Philip Adornato Ph.D. '15Monica R. Wood Annual Fund Scholar
Philip Adornato (Ph.D. '15)
Monica R. Wood Annual Fund Scholar
Program: Science and Education/Gender Equity in Science Ed.
Department: Mathematics, Science & Technology
“Teachers College is one of the top universities for education in the world. With every class, I experience something new and profound about myself as well as the art of teaching and learning. I am grateful for the opportunity to be here, and thankful for this Annual Fund scholarship from Ms. Wood, which helps make my education possible.”
Jiyhun Ahn M.A. '14Marion R. Boultbee Annual Fund Scholar
Jiyhun Ahn (M.A. '14)
Marion R. Boultbee Annual Fund Scholar
Program: Cognitive Studies in Education Department: Human Development
"My field of study, Cognitive Studies, with its research-based courses including children's cognitive/language development, child psychopathology, motivation in education, among others, has strengthened a real meaning and purpose in my life’s work as an educator and researcher. I offer my sincerest thanks for Marion R. Boultbee's generous support and am honored to be her Annual Fund scholar. I am inspired and now dream of one day being a donor like her for the next generation of TC students.”
Okosun Clegg Amiolemeh M.A. '14Beverly Edgehill Annual Fund Scholar
Okosun Clegg Amiolemeh (M.A. '14)
Beverly Edgehill Annual Fund Scholar Program: Adult Learning and Leadership Department: Organization & Leadership
“This scholarship from Dr. Edgehill is a blessing to me. It came at a time when I was considerig getting more loans. I certainly prefer scholarship than loans and I’m glad that it reduced the amount I need to borrow. I will certainly have a less stressful end of semester. Thank you Dr. Edgehill, for making my academic journey a little easier!”
Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali M.A. '14Dorothy J. del Bueno Annual Fund Scholar
Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali (M.A. '14)
Dorothy J. del Bueno Annual Fund Scholar Program: Diabetes Education and Management Department: Health & Behavioral Studies
“This Annual Fund scholarship is very important to me because I consider the monies one dedicates toward education and the pursuit of one’s professional goals as a serious investment in their future. To receive this award and know that Dr. del Bueno’s generosity has helped make my scholarship possible is very overwhelming. I am deeply grateful to her.”
Greggory Grenier M.A. '13Suzanne M. Murphy Annual Fund Scholar
Greggory Grenier (M.A. '13)
Suzanne M. Murphy Annual Fund Scholar
Program: Higher and Postsecondary Education Department: Organization & Leadership
“The scholarships I received from TC were among the deciding factors in my choosing to attend TC. I believe that my classes and the resources TC offers will help me secure a job in higher education and position me well as I continue my educational path in life. I am extremely grateful for everything that TC has to offer, and as one of TC’s 2013 Annual Fund scholars, I’d like to thank Ms. Murphy for her generosity and commitment to the students at TC!”
Erika Hirsch M.A. '14Carole L. Sleeper Annual Fund Scholar
Erika Hirsch (M.A. '14)
Carole L. Sleeper Annual Fund Scholar Program: Elementary Inclusive Education Department: Curriculum & Teaching
"I am so touched to have received this Annual Fund scholarship. It is helping me to embrace this personal endeavor to become a teacher. For this great opportunity and the generosity of Mrs. Sleeper, I feel forever grateful to be able to immerse myself within this incredible experience of learning. Thank you Mrs. Sleeper, for helping to make my journey towards becoming a teacher closer to reality."
Wei-Ling Liu M.A. '15Charo Uceda Annual Fund Scholar
Wei-Ling Liu (M.A. '15)
Charo Uceda Annual Fund Scholar Program: Applied Linguistics Department: Arts & Humanities
“I chose TC’s Applied Linguistics master’s program for two reasons. My career goal is to become an excellent English teacher to speakers of other languages and this scholarship from Ms. Uceda not only lessens my financial burden, but also serves as a positive recognition of my previous effort to improve my knowledge and capacity. Thank you for your support Ms. Uceda!”
Jessica Macklin M.A. '14Suzanne M. Murphy Annual Fund Scholar
Jessica Macklin (M.A. '14)
Suzanne M. Murphy Annual Fund Scholar Program: Higher and Postsecondary Education Department: Organization & Leadership
“I would like to express my gratitude in being named the Suzanne M. Murphy 2014 Annual Fund Scholar. I am deeply impressed on a daily basis with the great minds I am surrounded with here at TC, in both faculty and classmates. I am gaining leadership experience as the Executive Chair of TC’s Higher and Postsecondary Education Association. I am keenly aware that none of this would have been possible without the help of people like Ms. Murphy. Thank you so much!”
Nathaniel Maddix M.A. '15Elizabeth and Stanley J. Salett Annual Fund Scholar
Nathaniel Maddix (M.A. '15)
Elizabeth and Stanley J. Salett Annual Fund Scholar Program: Philosophy and Education Department: Arts & Humanities
“A big thank-you to Mr. and Mrs. Salett for their willingness to give back to TC so that students like myself can have a chance to further our education in the social sciences. Their generous support has allowed me to juggle the rigors of academic life with the financial challenges intrinsic to living here in the city, while maintaining good grades and generating useful new ideas for the field of education.”
