Past Recipients

Financial assistance is available to help with professional development; recognizing a combination of past achievement, personal and institutional commitment, potential benefit, and financial need.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

Below is a listing of past Jane N. Ryland and Diane Balestri Memorial Scholarship recipients:


2021

  • Tiwalade Adeniji-Adele (BISI), University of Pennsylvania
  • Kali Armitage, University of Idaho
  • Laura Ariovich, Prince George's Community College
  • Melissa Barnett, Georgia State
  • Michele Bromley, Portland State University
  • Steven Brummel, Rhodes College
  • Crystal Bundrage, New College of Florida
  • Elona Canaj, University of Pennsylvania
  • Allen Chen, California Institute of the Arts
  • Michael Cyr, University of Maine System
  • Jeremy Deis, University of Houston
  • Mohammed Fall, University of Denver
  • Ricardo Fitipaldi, San Diego State University
  • Rebecca Frazee, San Diego State University
  • Perla Garcia, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Terri Gustafson, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Celia Hammond, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Rolan Handy, Rhodes College
  • Manisha Kanodia, University of San Diego
  • Lance Kimbrell, Rhodes College
  • Ritu Khanduri, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Jake Kim, Cedar Crest College
  • Laura Kohl, Bryant University
  • Nilufer Korkmaz, Georgia Tech
  • Jennifer Lares, CSU, Long Beach
  • Bing dong Li, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Yanju Li, Georgia State University
  • Brianna Liseski, University of San Diego
  • Emily Longman, Oregon State University
  • Lynn Lundy Evans, Iowa State University
  • Ivonne Meijia, Sonoma State University
  • Mark Miller, Rhodes College
  • Nick Nelson, Grand Valley State University
  • Clinton Nitz, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Ronald Patane, University of South Carolina
  • Minoucha Previlon, North Carolina State University
  • Nicole Roth, Louisiana State University
  • Meghan Salsbury, Montana State University
  • Heidi Saylor, Columbia College
  • Steven Snyder, Western University of Health Sciences
  • Kristi Steinmann, North Dakota State University
  • Benjamin Stoviak, Washington & Jefferson College
  • Lalitha Subramanian, University of Washington
  • Carolyn Vos, DePaul University
  • Kelly Webber, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Josh Weiss, Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • Scott Wood, Baker College
  • Fei Xue, University of California, Davis

2020

  • Toby Durden, Deakin University
  • Brendan Gallagher, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Mona Guerra, University of Miami
  • Elizabeth Hillery, Purdue University
  • Marina Kamenetskiy, American College of Education
  • Manisha Kanodia, University of California, San Diego
  • Vanessa Kaskiris, University of California, Berkeley
  • Irene Knokh, University of Michigan
  • Jessica Lamboy, The College of New Jersey
  • Michelle Newhart, Mt. San Antonio College
  • Nelson Roman, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Lalitha Subramanian, University of Washington

2019

  • Tawn Anderson, Stanislaus State
  • Joe Belnap, Utah Valley University
  • Deanne Cranford-Wesley, Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Calvin Devoll, Rio Salado College
  • Mark Fitzgerald, Boise State University
  • Rebecca Graetz, University of Wisconsin - Superior
  • Chris Hubbard Jackson, St. Charles Community College
  • Eric Lindberg, Fresno Pacific University
  • Rebecca Macaulay, The University of Arizona
  • Rola Othman, Saint Xavier University
  • Emily Pottinger, Grand Canyon University
  • Jase Teoh, St. Mary's College

2018

  • Zimram Azim, Forman Christian College (Ryland)
  • Angela Chauncey, Kansas State University (Balestri)
  • Janelle Gadson-Sheppard, University of South Carolina (Ryland)
  • Manisha Kanodia, University of California San Diego (Ryland)
  • Anchalee Phataralaoha, University of Florida (Ryland)
  • Michael Porterfield, University of Missouri-St Louis (Ryland)
  • Grace Tuttle, Boise State University (Balestri)

