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The Women’s College at the University of Denver names Vision scholarship awardees

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scholarships support and recognize the need for advancing educational opportunities for women


DENVER –The Women’s College at the University of Denver announced Phyllis Mann, Rose Yolanda Caro, RoShaea Alford, and Wendy Lopez as the recipients of its 2009 Vision Scholarship to facilitate their continuing education and leadership development. The scholarships were awarded by the dean of The Women’s College, Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D, at the 12th Annual Women’s Success Forum held at the Colorado Convention Center on Sept. 29.

“Every woman deserves the opportunity to dream, flourish, and accomplish her goals. For many women, that means pursuing higher education or completing an unfinished degree. The Women’s College and the Women’sVision Foundation are united by a shared mission of encouraging and empowering women through education and mentorship,” Gangone says. She notes that each of the scholarship awardees  have a different reason for wanting to continue their education, but all share a similar desire to advocate for the needs and special causes of women.

·         Phyllis Mann is the mother of two daughters and four grandchildren.  Phyllis is recently divorced and ready for a fresh beginning. She plans to use her Law and Society degree to pursue a career as a victim’s advocate. She lives in Parker, Co.

·         Rose Yolanda Caro is a supervisor for Bonfils Blood Center. Rose Yolanda wants to set a good example for her 12-year-old daughter. Earning a degree in Business Administration will help Rose to make a bigger impact in the world.

·         Single mother RoShaea Alford is a collections agent for Scott Lowry Associates, PC.  She aspires to be an attorney, practicing civil law for women and children and will work toward a degree in Law and Society.

·         The mother of one girl and two boys, Wendy Lopez is a legal secretary with Ritsma & Lyon, Wendy’s passion is to be an advocate and help battered women in a non-profit setting.  The scholarship will allow her to pursue a degree in the Law and Society program.

Visit The Women’s College website at for more information.


The Women’s College of the University of Denver is the only all-women’s higher education program in the Rocky Mountain region. The Women’s College provides adult women the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees and certificates by taking classes on the weekends, evenings and in a blended-online format. The Women’s College offers four baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Communication, Information Technology Studies and Law and Society.  Certificates are also offered in Entrepreneurial Studies, Community-Bases Research, Conflict management Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Information Technology Studies, Leadership Studies, Philanthropic Studies, and Writing. For more information about The Women’s College, to attend the open house, or to set up a private appointment with an admissions counselor, visit or call 303-871-6848.

Contact:  Kim DeVigil
Phone: (303) 871-2775


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