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Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following students for being selected by the Scholarship Committee based upon the thorough and quality applications that each of them submitted:

Kiara Barnes, 2013
Sport Management, BS

Kiara Barnes, 2013

Kiara Barnes is a 19 year old Junior from Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business. Kiara has been very active on campus since arriving here in 2009. Her extracurricular activities include being Treasurer of Sports Management Association (SMA), a committee member for Campus Activities Board (CAB), and a member of National Society of Leadership and Success. In 2010 Kiara was selected out of hundreds of applicants nationwide to attend the United States Olympic committee’s Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME) program.

Jan Bourne, 2012
Leadership & Education, PhD

Jan Bourne, 2012

Jan Bourne is a doctoral student pursuing studies in Leadership and Education with the Adrian Dominican School of Education. Continuing education is very important to her and a priority as she maintains a 4.0 GPA. Jan is an instructional designer with professional interests in learning management innovations, human resource development, instructional systems design, performance improvement, and leadership readiness. In her leisure hours, Jan enjoys volunteering in the community, hiking, dancing, music, jet skiing, and traveling the world. Jan believes in the “pay-it-forward’ principle, so upon completion of her Ph.D., one of her priorities is to mentor under-represented students about the importance of learning and the opportunities available to them through higher education.

Lisa Ermilus, 2013
Nursing, BS

Lisa Ermilus, 2013

Lisa Ermilus was born in Miami, Florida. She is 20 years old and the youngest of her parents’ three children. Lisa currently attends Barry University as a full time nursing student, while also maintaining a federal work-study position with the Division of Institutional Advancement. After volunteering at North Shore Medical Center during High School, she knew that becoming a nurse was her desired career choice, as Lisa truly enjoys helping people that are in need. After obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, she would like to continue on to graduate school to obtain her Master’s Degree.

Danielle Martinez, 2012
Psychology & Nursing, BS

Danielle Martinez, 2012

Danielle is this first ever winner of The Ingrid Hoffmann Hope for the Future Scholarship, which was available to females of Hispanic decent for this past year only. Danielle, a senior, is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has been a proud sister of Alpha Phi International Sorority since her freshman year here at Barry. Danielle is a “strong and determined cancer survivor,” which she attributes to the love, help, and support she received from her family. She has been a wonderful help to the Barry community in her time here and plans to pursue a career as a traveling nurse after graduating.

Shannon Townsend, 2013
Psychology, BS

Shannon Townsend, 2013

Shannon Townsend was born in the exuberant and exotic island of Jamaica on September 8, 1990, to parents Grandville and Claudia Townsend. She attended Belair High School where she first developed her love for psychology. Shannon soon became a member of the Interact and Student Council, during which she became more exposed to the needy children of her homeland. While attending Belair High School, she was an honor roll student for three years and was also awarded first place in Jamaica for visual arts in the Caribbean Examination (CXC).

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