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Newcombe Scholarship recipients are high achievers at Moravian

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - The James McBride Jazz Ensemble will perform in (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)-Nineteen non-traditional women at Moravian College-recipients of Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarships- have proven themselves top-achievers with an average QPA of 3.53. "If you think of graduation honors levels," notes Dean Linda Heindel, "that's nineteen students who have swept past the cum laude level. Since it's an average, we have magnas and summas in that group! These are hard-working students."

Newcombe Scholarship recipients have not had the easy road to high achievement. Many have jobs, children, and special challenges to meet in earning their degrees or certification. To be eligible for Newcombe grants, women must have completed at least half the courses required for their degree or certificate, be at least 25 years of age, and be accepted degree or certificate candidates at Moravian College. Moravian is one of more than 30 colleges and universities receiving Newcombe Foundation grants.

Awards were given to Bethlehem residents: Therese Caskey (English/teacher certification), Gayle Justice (music teacher certification), Kathleen Ruane (teacher certification), Evelyn Stewart (Music); Whitehall residents Andréa Cook (Psychology/teacher certification), Dhara Dekhtawala, (Art-Graphic Design), Gina Keys (Psychology/teacher certification), and Linda Kressly (English); Allentonians Carolyn Cotton (Music/teacher certification), Rana Fazli (Accounting), Patrice Henry-Boukman (Nursing), and Elizabeth Portner (elementary teacher certification); Wendy Cole (Art/teacher certification), Northampton; Annette Frederick (Nursing), Catasauqua; Amanda Hay (elementary teacher certification), Stroudsburg; Greta Kistler (Management), Kempton; Eileen Plessl (Sociology/teacher certification), Easton; Janice Smith (Psychology/elementary teacher certification), Saylorsburg; and Martha Voorhees (Psychology/Graphic Design), East Greenville.

Students interested in applying for Newcombe grants for the 2003-2004 academic year should contact the Continuing and Graduate Studies Office at Moravian College in March. Applicants must file the FAFSA and the Moravian College Financial Aid application forms. Call 610-861-1400 for information.