2017

  • Adam Barger, The College of William and Mary (Ryland)
  • Joanna DiPasquale, Vassar College Libraries (Ryland)
  • Molly Gaik, Saint Xavier University (Ryland)
  • Katie Godfrey, California State University San Bernardino (Ryland)
  • Michael Porterfield, University of Missouri-St. Louis (Ryland)
  • Saravanan Raju, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ryland)
  • Editrudys Ruiz, Lehman College/CUNY (Ryland)
  • Alyse Zavala, Duke University (Ryland)

2016

  • Christopher DeJuliis, California University of Pennsylvania (Ryland)
  • Judith Awiti, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana (Ryland)
  • Tachelle Nettles, Bethune-Cookman University (Ryland)
  • Veronica Morganhart, Harvey Mudd College (Ryland)
  • Martha Benbow Massey, University of North Carolina-Greensboro (Ryland)
  • Elizabeth Schofield, Harvey Mudd College (Ryland)
  • Thomas Sciarrino, Muhlenberg College (Ryland)
  • Elizabeth Clune-Kneuer, Prince George’s Community College (Ryland)

2015

  • Caroline Bennett, Ivy Tech Community College (Ryland)
  • Angela Carr, Southwest Baptist University (Ryland)
  • Steven J. Chang, Pima County Community College (Ryland)
  • Bryce Cundick, University of Maine at Farmington (Ryland)
  • Christopher DeJuliis, California University of Pennsylvania (Ryland)
  • Kristina DuRocher, Morehead State University (Balestri)
  • Nina Fox, University of Oregon (Ryland)
  • Abigail Goodwin, University of West Georgia (Ryland)
  • Dylan Herx, University of Missouri, St Louis (Ryland)
  • David Huckleberry, Purdue University (Ryland)
  • Sophon Im, University of California, Davis (Ryland)
  • Molly Immendorf, University of Wisconsin Extension (Ryland)
  • Brian McIntyre, Gannon University (Ryland)
  • Jeremy Osborn, Grand Rapids Community College (Ryland)
  • Cynthia Vavasseur, Nicholls State University (Ryland)
  • Andrea Ward, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (Ryland)

2014

  • Jacqueline Ashby, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada (Ryland)
  • Perry Bratcher, Northern Kentucky University (Ryland)
  • Baasansuen Burmaa, One Academy, Mongolia (Ryland)
  • Joanne Caione-Keating, Widener University (Ryland)
  • Clifford Clarke, Ivy Tech Community College (Ryland)
  • Terrence Cyriaque, Southern University and A&M College (Ryland)
  • Genya Devoe, Antioch University Midwest (Ryland)
  • Marjorie Eyre, Western Carolina University (Ryland)
  • Elizabeth Farrell, Florida State University (Ryland)
  • Charles Hunt, Auburn University (Ryland)
  • Jason Lamar, Columbus State Community College (Ryland)
  • Kristen Lukens, St Norbert College (Ryland)
  • Melinda McLure, Colorado State University (Ryland)
  • Sean Henry Veloria Mendoza, Pima County Community College District (Ryland)
  • Colleen Meyer, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Ryland)
  • Phillip Olla, Madonna University (Ryland)
  • Heather Porkosky, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Ryland)
  • Jennifer San Miguel, New York University (Ryland)
  • Abigal Scheg, Elizabeth City State University (Balestri)
  • Kyle Schiefelbein, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Ryland)
  • Daniel Schrickel, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Ryland)
  • Katherine Spaeth, Mills College (Ryland)
  • Miluska Taboada, Central Piedmont Community College (Ryland)
  • Deborah Taylor, Kansas City Kansas Community College (Ryland)
  • Lucas Waltzer, Baruch College/City College of New York (Ryland)
  • Michelle Way, Charter Oak State College (Balestri)

