A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, June 11, 1998 Page 9
Rotary Club of Westfield Announces Winners Of Annual Scholarships During Luncheon
The Rotary Club of Westfield held its annual Scholarship luncheon on Tuesday, at which time it was announced that 49 students had been awarded scholarships totaling $85,000 for the forthcoming year by the organization.
Twenty- two of the recipients are June graduates of Westfield High School; 25 are students now attending various colleges, and two will be entering law school.
The awards were presented at the Rotary Club meeting held at the Westfield YMCA, at which the award winners were guests for lunch.
The scholarships awarded this year bring to 1,271 the total number of grants given since the inception of Rotary's scholarship program, according to club spokesman Robert M. Read. The financial aid given during the 58 years of the program totals $1,291,950.
Recipients of the awards were selected primarily on the basis of financial need, although consideration was also given to character, leadership, community service and academic achievement.
The Rotary Scholarship Committee is chaired by Stanley A. Kaslusky, the Vice President of the Club, and committee members include Diana L. Taylor, Roger D. Love, Estelle Lord, Mark Zenobia and Mr. Read. James Coventry, Treasurer Emeritus of the Rotary Club, is also an exofficio member of the Scholarship Committee.
Two four- year Wallace grants, which are administered through the Westfield Foundation, each in the amount of $10,000, were awarded to Anisha Ambardar and Benjamin R. Siegel.
Anisha has been accepted at Stanford University and at present has not decided upon her major. Benjamin will be attending the University of Indiana, where he will major in music.
A one- year grant of $2,500, given in honor of Mr. Coventry, who is retiring from the Rotary Club, was awarded to Corinne B. Liebrich. She will attend American University, where she plans to major in communications.
Two additional one- year grants, each in the amount of $2,500, were awarded to Tracy- Lynn Masino and Michael J. McCabe. Tracy plans to attend the College of St. Elizabeth and will major in psychology. Michael will attend St. Joseph College and at present has not decided on a major.
One- year grants, each in the amount of $2,000, were awarded to the following students who will graduate from Westfield High School on June 18:
Alice M. Kelman, who has been accepted at Brown University, where she plans to major in engineering; Brianne Dowd, who will attend the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, majoring in Fashion Design, and Rory D. Suggs, who plans to attend Morehouse College as a prelaw major.
One- year grants of $1,000 were awarded to each of the following June graduates at Westfield High School:
Pamela Lygate, who has been ac cepted at Rutgers University and will
major in biology; Jennifer Bianchi, who will attend Muhlenberg College, where she will major in radiology, and Andrew W. Zachar, who has been accepted at Furman University, where he will major in business. In addition, Jennifer was awarded a Linda Read Memorial grant of $500.
Also receiving one- year grants of $1,000 were Genghis Niver, who will study biology at the University of California at Berkeley; Michelle Meyn, who has been accepted at Gettysburg College as an engineering major; Suzanne M. Vinegra, who will major in business at Fairfield University, and Shannon Wagner who has been accepted at the University of Delaware as a pre- dental major.
The Georgiana F. Pollack one- year grant of $2,000 was awarded to Christina Ho, who will attend Brandeis University and will major in communications.
The Dodd one- year grant of $1,000 was awarded to Carolyn Swenson, who has been accepted at the University of Delaware, where she plans to major in science, and a one- year grant of $1,000, given in memory of Maria
Sweeney, was awarded to Eun Sung Ho, who has been accepted at Cornell University, where he will major in engineering.
One- year grants in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to Thomas Coraggio, who will attend Union County College and major in music, to Timothy E. O'Shea, 3rd, who has been accepted at Syracuse University, where he plans to pursue a career in broadcasting, and to Victoria Nusse, who has been accepted at the College of New Jersey, where she will major in biology.
The following grants were awarded to Westfield High School graduates who are now attending college. The one- year Charles Bailey grant of $2,000, given by the Bailey family in memory of the former Westfield Mayor, was awarded to Anne Van Cort, who will be a sophomore at Harvey Mudd College.
The two Harry Sturke one- year grants, each for $2,000, were awarded to Alex Taner, a communications major at Syracuse University, and to Jason Yarusi, who is attending Lehigh University but has yet to declare a major.
