Seven Springfield College students were awarded $250 John Wilson Book Scholarships this fall. Colby Wilson, Max Pape, Aliyah Early, Keva Hosang, Paris Lizana, Cynthia Duran, and Elaine Ortiz received their awards on Monday, Sept. 13 inside the John Wilson Lounge on the campus. These students have contributed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs or to a culture of inclusive excellence around issues of diversity and inclusion at Springfield College and we are so grateful for them.
The John Wilson Book Scholarship was established in honor of John Wilson. Wilson had a 38-year career at Springfield College, serving as assistant director of undergraduate admissions and coordinator of multicultural recruitment, assistant dean of students, and then as director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Wilson’s legacy is that of guiding students to be the best they could be and more. It is hoped that this scholarship made in his honor will, in a small way, give assistance and encouragement to deserving students, just as he did in his career at Springfield College.
Colby Wilson is a junior, sport management major from Tewksbury, Mass. He is involved in Men of Excellence, New Student Orientation (NSO), Student Athletic Leadership Team, Sport Management Club, and is a member of the Track and Field team.
Max Pape is a senior, psychology major from Woodbury, Conn. He is involved in New Student Orientation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baseball, and he’s an RA (resident assistant). A fun fact is that Max is one of seven children!
Aliyah Early is a junior, psychology major from Hartford, Conn. Aliyah is a part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Keva Hosang is a junior, sociology major and psychology minor. Keva is from Jamaica and lives in Hartford, Conn. She was raised by a single mom – Keva White – and is a 1st generation college student.
Paris Lizana is a junior sport management major. She is president of the Black Student Union and co-vice president of Women of Power.
Duran and Ortiz were unavailable for photos.
Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients! #YouAreWelcomeHere