Three CEHHS students awarded Center for the Education of Women scholarships

October 11, 2017

CEHHS students, Jenine Conners, Georgette Doro and Cassandra Byrd were part of the 2017-18 CEW Scholars honored during a ceremony held at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor campus.

CEHHS students awarded by the CEW
CEHHS students awarded by the CEW
(from left) Jenine Conners, Georgette Doro and Cassandra Byrd

ANN ARBOR, MI. - Three CEHHS students were among 57 fellows and scholars, including seven from the Dearborn campus, honored on October 1st in Ann Arbor during the 2017-18 Center for the Education of Women Scholarship Award Celebration. This year's cohort of scholars included student parents, primary caregivers, students returning to continue their education after a prolonged interruption, international students, and students who have gone through great obstacles to achieve their dream of earning a degree in higher education.

Cassandra Byrd, M.A. in Community Based Education, was named a Gail Allen Scholar. “Earning this master’s degree would provide a symbolic measure of success not only for me but for my family and local community” said Byrd. Armed with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math Cassandra plans to use her Masters of Arts in Community Based Education to encourage youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in the STEM fields. She hopes to work at the state and national level to shape educational policy and make STEM learning more accessible to all students.

Jenine Conners, B. A. in Language Arts, was named a Molly H. Dobson Scholar. Her belief in the power of education is a common thread through all of Conners’ commitments. She is currently president of the UM-Dearborn Association of Nontraditional Students and works to help support adult learners who are following non-linear paths in their educational endeavors. Jenine’s views success as having an impact on her community, she intends to develop outreach focused on providing educational enrichment and self-sufficiency to the families living around her.

Georgette Doro, M.S. in Health Information Technology, was named an Irma M. Wyman Scholar. “When I know that I have done all I could with the means, time and capacity, I believe that my day has been successful,” says Doro. “Ecstatic to find a new and rising field,” she intends to contribute to the local, national, and international level to help provide cutting edge reform to the health care field to improve patient care.

The faculty and staff of CEHHS want to congratulate them on their award.

About the Center for the Education of Women

The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) advances diversity and inclusion at the University of Michigan by serving as a resource, voice, and advocate to empower women and nontraditional students. CEW provides immediate and ongoing services and financial support needed to ensure educational success and degree completion. Women and nontraditional students are CEW’s primary constituency, but all students are welcome. CEW also serves those who encounter education and career obstacles based on their non-linear paths to, and experiences within, the University community.

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