One- year grants of $2,000 each were awarded to Jeremy Korchak, who is attending Roger Williams College as a biology major, to Alonzo Vargas, who is studying film production at New York University, and to Dora Sugar, a biology major at Dartmouth College.
These grants were also presented to Luis Dacosta, a mathematics major at Rutgers University, to Krista Matteo, who is attending Central Florida Community College and has not declared a major, and to Maria Woehr, a journalism major at Brown University.
Megan Renart, who has completed her first year at Hobart College, where she is majoring in English; Alexia Burnett, majoring in Biology at Cornell University, and Kate Irwin, a communications major at New Hampshire University, were each awarded one- year grants of $1,500.
Other Westfield High School graduates now in college received
one- year grants of $1,000. They include twin siblings Laura and William Sweeney, both attending Colgate University, where Laura is studying biology and William is majoring in geology, and Cristin Luck, a sophomore at Boston University, where she is majoring in art history.
The grants were also awarded to Gregory May, who is attending Syracuse University as an information management and technology major, to Andrew McCabe, majoring in mathematics at Cornell University, to Catherine Jordan, attending the University of Virginia, where she is majoring in psychology, and to Lisa Tobelmann, who is a pre- veterinary major at Houghton College.
One- year grants of $1,000 were also awarded to the following Westfield High School graduates now attending college: Kate Diggory, majoring in elementary education at Messiah College; Jana Zeljkovic, presently an engineering major at Brown University, and to Paul Campanie, now attending Rutgers University and majoring in history.
Grants were also awarded to Eliza beth Bucciarelli, who is enrolled in
the nursing program at Union County College, to Christine Liebrich, a psychology major at the University of Delaware, and to Laura Van Wyck who is an international science major at American University.
The two Robert and Winifred Read Law Scholarships, each for one year in the amount of $750, were awarded to Sarah Biren and Scott Moss. Both recipients will be first year law students.
Although Sarah has been accepted at seven law schools, she has not yet decided which one she will attend. Scott will attend the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Rotary Club President, Dr. D. Michael Hart, expressed his appreciation to members of the Scholarship Committee, who interviewed all of the applicants before making the final determination of the grants to be awarded.
He also thanked members of the club for their efforts and success in conducting Rotary's annual Pan Cake Day in March, the proceeds of which support the scholarship program.
UCC Foundation Presents Fifth 'Races'
The Union County College (UCC) Foundation will hold its fifth annual "Evening at the Races" on Thursday, June 25, at the Meadowlands Race Track in East Rutherford. It will begin with dinner at 6 p. m. Post time is 7: 30 p. m.
The event is a major fundraiser for the foundation and affords members of the educational and business sectors an opportunity to mingle in an informal social setting, according to Nadine Brechner, UCC's Executive Director of business and college development.
Included in "Evening at the Races" is a gourmet dinner featuring a choice of prime rib of beef, filet of sole, or breast of chicken francaise.
A ticket also includes clubhouse admission, a racing program, valet parking, preferred reserved seating and a gift bag.
In addition to attending the race, a company or individual may sponsor all or part of the event such as dinner, valet parking, soft drinks or signs.
For further information, please call Ms. Brechner at (908) 709- 7505.
MY NAME IS RUDY... People for Animals, a non- profit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a pet adoption event on Saturday, June 13, from 11 a. m. until 3 p. m. at the PetsMarkt store at 1022 Route No. 22, East at West End Avenue in North Plainfield. Many dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Among these pets will be Rudy, described as a handsome mediumsized black and cream Husky mix. Rudy is 1- years- old, neutered and current with his vaccinations. Considered a friendly dog, he was found wandering the streets, abandoned and unclaimed. To adopt Rudy or for information, please call (908) 688- 1073 or visit the group's web site at www. petfinder. org/ shekers/ pfa. html. For low cost spay/ neuter information, please call the People for Animals Clinic at (908) 964- 6887. Spay/ neuter surgery costs range from $35 to $55 and include rabies and distemper vaccinations.
Overlook Offers Free Seminar on Bed Wetting
Dr. Kenneth Ring, a Pediatric Urologist at Overlook Hospital, will present a free program discussing the causes of bed wetting, the importance of management, the impact of bed wetting on children and treatment options available, on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a. m. to 11: 30 a. m. in the hospital's Wallace Auditorium, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit.
To register, please call Overlook's Referral Line at (800) AHS- 9580.