Recipient Updates

April 2017

Adam DeBacker

By | 2017-04-11T02:45:16+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

I am in my third semester at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC). This semester I am taking Safety & Sanitation (introduction to basic culinary fundamentals), a computer & technology course, and an environmental science course. I will have 21 total credits toward my Associates degree by the spring. My truffles business is still [...]

March 2017

Luke Drumright

By | 2017-03-18T21:36:42+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

Luke Drumright, the 2016 Maudie's Scholarship Award Recipient, is certainly loving life as a freshman at Saginaw Valley State University. Luke takes three classes: voice and articulation, swimming and marching band. Luke wanted a real college experience, not just access to classes and has fully immersed himself in clubs and campus life. “It’s [...]

Rachel Handlin

By | 2017-03-13T17:32:00+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

Rachel Handlin has been working hard at CalArts Institute, and really loving the college life! She is in her second year there working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts, and her dad reports she “just had another great semester, earning another 14 (!) credits and getting great grades.  She now has 37 credits toward [...]

February 2017

Justin Isaac

By | 2017-02-17T10:11:15+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

Hi Liz and Ruby and family, Hope all is well with you guys! Just thought I'd share this with you. Justin got a volunteer job at the all night study 10 hours a week. He aced both his classes last semester and is totally rockin' it this semester. He is on the Neptune Area Community [...]

January 2017

Andrew Weatherly

By | 2017-02-02T03:23:23+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

CLOSTER, N.J. — Sometimes Closter artist Andrew Weatherly works at Target, plays tennis and coaches basketball. Other times, he’s a painter, photographer and poet. The 24-year-old, born with Down Syndrome, is showing his work in exhibits both here and abroad. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Weatherly will meet and greet the public at “The Art [...]

Ronald Nagel

By | 2017-02-02T03:23:54+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Blog, Recipient Updates|

Article by Elizabeth Richardson on January 20, 2017 Before hitting the airwaves on East Stroudsburg University’s 90.3 WESS radio December 6, disc jockeys Ronald Nagel and Donald Laudenslager made sure they were prepared. The students, who are part of ESU’s Career, Independent Living & Learning Studies (CILLS) program, had worked with CILLS paraeducator Dylan [...]