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LLI Awards Scholarships to Two JMU Students

PHOTO: JMU StudentsSierra Alewine and Kayla Swartz are the recipients of the 2011-2012 Cecil D. Bradfield Lifelong Learning Scholarship.  Both students demonstrate a consistent and sustained commitment to the field of gerontology.  The scholarship money in the amount of $1000 has been deposited to the tuition account of each student.

Sierra is a health communications major and gerontology minor. She volunteered with Loyalton of Harrisonburg and the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Area Agency on Aging.  She also created radio public service announcements on preventing falls and was a guest speaker on the radio segment for “Issues in Aging”.   She is currently completing her field experience for the gerontology minor with the eldercare attorney at Blue Ridge Legal Services in Harrisonburg.  Sierra hopes to pursue a master’s degree in gerontology.  Her personal statement and reference letters support her consistent and sustained interest in the field of aging.

Kayla is a health science major with a minor in gerontology. She volunteered with various nursing homes in her home community and with Loyalton of Harrisonburg.  She is currently completing her field experience for the gerontology minor with The Daily Living Center, an adult day care center in Waynesboro, VA.  Kayla’s plans are to pursue a master’s in nursing in the field of geriatrics.  Her personal statement and reference letters document her compassion, interest and dedication in working with older persons.
           
We wish both students continued success as they complete this semester and move toward graduation.

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