2013

  • Vartouhi Asherian, College of Southern Nevada (Ryland)
  • Clint Baclawski, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Ryland)
  • Dan Case, Carroll College (Ryland)
  • Allan Chen, Menlo College (Ryland)
  • Linda Dick, University of Minnesota-Rochester (Ryland)
  • Aleksandra Knezevic, Pima County Community College District (Ryland)
  • Emily-Ann Nash, University of Brighton, UK (Ryland)
  • Mikah J. Pritchard, DePauw University (Balestri)
  • Julie Rendl, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Ryland)
  • Shantell Strickland-Davis, Central Piedmont Community College (Ryland)

2012

  • Terri Akse, Pikes Peak Community College (Ryland)
  • Eric Hartman, California University of Pennsylvania (Ryland)
  • Ray Jacobs, Huston-Tillotson University (Ryland)
  • Bill Kershner, Gwynedd-Mercy College (Ryland)
  • Veronica McGowan, Delaware Valley College (Balestri)
  • Keith McIntosh, Pima County Community College District (Ryland)
  • Leif Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Ryland)
  • Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Ryland)
  • Jodie Steeley, Merced College (Ryland)
  • Carine Ullom, Ottawa University (Ryland)
  • Nancy Webb, College of Southern Nevada (Balestri)

2011

  • Gail Cruise, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ryland)
  • Mark Fitzgerald, Boise State University (Ryland)
  • Chad Garrett, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Ryland)
  • Cindy Jennings, University of South Carolina Upstate (Ryland)
  • Paul Latreille, Swansea University, Wales, Great Britain (Ryland)
  • Jeton McClinton, Jackson State University (Ryland)
  • Owen McGrath, University of California-Berkeley (Ryland)
  • Susan McHugh, Mount Wachusett Community College (Balestri)
  • Vicki Rogers, University of West Georgia (Ryland)
  • Michael Thompson, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (Ryland)

2010

  • Perry Bratcher, Northern Kentucky University (Ryland)
  • Todd Britton, University of La Verne (Ryland)
  • Carole Crowther, Salem State College (Ryland)
  • Kristen Dietiker, University of Washington—Harborview Medical Center (Ryland)
  • Joyce Harris, University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Ryland)
  • Darcy Janzen, University of Washington-Tacoma (Balestri)
  • Kyle Johnson, Guilford College (Ryland)
  • Meegan Lillis, Ferris State University (Ryland)
  • Cheryl O’Dell, Emporia State University (Ryland)
  • Richard Toeniskoetter, Northern Arizona University (Ryland)
  • Kristine Veldheer, Graduate Theological Union (Ryland)

2009

  • Blake Adams, University of West Georgia (Ryland)
  • Credence Baker, Tarleton State University (Balestri)
  • LeRoy Butler, Lourdes College (Ryland)
  • Jodi Casanova, Northern State University (Balestri)
  • Scott Chamberlain, University of New Brunswick, Canada (Ryland)
  • Karen Fraser, Hendrix College (Ryland)
  • Liz Gosling, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (Ryland)
  • Jennifer Gregory, Valparaiso University (Ryland)
  • Shelley Gross-Gray, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Ryland)
  • Elizabeth Hodas, Harvey Mudd College (Ryland)
  • Bruce Mayer, Fort Lewis College (Ryland)
  • Cynthia Miller, Arkansas State University (Ryland)
  • Deb Miller, University of North Florida (Ryland)
  • Mary Alice Muraski, University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Ryland)
  • Walter Peters, University of Central Florida (Ryland)
  • Virginia Stewart, Albany State University (Ryland)
  • Shannon Tucker, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Ryland)

2008

  • Sue Arredondo, Houston Graduate School of Theology (Ryland)
  • Patrick Burns, Yavapai College (Ryland)
  • Matt Fowler, Black Hawk College (Ryland)
  • Cynthia Hodges, Eastern Shore Community College (Ryland)
  • Cathy Horvath, Minot State University (Ryland)
  • Michael Jewett, University of New Brunswick, Canada (Ryland)
  • Jason Piatt, Kent State University – Stark Campus (Ryland)
  • Kumar Raman, University of Texas-Pan American (Ryland)
  • Henrietta Siemens, Fresno Pacific University (Ryland)
  • Jodie Steeley, Merced College (Ryland)
  • Patricia Szymurski, Neumann College (Ryland)
  • Craig Wheeler, Texas A&M University, Commerce (Ryland)
  • Xiaohui Xu, NorthTec, New Zealand (Ryland)

