JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

Announcing the 2011 Smith Scholars

The JAG Board of Directors established the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund in honor of the extraordinary leadership and service of the first and only President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc., Kenneth M. Smith

The Governance and Scholars Committee of the JAG Board of Directors invested considerable time in reviewing applications, high school academic transcripts, essays, and support letters submitted by the fifty-three (53) nominees.  The panelists that selected the ten (10) recipients of the $1,000 scholarship award were complimentary of the application and support materials submitted for consideration.  The following is a list of the 2011 Smith Scholars, their Specialist, the college they plan to attend in 2011-2012, and their career goal.  Congratulations to the 2011 Smith Scholars!

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2011 Smith Scholars

Specialists

College

Career Goal

1

LeAnne Pearlie Barker
John Battle High School
Bristol, VA

Felicia Sikes

Virginia Highlands
Community College

Pharmacy

2

Michelle Baumbach
Abraham Lincoln HS
Council Bluffs, IA

Beth Kennan

Iowa Western
Community College

Police Officer

3

Telittita Burley
Taliaferro County School
Crawfordville, GA

Gregory D. Rhodes

University of Georgia
 

Pharmacist

4

Sonja  Ann Haren
Culbertson Public School
Culbertson, MT

Mary Machart

Mesa State College

Business
Management

5

Sally Michelle Hilt
Abingdon High School
Abingdon, VA

Felicia Sikes

Virginia Highlands
Community College

Pharmacist

6

Amanda Bernanga Ingoli
North High School
Des Moines, IA

Holly Jo Frary

Grand View University

Pediatrician
Internal Medicine

7

Khin Kay Khine
Paulding High School
Dallaas, GA

Steve Helms

University of Georgia

Physician

8

Kelsey Kessner
Roberts High School
Roberts, MT

Stacie Nardinger

Montana State University

Psychology

9

Harine Patel
Chattooga High School
Summerville, GA

Kristy Colbert

Kennesaw State University

Dentist

10

Logan Rossmiller
Dutton/Brady High School
Dutton, MT

Todd Bishop

Montana State University

Industrial Engineering

Special Thanks:

A special thanks to the JAG Board members who served as panelists to select the 2011 Smith Scholars:

Jim Duffy, Chair, Governance Committee
Larry Caruso, Member, Governance Committee
Cathy McKee Olesen, Chair, Scholars Committee
Sharon Robinson, Ph.D., Member, Scholars Committee