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VOL. 19 NO. 7                                                                                    JULY 2018

Indian River State College Students Shine

At Port St. Lucie Business Women Scholarship Awards

	 Since its inception in                                                Port St. Lucie Business Women Scholarship winners Amanda        Spector Investigations in
1980 the Port St. Lucie                                                 McKenna and Tabitha Crowe flank Julia Keenan, scholarship       Fort Pierce.
Business Women has                                                      development coordinator, IRSC Foundation (Not present           	 Tabitha Crowe has
incorporated as part of                                                 was Marisol Aquilar, recipient of the PSLBW/Kay Schaeffer       been awarded the Port St.
its mission to support                                                  Memorial High School Award.)                                    Lucie Business Women
women in the advancement                                                                                                                Scholarship for 2018/19.
of their education and                                                  is to become a pediatric nurse. She enjoyed volunteering        She has a passion for both
of their careers. To date                                               through the Volunteer program at Lawnwood Regional              agriculture and education and
the Business Women has                                                  Medical Center where she was awarded a Certificate of           plans to earn an Associate’s
donated more than $90,000                                               Appreciation for the most hours served. Marisol plans to        of Arts Degree in secondary
to the Indian River State                                               enroll in IRSC’s Registered Nurse program.                      education from IRSC, then
College Foundation through                                              	 Amanda McKenna has been awarded the Port St. Lucie            a bachelor’s degree in
i t s a n n u a l s c h o l a r s h i p Port St. Lucie Business Women/  Business Women/Kay Schaeffer Memorial Baccalaureate             agriculture education and Port St. Lucie Business
awards from money raised Kay Schaeffer Memorial                         Scholarship. Amanda is pursuing her bachelor’s degree           communication from the Wo m e n S c h o l a r s h i p
in the organization’s spring Baccalaureate Scholarship                  in criminal justice at IRSC. Following graduation she           University of Florida. After winner Tabitha Crowe with
Fashion Show, assuring the winner Amanda McKenna                        plans to work as a private investigator, with the goal of       completing her education, Michelle Campagnola, Port
future of dozens of women. with Michelle Campagnola,                    ultimately opening her own agency. Amanda works full-           Tabitha plans to return to the St. Lucie Business Women
At its June 7 meeting, held Port St. Lucie Business Women               time as a server at a local restaurant, completes 12 or         Treasure Coast and become Scholarship chair
at Tutto Fresco in Port St. Scholarship chair                           more credits each semester, is completing training hours        a high school agriculture
Lucie, the Business Women                                               for several licenses needed for agency ownership, and is        teacher. Doing this will allow her to give back to the
presented scholarships to three outstanding candidates for              revving up to participate in a one-year internship with         community that has done so much for her and her family.
the fall semester.                                                                                                                      	 Students may apply for scholarships starting Nov. 1
	 The Port St. Lucie Business Women/Kay Schaeffer                                                                                       through the IRSC online scholarship application portal.
Memorial Scholarship is an annual award of $2,500 for                                                                                   For more information contact Indian River State College
tuition and books to women who plan to attend, or are                                                                                   at (772) 462-4786, or by email at
enrolled at, Indian River State College (IRSC). The Port                                                                                	 The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a 38-year-old,
St. Lucie Business Women’s Scholarship also is an annual                                                                                501 (c) (6) nonprofit professional organization dedicated to
award of $2,500 for tuition and books to a female student                                                                               promoting the interests of business women and serving our
who currently is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at IRSC.                                                                                  community in an effective way. For more information visit
	 Marisol Aquilar is the recipient of the Port St. Lucie                                                                       Follow their Facebook page for updates
Business Women/Kay Schaeffer Memorial High School                                                                                       about events, programs and community involvement.
Scholarship. As the eldest of four siblings, Marisol
developed a love for looking after children. Her dream                                                                                  Photo credit: Diane Gallagher, DSG Design & Photography

Community Impact Award

By Marisol Guntkowski                                                   	 This month, our
	 The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County,                  Community Impact Award
in coordination with the St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce                  winner is Chris Favele from
presented the June 2018 Community Impact Award to an                    Club Pure’s Project ROCK
outstanding individual who works hard to ensure that students           Program. At Project ROCK,
have all the support they need when facing some challenges.             Chris works exclusively
                                                                        with students who have
                                                                        been suspended from                                             community by the individuals who dedicate their lives
                                                                        school to earn back credits                                     to helping others.
                                                                        they are missing from                                           	 The Community Impact Award is awarded each month
                                                                        not being in a classroom,                                       at the St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee with the
                                                                        work through the issues                                         Port St. Lucie Mayor event held on the second Friday at
                                                                        that landed them at the                                         8:30 a.m. at the Port St. Lucie Chamber in the City Hall.
                                                                        program and teaches skills                                      	 For more information about the programs provided by
                                                                        like stress management and                                      Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County, please
                                                                        how to cope with negative                                       visit their website at
                                                                        emotions. Through his
                                                                        work, Chris has greatly
                                                                        impacted countless students
                                                                        through his mentoring

                                                                                                            and teaching them at an
                                                                                                            extremely challenging
                                                                                                            time in their young lives
                                                                                                            and helping to increase
                                                                                                            resiliency in children and
                                                                                                            families in our community.
                                                                                                              The Children’s Services
                                                                                                            Council is committed
                                                                                                            to recognizing the good
                                                                                                            work being done in our
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