2007

  • Jody Allen, Mid-America Christian University (Ryland)
  • Frederick Brittain, University of Maine at Farmington (Ryland)
  • Debbi Bumpous, Northern State University (Ryland)
  • Sandra L. Burkey, University of Central Oklahoma (Ryland)
  • Patricia Fellows, University of Wisconsin Colleges (Ryland)
  • William Gruszka, Southern Polytechnic State University (Ryland)
  • Jill C. Keough, New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan Campus (Balestri)
  • Erin Mayer, University of Houston-Downtown (Ryland)
  • Kara McFall, Oregon Health & Science University (Ryland)
  • Cheryl Robertson, Fort Lewis College (Ryland)
  • Maida Tilchen, Cambridge College (Ryland)
  • Vicki Westergard, St. Petersburg College (Ryland)
  • Karen M. White, Mercy College (Ryland)
  • John D. Wilson, Norfolk State University (Ryland)
  • Lorna Wong, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Ryland)

2006

  • Jean-Pierre Bayard, California State University, Sacramento (Ryland)
  • Katherine Brossard, Mitchell College (Ryland)
  • Alfredo Calderon-Serrano, Universidad Carlos Albizu, Puerto Rico (Ryland)
  • Neal Cross, Southwest Baptist University (Ryland)
  • John DiElsi, Mercy College (Ryland)
  • Shelly Hokanson, Prairie State College (Ryland)
  • Roxann Humbert, Fairmont State University (Ryland)
  • Terri Jones, Webster University (Balestri)
  • Joe Laub, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY (Ryland)
  • Gail Niklason, Weber State University (Ryland)
  • Matt Rognlie, Montana State University (Ryland)
  • Michael Rohwer, Cornerstone University (Ryland)
  • John Romeo, Northern State University (Ryland)
  • Kim Watson, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio (Ryland)
  • Laurene Zaporozhetz, Murray State University (Ryland)

2005

  • Carol M. Accola, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Ryland)
  • Linda Brawner, Marygrove College (Ryland)
  • Jozenia Colorado, Emporia State University (Ryland)
  • Maureen Cooke, New Mexico State University, Grants Branch (Ryland)
  • Theresa Cross, West Virginia University at Parkersburg (Ryland)
  • Jim Durm, Chattanooga State Tech Community College (Ryland)
  • Alan Francis, Edison College (Ryland)
  • Sue Ingram, Southwest Missouri State University, West Plains (Ryland)
  • Janaf Jordan, Hampton University (Ryland)
  • Irene Kremer, St. Ambrose University (Ryland)
  • Pamela McKirdy, Greensboro College (Balestri)
  • Virginia S. O'Herron, Old Dominion University (Ryland)
  • Christine Ryan, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Ryland)
  • Bill Waters, Pensacola Junior College (Ryland)

2004

  • Karen Adsit, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Ryland)
  • Al Anderson, Salish Kootenai College (Ryland)
  • Ken Baker, New River Community & Technical College (Ryland)
  • Ellen Dauwer, College of St. Elizabeth (Ryland)
  • Robert Gibson, Friends University (Ryland)
  • Ann Kovalchick, Ohio University (Balestri)
  • Carolyn Lightfoot, Lee College (Ryland)
  • Kay McKnight, Salem Academy & College (Ryland)
  • Michael Moroukian, College for Lifelong Learning (Ryland)
  • Jerry Smith, Northern Marianas College (Ryland)
  • Joseph Turner, Fitchburg State College (Ryland)

