Three Genesee Community College graduates received Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarships recognizing women with distinguished service and potential in the field of education. These awards have been given to Genesee Community College graduates for more than 30 years.Delta Kappa Gamma is an International Honor Society, which confers membership on women in recognition of their service to education. The primary purpose of this society is to further the ideals of the teaching profession and the progress of humanity. Beta Alpha is the local chapter with approximately 70 members from the Genesee County area, including more than ten Genesee Community College faculty and staff. The awards are due in part to the generosity of two of its long time members, Irma Devoe and Catherine Perhamus, and are presented to three promising students entering the field of education.
Sherri Lovria of Alexander, NY received the Catherine Perhamus Scholarship and will continue her education in the fall at SUNY Brockport to pursue a bachelor's degree in Biology, with a concentration in Adolescent Education. The Irma Devoe Scholarships were awarded to Jessica Cutcliffe Pavilion, NY who will be attending SUNY Brockport in the fall and will major in Mathematics with Childhood Education, and Kinu Iburi Batavia, NY who will continue her education at SUNY Brockport to pursue a baccalaureate degree in African American Studies and Childhood Education.
In addition, Renee Price of Stafford, NY received the Delta Kappa Gamma, Gladys L. Mersereau Grant(s)-in-Aid, which is given annually by Pi State (the New York State society) to a non-member whose education was interrupted, and who now needs financial assistance to complete teacher certification requirements. Renee has been accepted to SUNY Geneseo for Childhood Education with an English concentration. At Genesee Community College, Renee was active in the Teacher Education Club and participated in the Honor's Program.