Archive for November, 2009

Nov 30 2009

Announcing the Spring 2010 Emily C. Specchio Memorial Scholarship Awardees!

Published by admin under Scholarships,Virginia Tech

2010 winners-lowres

A big congratulations to this year’s selections for the Spring 2010 Emily C. Specchio Memorial Scholarship at Virginia Tech. Four winners were chosen this year from a very strong application pool, and each will receive a $1500 scholarship to help pay for their study abroad semester in the spring to Lugano, Switzerland.

Here are this year’s winners along with highlights from their resume/application:

  • Emily Glotz: Marketing/Management major, Leadership minor at Virginia Tech. Committee chair of Pamplin Leadership Development Team, Volunteer at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School, Business Horizons Volunteer, Winner of Pamplin College of Business Merit Scholarship
  • Nick Wells: Marketing Management major, International Business

    minor at Viginia Tech. Committee chair of G.E.R.M.A.N. Club of VPI, Relay for Life participant, Business Horizons Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Virginia Tech Orientation Leader.

  • Kelsey Vitori: Marketing Major, Global Business/Business Leadership Minor at Virginia Tech. Hokie Ambassador, Volunteer at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School, Virginia Tech Orientation Leader, Business Horizons Hospitality Chair, Organized fundraisers for Cardiac Care for Women.
  • Cory Williams: Communication Studies/Public Relations Major, Business Minor at Virginia Tech. Relay for Life Volunteer, organized fundraisers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, volunteer at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School, Participant in the Virginia Tech Literacy Corp Pen Pal Program, Locks of Love donor, Philanthropy Board member for the Association for Women in Communications.


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Nov 17 2009

Sponsorship of 5 students to attend Women’s Leadership Forum!

Published by admin under Junior Achievement,Mentorship

The Emily C. Specchio Foundation has teamed up with New Jersey Junior Achievement to sponsor 5 inner city high school girls who are active in volunteer work in their community to attend a Women’s Future Leadership Forum. The mission of this forum is to introduce high school-aged female students from under-served communities to today’s female role models and deeply impact these women who have great potential to succeed.

The Women’s Future Leadership Forum will occur on November 20th from 8:30am to 2:00pm and involves over 50 high school girls and 50 adult role models spending the day together in Murray Hill, NJ. The participating high school girls are all from Trenton, Rahway, or Linden and have all volunteered through the New Jersey Junior Achievement high school heroes program.

The high school heroes program gives high school students the opportunity to volunteer with Junior Achievement at a local elementary school to teach financial literacy and work readiness. The program is a powerful team-building experience as well as a memorable community service project for the volunteers who serve as mentors and role models to the students.

We are proud to be a part of such an amazing opportunity for these young women! Below is the day’s full itinerary:


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