Saint Martin's announces Linda Fletcher Scholarship winners
December 14, 2009
Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University
recently announced this year’s recipients of the Linda Fletcher Memorial
Scholarship. Senior Krystal M. Lucero and junior Noemi Salinas Cagatin
will each receive $2,500. Both Ms. Lucero and Ms. Cagatin are studying
psychology at Saint Martin’s extension campuses.
The scholarship is named after Linda Fletcher, a
beloved and longtime employee at Saint Martin’s University. Ms. Fletcher
passed away April 11, 2001 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was
known for her devotion to the field of education and her faith. She had
worked for the University for seven years, starting as the director of
the Fort Lewis extension campus and later becoming the director of
military programs for both McCord and Fort Lewis.
Saint Martin’s University first awarded the
scholarship in the 2002-2003 academic year. There have been nine
recipients since its inception. The scholarship is awarded to
undergraduate students making progress toward a baccalaureate degree at
Saint Martin’s military base extension programs. Students apply for the
scholarship and a committee selects the recipients. These students
should exhibit the characteristics that Ms. Fletcher valued and
exhibited in making a difference in the lives of others.
“It was Linda’s dream to reward students who
exhibited the special characteristics that are a part of the Saint
Martin’s mission as well as helping make Saint Martin’s University’s
extension programs a special community of learners,” said Cruz Arroyo,
director of extension campuses.
For more information about the Linda Fletcher
Memorial Scholarship or programs of study at Saint Martin’s extension
campuses, contact Cruz Arroyo at
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension
campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base,
Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.
For additional information:
Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of Communications & Marketing