Spotlight: Ann Marie Loving Receives Receives AAWCC Award

Published: August 18, 2008

The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community College (AAWCC) proudly announces the AAWCC 2008 Student Scholarship Award Region III recipient, Ms. Ann-Marie Lovett. Ann-Marie is serving a second term as SGA President for 2008-2009, has mentored students in the TRiO program and has worked for several college offices. One of the highlights for Ann-Marie this year was being elected TNCC homecoming queen at the age of 36. In addition, Ann-Marie has maintained a strong academic record with a 3.614 GPA.

Ann-Marie is a role model for all students who must overcome challenging circumstances. As teenage mother she was determined to beat the odds and make the most of her life. While raising four children, Ann-Marie pursued her goals and began her studies at Thomas Nelson Community College in the spring of 2006. Ann-Marie will continue taking courses at TNCC and will also attend Old Dominion University in the fall of 2008.

Ann-Marie’s long-term goal is to own and operate a homeless shelter and transition housing program for drug rehabilitation. She says, “I want to give to the community and uplift the people in society that have been forgotten.”

Beginning in 2006, the AAWCC National Board voted to offer $500 student scholarships to one qualified applicant from each of the 10 national regions. The award winners are selected based on grade point average, financial need, and their essays describing their contribution and/or impact on women’s issues in their community or college. In addition, employment and extracurricular activities are given consideration. A one-year membership in AAWCC is also included in the scholarship.

Photo caption: College’s President Dr. Charles A. Taylor and Region III Director Beverly Walker-Griffea, PhD and Ann Marie Lovett (center)

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