The 2016 recipients of the Linda Todd Scholarship were recognized at the Virginia Beach Branch May Banquet held at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center on May 18, 2016. Eve Bruce is a Business major at Virginia Wesleyan College and she plans to graduate in December 2016. She started her trek towards a goal of earning a degree in 1997. From 2001 to 2009, she was working full time and raising a family. In 2010 she returned to Virginia Wesleyan and for the last six years she maintain a steady pace and now the end is in sight and AAUW of Virginia Beach is happy to be a part of Eve reaching her goal. Joy Morrow is a Science major at Tidewater Community College and she aspire to attend Hampton University’s Doctorate of Pharmacy program in the Fall of 2018. Her dream is to become a Pharmacist. She’s a full time mother, employee and student. She sets short and long term goals for herself, so that she is always completing something towards her goal of earning her degree. Kossiwa Amevor is a Science major at Tidewater Community College and after completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to attend medical school. Kossiwa ambition is to become a humanitarian doctor and work for charities like UNICEF. She wants to use her medical experience to engage, contribute, and promote equal opportunity in access
to care for people living in precarious conditions. She currently participates in the Women Inspiring Self-Empowerment Leadership Development Program as well as volunteers at Sentara Norfolk General in the post-surgical unit.
The 2015 recipients of the Linda Todd Scholarship were recognized at the Virginia Beach Branch May Banquet held at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center on May 20, 2015. Marie Ramos is currently a Spanish Language Education major at Tidewater Community College and plans to complete her studies at Old Dominion University. She’ s the mother of three and has a passion for making a difference in the lives of children. Our other awardee Sundae Oxley was unable to attend the banquet. She is a Human Services major at Old Dominion University. She has a need to help others and working in human services allows her to do just that.
The 2014 recipients of the Linda Todd Scholarship were recognized at the Virginia Beach Branch May Banquet held at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center on May 21, 2014. Suzanne Vosefski is currently a science major at Tidewater Community College and plans to complete her studies at Old Dominion University with a BA degree in Biology or Marine Biology with the ultimate goal of a career in Environmental Protection. Jodie Lynn Koch is completing her degree in Elementary Education at Virginia Wesleyan College. She chose education because she enjoys teaching children and appreciates each individual student’s learning needs. Jodie started her college career at Tidewater Community College before transferring to Virginia Wesleyan College to earn her bachelor degree.
On May 15, 2013 Claudette Onwularu and Stephanie Dubaniewicz were named the first Linda Todd Scholarship recipients. Both are students of Tidewater Community College, Onwularu will finish her AA degree this summer in Social Science and Dubaniewicz is on her way to completing her degree in Respiratory Therapy. Each were awarded a $750 scholarship and we were thrilled they could attend the branch May banquet.