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

      By Marisol Guntkowski                                 T hi s m ont h, 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
                                                         school to earn back credits
                                                         they are missing from
                                                         not being in a classroom,
                                                         work through the issues
                                                         that landed them at the
                                                         program and teaches skills
                                                         like stress management and
                                                         how to cope with negative
                                                         emotions. Through  his
                                                         work, Chris has greatly
                                                         impacted countless students
                                                         through  his  mentoring
                                                                                 and teaching them at an   community by the individuals who dedicate their lives
                                                                                 extremely challenging     to helping others.
                                                                                 time in their young lives      The Community Impact Award is awarded each month
                                                                                 and helping to increase   at the St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee with the
                                                                                 resiliency in children and   Port St. Lucie Mayor event held on the second Friday at
                                                                                 families in our community.  8:30 a.m. at the Port St. Lucie Chamber in the City Hall.
                                                                                   The Children’s Services      For more information about the programs provided by
                                                                                 Council  is  committed    Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County, please
                                                                                 to recognizing the good   visit their website at
                                                                                 work being done in our
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