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Scholarship winners honored at Moraine Valley

Seventy-three students were recognized for their scholastic achievements at the annual academic scholarship ceremony April 26 at Moraine Valley Community College.
Incoming and current Moraine Valley students were eligible to apply for a number of college and Moraine Valley Foundation scholarships while top ranked high school graduates attending the college this year were awarded Distinguished Scholar Awards. A total of 160 students earned scholarships.


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College Scholarship recipients and guest from back row from left are Cheuk-Wai (Vivian) Lam (Oak Lawn), John Naglich (Burbank), Michael Belenske Jr. (Worth), Jose Del Cura (Palos Hills), and Olga Skrzypek (Oak Lawn), and front row from left, Margaret Miller (Burbank), Jinan Elayyan (Oak Lawn), Agata Wrobel (Orland Park), Moraine Valley President Dr. Vernon O. Crawley, students Gina Leahy (Justice), and Lina Gardner (Chicago).

Moraine Valley Foundation Scholarship recipients and attendees in the back row from left are students Kayla Dorcy (Merrionette Park), Elizabeth McKittrick (Justice), Mazouzah Omar (Oak Lawn), Christine Hawkins (Oak Lawn), Juan Jose Lopez (Berwyn), John Francey (Palos Hills), Nicole Cesario (Crestwood), Lauren Smith (Alsip), Jeffrey Booker (Robbins), Michaela Casto (Tinley Park), and Lixhene “Linda” Dembe-loutete (Palos Park). In the second row from top from left are students Maureen Rich (Justice), Manal Rafati (Oak Lawn), Ysra Zarzour (Bridgeview), David Alexander (Blue Island), Paul Dina (Orland Park), Michael Belenske Jr. (Worth), Matthew Placzkowski (Burbank), Jonathan Altman (Orland Park), Pawel Zielonka (Burbank), Amal Abdellatif (Orland Park), Barbara Stauffer (Worth), Abeni Salcedo (Burbank), Lindsey Bartholomew (Orland Park), Katrina Shelton (Orland Park), and Foundation Board member Omar Najib. In the third row from top from left are students Shawauna Kelly (Alsip), Roshawn Matticx (Monee), Jeny Tan (Oak Lawn), Rema Sweis (Oak Lawn), Brian Petzel (Alsip), Puah Booth (Crestwood), Rheem Ahmad (Alsip), Cynthia Chibe (Palos Park), David Barker (Orland Hills), Iwona Pipikios (Oak Lawn), and Sabha Abour (Palos Hills). In the front row from left are students Steven Fako (Orland Park), Samuel Orengo (Crestwood), Vida Vaiciulyte (Orland Park), Lanise Glover (Chicago Ridge), Manal Hamdan (Burbank), college president Dr. Vernon O. Crawley, Moraine Valley Board of Trustee chairman Joe Murphy, college Board of Trustee member Sandra Wagner, guest Linda Brandt, guest Paula Adduci, Foundation Board member Kate Maier, guest Tony Healy from Espresso Love, guest Liz from Espresso Love, student Bartell Keithley (Chicago), student Brandin Clark (Chicago), guest Bob Marcheschi, and student Anthony Butera (Midlothian).

Distinguished Scholar Award recipients and guests in back row from left are Raniah Shehadeh (Oak Lawn), Angelica Miskiewicz (Bridgeview), Agnieszka Maka (Hickory Hills), Luis Palacios (Blue Island), Nicole Cooper (Crestwood), Leah Gerrity (Alsip), Lauren Smith (Alsip), Ariel Aviza (Blue Island); middle row from left, Jennifer Henry (Oak Lawn), Heather Grimmenga (Burbank), Samantha Brock (Bridgeview), Kendra Hofman (Blue Island), Rana Khraiwish (Burbank); and front row from left, Samantha Thirstrup (Tinley Park), Abdalla Khilfeh (Hickory Hills), Moraine Valley Board of Trustee chairman Joe Murphy, college President Dr. Vernon O. Crawley, college Board of Trustee member Sandra Wagner, and student Rafif Abuzaghleh (Alsip).
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For news media inquiries contact Maura Vizza, Moraine Valley public relations generalist, at (708) 974-5742 or email VizzaM@morainevalley.edu.

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