2012 Awardees

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We proudly announce the 2012 recipients of the Emily C. Specchio Memorial Scholarship at Virginia Tech. This year we were able to fund the study abroad costs for FOUR students! All of the students attended the Virginia Tech study abroad in Lugano, Switzerland.

This year’s awardees are:

  • Ashley Tallman – Marketing Management major, Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity member, volunteers at Gilbert Linkous Elementary school, Hokie camp counsellor.
  • Marlee Newman - Marketing Management major, Delta Gamma sorority member, community service work with Blacksburg’s “A Run for Ryan”, Hokies Help Haiti, and Turkey Trot run for Cancer.
  • Ashvin Sinnathamby – Finance and Marketing double major, Virginia Tech Club Soccer player, Student Government Senator, Relay for Life team leader, and GERMAN club member.
  • Whitney Unis (not pictured) – Communications and Psychology double major, Honors scholar, Founder of Honors Connection student group, Sigma Kappa Sorority member, Relay for Life volunteer, 4H club volunteer at Gilbert Linkous Elementary.

Watch this video to hear about their experience studying abroad in Lugano, Switzerland and how being awarded this scholarship changed their perspective while abroad:


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