The School of Aging Studies Announces Its Annual Scholarships and Awards


Congratulations to the following recipients of student scholarships and faculty service and teaching and community partner awards.

The following students received awards: 

Edith Stephens - Kymberly Jane Harris Endowed Scholarship in Long Term Care Administration 
Amanda Crane - Tollette Family Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
Danielle Stuermer - Wiley P. Mangum Scholarship 
Nicole Carroll - Dick Rotsell Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
Jordan Juniewic - Harold L. Sheppard Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology 
Skye Rudy - Kenneth and Peggy Sponagle Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology 
Christi Nelson and Laura Vonch - Wolowec Scholarship 
Kallol Kumar Bhattacharyya and Hillary Rouse – H. Edward and Mildred E. Greely Endowed Fellowship in Aging Studies 

The following faculty received awards: 

Dr. Kathryn Hyer - Wiley P. Mangum Outstanding Service Award in the Field of Gerontology 
Mary Jean Etten - Sue V. Saxon Outstanding Teaching Award in the Field of Gerontology 

The following partners received the School of Aging Studies Community Partner of the Year award: 

Debbie Franklin, Florida Health Care Association 
Steve Strumpf and Kevin O’Neil, Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks

The following School of Aging Studies Alumni received the Outstanding Alumni Award: 

Liz Barlowe, Barlowe & Associates, Aging Life Care Experts 

In addition, each year the School of Aging Studies recognizes leaders in community organizations who give their time and effort to provide School of Aging Studies students with experience in the field. We are deeply grateful for their help with our program: 

Scott Allen, Fletcher Health and Rehabilitation Center 
Maggie Dalton, Lutz Healthcare & Rehabilitation,
Elizabeth Donfila, Central Park Health & Rehabilitation 
Kimberley Doughty, Hillsborough County Aging Services 
Avi Elias, The Residence at Timber Pines
Genevieve Faulk, Aging Care Advocates
Laurie Ferguson, Concordia Village of Tampa 
Patricia Henderson, Senior Connection Center
Dan Jones, Excel Care Center
Kimberly Lehigh, Sun Towers Retirement Community 
Veronica Maxwell, Hillsborough County Aging Services 
Bob Murphy, Whispering Oaks 
Everton Spencer, Opis Highlands Lake Center 
Steve Strumpf, Promise Pointe of Tampa Oaks 
Ronald Tencza, St. Petersburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 
Matthew Thompson, The Manor and Villa at Carpenters