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Women of Vision board announces 2018 scholarship recipients

Apr 11, 2018

Flagler College’s Women of Vision Advisory Board recently awarded scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year to six talented and deserving female students. Mykala Bazzell, Rebecca Guerrier, Charlene Nowotny, Sierra Van Allen, Alyssa Winter and Faith Wyluda have maintained competitive GPAs, while actively participating in and leading campus activities and volunteer work, and demonstrating financial need.  

Mykala Bazzell is from St. Augustine, majoring in Theatre Arts, and will begin her senior year next fall. She is the president of Flagler’s theatre honor society, Alpha Psi Omega, and helps raise money for the non-profit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids, through her work with the Corazon Café.

Rebecca Guerrier is a senior whose major is Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  A native of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, she is the president of the Black Student Association and Flagler’s Dance team. Rebecca hopes to teach third grade after graduating from Flagler College.

Charlene Nowotny will be a junior next fall and is from Marburg, Germany. Majoring in Psychology, she is also a top scorer on Flagler’s Women’s Soccer team.  Charlene enjoys participating in Flagler’s Day of Service and would like to pursue a Master’s degree in the field of neuroscience.

Sierra Van Allen is a junior from Lake Mary, Florida, majoring in Psychology. She is a founding member of Flagler’s Honors Program and the club historian for Flagler College Democrats. Sierra would like to work in the space or aerospace industry in the future.

Alyssa Winter is a Psychology Major from Palm Coast, Florida.  She will begin her senior year next fall and is an Ambassador for Flagler’s Office of Admissions. Alyssa enjoys volunteering at S.A.F.E. animal rescue on weekends.

Faith Wyluda, a senior from South Amboy, New Jersey, will receive the Women of Vision Fund scholarship for a second year. She is majoring in Political Science. Faith is first chair of the Faculty Senate Student Liaisons Committee and organized a women’s leadership panel for Women’s History Month. Faith was an intern at the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center.

“Six winners were selected from the 27 applicants for the Women of Vision Scholarship. The review committee truly agonized over the selections because we had such impressive and highly qualified applicants.” said Sheia Pleasant-Doine, the college’s Director of Financial Aid.  She added that over 90 percent of Flagler students receive financial assistance.

The Advisory Board is thrilled to be able to increase the number of scholarships awarded from four to six for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarships are funded in part by the annual Power of the Purse® luncheon, which will be held on May 17 in the college’s historic Ponce de Leon Hall.  The 4th annual luncheon will draw 350 women. The event includes the popular silent auction of designer purses and inspirational keynote addresses. This year, mindfulness experts, Lena Franklin and Meghan Toups, will travel from Atlanta, Georgia, to speak at the event.

Women of Vision scholarship recipients from Left: Alyssa Winter, Faith Wyluda and Sierra Van Allen.

Women of Vision scholarship recipients from Left: Alyssa Winter, Faith Wyluda and Sierra Van Allen.

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