Scholarship Established in MCC President's Honor
|Louise Bruderle and Dr. Sarah Pappas at the West Coast Woman's Front Page Luncheon on May 14. Photo courtesy of SAGE art.|
At its 20th anniversary Front Page Luncheon held May 14 at Michael's on East, "West Coast Woman" publisher Louise Bruderle announced the establishment of a scholarship in honor of Manatee Community College (MCC) President Dr. Sarah Pappas to be awarded to a student who has completed Sarasota Ballet's "Dance - The Next Generation" program. Dr. Pappas will select the student recipient.
Dance - The Next Generation is a seven-year full-scholarship program designed to prevent at-risk children ages 8 to 18 in the Sarasota community from dropping out of school. Children who complete the rigorous training program may qualify for other scholarships at MCC and the University of South Florida (USF) Sarasota-Manatee.
Dr. Laurey Stryker, former campus executive officer of USF Sarasota-Manatee and currently interim executive director of Sarasota Ballet, presented the award to Pappas. Stryker remarked on Pappas' well-known love of dancing and noted that she and Pappas worked together to establish the "Dance - The Next Generation" scholarship program several years ago.
The Foundation for Manatee Community College Inc. will match the "West Coast Woman" scholarship donation.