Two Genesee Community College Students Awarded

Genesee Community College is proud to announce that two students have been awarded scholarships of $1000 each. Ms. Sherri Lynne Lovria, of Alexander, New York was honored with the Phi Theta Kappa 2004 Leader of Promise award. Ms. Jennifer Hartwell, of Arcade, New York was the recipient of the Coca-Cola Two-Year College Scholarship.

Sherri Lovria, a sophomore at Genesee Community College this fall, was chosen as one of only 30 students across the nation to win the 2004 Leader of Promise award. The award includes a $1000 scholarship intended to be used on books and tuition, and is awarded to a Phi Theta Kappa member who shows strong leadership not only in their chapter, but in their college and community. The purpose of the scholarship is to facilitate the completion of associate degree studies and encourage Phi Theta Kappa members to serve in leadership positions and continue high academic achievement.

Ms. Lovria is not only an honor's student, but she is also the mother of two college-age young adults who are excelling in their own academic pursuits. After home-schooling her children, Ms. Lovria now finds herself sharing study habits and classroom stories with her son, Nicholas, who is studying Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University, and her daughter, Samantha, who is a pastry arts major at Johnson and Wales. After receiving her Associate's degree here at Genesee, Ms. Lovria plans to transfer to SUNY Brockport to complete her teaching degree. She currently resides in Alexander, New York with her family.

Please note: A photograph of Sherri Lovria holding her awards plaque and standing with one of her biology instructors, Ms. Marirose Ethington is available at:

Jennifer Hartwell, also a sophomore at Genesee Community College this fall, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. All scholarship recipients have demonstrated academic success and performed 100 hours of community service within the past 12 months."The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program gives support and encouragement to an under-served population of college students," said J. Mark Davis, President of Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "This program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States. These fine students, who often juggle school, work and family, continue to give back to their communities through volunteer service."

The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, which provides grants in support of human services initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. The Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program complements the Foundation's Coca-Cola Scholars Program, which awards more than $1.8 million annually in college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the most recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in America.Ms. Hartwell is a 2003 graduate of Pioneer Central School in Arcade and she resides in Delevan, NY. She is studying Elementary Education at Genesee Community College, and she anticipates transferring to SUNY Brockport next year.

Please note: A photograph of Jennifer Hartwell standing with Dr. Claudia Moore, executive vice president of academics at Genesee Community College (left) and Dr. Deborah Kirkwood, Associate Dean of the Arcade Campus Center of Genesee Community College (right) is available at: