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Women’s College names 2009 Vision Scholars

The Women’s College at the University of Denver has announced the recipients of its 2009 Vision Scholarships.

Phyllis Mann, Rose Yolanda Caro, RoShae’a Alford and Wendy Lopez received the scholarships, which are designed to facilitate the students’ continuing education and leadership development. The scholarships cover half the students’ tuition until they graduate.

“Every woman deserves the opportunity to dream, flourish and accomplish her goals,” says Lynn Gangone, dean of The Women’s College. “For many women, that means pursuing higher education or completing an unfinished degree. The Women’s College and the Women’s Vision Foundation are united as institutions with a shared mission of encouraging and empowering women through education and mentorship.”

Gangone says each of the awardees has a different reason for wanting to continue her education, but all share a similar desire to advocate for the needs and special causes of women.

Mann, previously the chief clerk of bankruptcy court in Cheyenne, Wyo., plans to complete a law and society degree and pursue a career as a victim’s advocate.

Caro, a supervisor for Bonfils Blood Center, will use the scholarship to finish her degree in business administration.

Alford is a collections agent for Scott Lowry Associates PC. Alford plans to complete her law and society degree and then attend law school.

Lopez, a legal secretary with Ritsma & Lyon, will pursue a degree in law and society with the goal of becoming an advocate at a nonprofit.

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