and Marla Macio of Cody.

- Amy McElliott, Hoquiam, who is graduating from Grays Harbor College with a 3.75 grade point average and plans to major in accounting. She will begin Saint Martin’s in spring term 2005. McElliott is the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth McElliott of Hoquaim and is a 2002 graduate of Wishkah Valley High School.

- Kate Dory, Graham, a 2004 graduate of Pierce College. Dory graduated with a 3.78 grade point average and plans to major in English. A homeschooler, she was active in Home School Band and was an exchange student to Japan. She also is in the Air Force Reserves. She is the daughter of Michael and Colleen Dory of Graham.

Saint Martin’s Trustee Scholarships are awarded to the student with the highest grade point average transferring to Saint Martin’s from Centralia, Gray’s Harbor and SPSCC. Recipients receive $5,000 per year for two years to complete their degree programs.

Saint Martin’s is an independent, Roman Catholic coeducational college founded by the Benedictine Order. About 1,000 students are enrolled on its main campus and about 600 more in programs at the college’s extension campuses at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base and Olympic College.

For more information:
Carleen Jackson
Director, Enrollment Management and Marketing
360-438-44851; carleenj@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Office of communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu