Saint Martin’s announces 2010 Linda Fletcher Scholarship Winner

November 9, 2010

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University recently announced this year’s recipient of the Linda Fletcher Memorial Scholarship. Junior Crisstine A. Comparoni will receive $2,500. Comparoni is 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 McChord and Fort Lewis, now recognized as Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM).

Saint Martin’s University first awarded the scholarship in the 2002-2003 academic year. There have been eleven recipients since its inception. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students making progress toward a baccalaureate degree at Saint Martin’s University’s JBLM extension programs. Students apply for the scholarship and a committee selects the recipients. The scholarship recipients 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 program students 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 JBLM 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 22 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 extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.