[Nfbwv-talk] Look at our Bre Brown.

Jack Yahnke jack at seeinghandassociation.com
Tue May 12 13:38:52 UTC 2015

You go girl!  Good luck, Bre.


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Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen at nfb.org<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>

National Federation of the Blind Announces
2015 Scholarship Program Finalists
Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2015): The National Federation of the
Blind<http://www.nfb.org/> (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest
organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2015
Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize
achievement by blind scholars. The students are listed below in alphabetical
order with their home states and vocational goals.

  *   Katie Adkins, KY:  Teacher
  *   Douglas Alt, MI: College professor
  *   Karen Arcos, CA: Policy advocacy
  *   Annika Ariel, CA: Disability law
  *   Liliya Asadullina, PA: Naturopathic doctor
  *   Michael Ausbun, NV: Foundational professor
  *   Brianna Brown, TX: Education
  *   Mary Church, CA: Psychology
  *   Chase Crispin, NE: Public school band director
  *   MarChé Daughtry, VA: Law
  *   Bryan Duarte, AZ: Software engineer
  *   Alexandra Engraf, ND: Human services, counseling
  *   Lashawna Fant, MS: Counselor
  *   Robert Gulledge, AL: Secondary education
  *   Dezman Jackson, MD: Health education
  *   Mary Abby Jusayan, RI: Teacher for visually impaired
  *   Kaitlyn Kellermeyer, TX: Government service or investing
  *   Miriam Lozneanu, SC: Programmer
  *   Nefertiti Matos, NY: Helping/teaching profession
  *   Sarah Myer, FL: Mental health counseling
  *   Mark Myers II, MO: Computer and software design/development
  *   Crystal Plemmons, NC: Community college instructor
  *   Jason Polansky, MD: Youth ministry, counseling, or civil engineering
  *   Karolline Sales, LA: Braille teacher
  *   Kaitlin Shelton, OH: Music therapy
  *   Christopher Stewart, KY: Legal field
  *   Teri Stroschein, OR: School counselor
  *   Kelsi Watters, WI: Spiritual counseling
  *   Hannah Werbel, WA: Biomedical engineering
  *   Tamika Williams, AL: Blind services/entrepreneurship/social services

"The scholarship program is one of our most important initiatives," said
Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the
Blind<http://www.twitter.com/NFB_voice>. "We are proud to honor these blind
scholars, who are studying everything from electrical engineering to
horticulture, and in so doing raising the expectations of what blind people
can achieve. Their accomplishments are proof of our conviction that we, the
blind of this nation, can live the lives we want; blindness does not hold us

In July each finalist will attend the NFB's seventy-fifth annual national
convention<http://www.nfb.org/convention> in Orlando, Florida, where the
Scholarship Committee will spend several days getting to know each student
and then decide which scholarship (ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000)
to award each of them. The scholarship winners will then be announced at the
banquet of the NFB convention on Friday, July 10.

For more information on the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship
Program, visit www.nfb.org/scholarships<http://www.nfb.org/scholarships> .


About the National Federation of the Blind

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characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.

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