Students Awarded Catherine Yonkers Memorial Scholarship
For their contributions toward encouraging Christian race relations and cross-cultural understanding, students Harold Boyd ’10 and Marisol Miron ’10, both of Chicago, were awarded the Catherine Yonker Memorial Scholarship. Last year’s recipient was Caitlin Fillmore ’09 of Hollis, Maine.
The awards were presented by Bill Boerman-Cornell, assistant professor of education, and Dr. Nelvia Brady, professor of business, at a May 7 chapel service.
“Harold has a wonderful sense of humor, a strong faith, and an ever-developing spiritual foundation,” said Brady in her introductions.
Boyd was selected as a 2006-07 Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Diversity Leadership scholar and double majors in philosophy and theology. He is also a Community Partnership scholar and volunteers at Restoration Ministries. For the second year in a row, he will be serving as program director at Circle Y Ranch in Bangor, Michigan, this summer.
Miron, a Greater Chicago Christian Leadership scholar, is majoring in Spanish education with an education and music minor. She is a member of OutCry and Gospel Choir and serves as student coordinator of the Diversity Leadership Scholars program and diversity assistant in the Office of Ethnic Diversity. She has worked on events designed to increase intercultural understanding, including Celebration of Cultures and Hispanic Heritage Month. She recently coordinated the Survival Skills Career Workshop and Etiquette Luncheon.
“This honor is an encouragement to me, and I honestly didn't expect it, because wanting to relate to others who are different from me is a part of who I am,” said Miron. “I was never taught to hate someone because of their relation to another culture or because of other differences, but I have always tried to develop meaningful relationships.”
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