2003

  • Ken Adler, Lyon College (Ryland)
  • Kevin Blankenship, Madisonville Community & Technical College (Ryland)
  • Alfredo Calderon-Serrano, Carlos Albizu University (Ryland)
  • Matthew Christian, Marshall University (Ryland)
  • Ricardo Diez, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus (Ryland)
  • Anita Eikens, Alverno College (Ryland)
  • Everett E. Garnick, Grand Canyon University (Ryland)
  • Keith Geasler, Our Lady of the Lake University (Ryland)
  • Erin Griffin, Loyola Marymount University (Balestri)
  • Tanya K. Hahn, Franklin University (Ryland)
  • Clive Houston-Brown, University of La Verne (Ryland)
  • Charles Patrick Kohrman II, Berks-Lehigh Valley College (Ryland)
  • Bob McGlasson, Southwest Baptist University (Ryland)
  • Tomas Mendez, College of Charleston (Ryland)
  • Frank Moore, Longwood University (Ryland)
  • Jyoti Pande, St. Louis Community College (Ryland)
  • Barbara Tibbs, Hampton University (Ryland)
  • Karen Woods, Bowling Green State University (Ryland)

2002

  • Mary Beth Aust-Keefer, Edison Community College (Ryland)
  • Dar Bales, Little Priest Tribal College (Ryland)
  • Steve Chen, Utica College (Ryland)
  • Sandy Cruse, Calhoun Community College (Ryland)
  • Elizabeth Goodroe, Bethune-Cookman College (Ryland)
  • Terri S. McDonald, St. Ambrose University (Ryland)
  • Jeff McDonell, University of Southern Queensland (Ryland)
  • Robert A. Rickards, St. Norbert College (Ryland)
  • Inge Schmidt, Ursuline College (Ryland)
  • Betsy Tippens, University of Washington, Bothell (Ryland)
  • Lee Vande Voort, Central College (Iowa) (Ryland)
  • Curt Whittaker, Southern Oregon University (Ryland)

2001

  • Lynn L. Anderson, Navarro College (Ryland)
  • Gwladys Austin, Mid Michigan Community College (Ryland)
  • Wallace M. Clarkson, Cedar Valley College (Ryland)
  • Mark A. Griffin, Fort Hays State University (Ryland)
  • James R. Lackey, Oklahoma State University (Ryland)
  • Brian L. Millhoff, University of Guam (Ryland)
  • Brian J. Peterson, Manchester College (Ryland)
  • Cynthia L. Riche, University of Washington (Ryland)
  • Rise Singer, Lesley University (Ryland)
  • Linda Skahill, St. Ambrose University (Ryland)

2000

  • Alson Been, Bethune-Cookman College (Ryland)
  • Harijs Bondars, University of Latvia (Ryland)
  • John Carroll, Hawaii Community College (Ryland)
  • Miguel Corzo, Maricopa Community Colleges District (Ryland)
  • Gary A. Foley, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (Ryland)
  • Hans Houshower, Bluffton College (Ryland)
  • Barry Smith, Baptist Bible College (Ryland)
  • Lynn Usack, Corning Community College (Ryland)

1999

  • Chas J. Algaier, Northern Marianas College (Ryland)
  • Robert P. Bareikis, Centenary College of Louisiana (Ryland)
  • Rita Gulstad, Central Methodist College (Ryland)
  • Shelley K. Hughes, Fielding Graduate Institute (Ryland)
  • Mimi Padgett, Husson College (Ryland)
  • Kendall A. Woods, Texas State Technical College-Sweetwater (Ryland)

1998

  • Eric Bird, Boston Architectural Center (Ryland)
  • Sue Bogunovich, Montana State University-Billings (Ryland)
  • Tom Buchanan, University of Wyoming (Ryland)
  • Lois A. Harris, Antioch College (Ryland)
  • Mari Jaynes, Montana State University-Billings (Ryland)
  • George Kahkedjian, Columbus State Community College (Ryland)
  • Susan Severin, College of Saint Mary (Ryland)
  • J. Michael Thomson, Northern Kentucky University (Ryland)
  • Barbara Vrana, Oklahoma City Community College (Ryland)
  • Fred Watterson, Shoreline Community College (Ryland)
  • Beverly White, Lehigh Carbon Community College (Ryland)
  • Peter Zoller, Wichita State University (Ryland)

 

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