Samantha A. Marshall M.A. '14Marilyn R. Sporty Annual Fund Scholar
Samantha A. Marshall (M.A. '14)
Marilyn R. Sporty Annual Fund Scholar Program: Secondary Education (Prof. Certification) Department: Curriculum & Teaching
“This scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Ms. Marilyn Sporty, is enabling me to attain a Master’s degree from my first-choice school, and will prepare me to re-enter the teaching field a better prepared educator to serve my students. Thank you so much Ms. Sporty!”
Andrew Menfi M.A. '14Judith Ehrman Annual Fund Scholar
Andrew Menfi (M.A. '14)
Judith Ehrman Annual Fund Scholar Program: Teaching of Social Studies Department: Arts & Humanities
“I am very grateful to Ms. Ehrman for her generous contribution and for giving me the support to complete my graduate education. For the past few years, I have been convinced that I would love nothing more than to teach, to guide young people, inspire curiosity and intellect, and to give back to my community. Her annual fund scholarship is helping make this dream a reality for me.
Maeve McNamara M.A. '14Rebecca Binder and Charles Cohen Annual Fund Scholar
Maeve McNamara (M.A. '14)
Rebecca Binder and Charles Cohen Annual Fund Scholar Program: Teaching of Social Studies Department: Arts & Humanities
"I feel very fortunate and am so thankful to Ms. Binder for this scholarship assistance while attending TC. I have had the privilege to study with some brilliant professors and colleagues who have helped me grow as both a student and an educator. Thank you again Ms. Binder!"
Rachel Lynn Middleton M.A. '14Gnana Supramaniam Annual Fund Scholar
Rachel Lynn Middleton (M.A. '14)
Gnana Supramaniam Annual Fund Scholar Program: Psychology and Education Department: Clinical Psychology
"TC isn't just a graduate school. It is its own influential and inspiring entity. My peers in my program work together to learn and influence their respective fields of study. Many of my professors share their own experiences--mistakes and all, to try and help us learn in the most comprehensive manner as possible. I am so proud to be at Teachers College, to be learning from some of the best professors in psychology and education, and extremely grateful to Mr. Supramaniam for his support of my education."
Christian Moya M.A. '16Gregory T. Jennings Annual Fund Scholar
Christian Moya (M.A. '16)
Gregory T. Jennings Annual Fund Scholar Program: Elementary Inclusive Education Department: Curriculum & Teaching
“I am so honored to be named in honor of TC alumnus Dr. Gregory T. Jennings as an Annual Fund scholar this year. With his generosity, I am able to pursue my educational hopes of becoming an effective elementary school teacher for students from low-income backgrounds. I thank you Dr. Jennings, for helping lighten my financial burden so I can pursue a career I am deeply passionate about.”
“Dorothy Dyer Bennett's generous contribution to Teachers College will help me achieve my goals of being an outstanding elementary school teacher and someday a future administrator or policymaker. In my short time at TC I have already learned so much about the world of education. I look forward to my future learning here and my future professional endeavors. Thank you so much Ms. Bennett for helping me achieve my dreams.
Allison R. Reilly M.A. '14James V. Bruni Annual Fund Scholar
Allison R. Reilly (M.A. '14)
James V. Bruni Annual Fund Scholar Program: Mathematics Education Department: Mathematics, Science & Technology
“Teachers College has an outstanding reputation and excellent resources, and I chose to come here because I wanted to learn how to become the best teacher I can be. The James V. Bruni Annual Fund award will prove instrumental in helping me achieve this goal. Thank you Dr. Bruni, for believing in me and investing in my future.”
Pooja H. Shah M.A. '14Edith R. Sydney Annual Fund Scholar
Pooja H. Shah (M.A. '14)
Edith R. Sydney Annual Fund Scholar Program: Elementary Education Department: Curriculum & Teaching
“Being a part of TC is giving me the support and tools I will need to be the best teacher that I can be. I am deeply honored and grateful not only to be here, but to have received this award to help support my education. Thank you Ms. Sydney!”
Joseph B. Sneed MA '14Shailaja Nagarkatte Annual Fund Scholar
Joseph B. Sneed (MA '14)
Shailaja Nagarkatte Annual Fund Scholar Program: Mathematics Education (Certification) Department: Mathematics, Science and Technology
“I chose TC because of the diversity of its student body. I was also excited about the opportunity to student-teach in New York City. This generous award from Dr. Nagarkatte is helping me attain certification for teaching math in public schools, which has been a long-term goal for me. Thank you Dr. Nagarkatte, for your on-going commitment to supporting aspiring teachers!”
Andy Toledo M.A. '15Maureen G. Topper Annual Fund Scholar
Andy Toledo (M.A. '15)
Maureen G. Topper Annual Fund Scholar Program: Speech and Language Pathology Department: Biobehavioral Sciences
“I chose TC for my graduate studies because the Speech-Language Pathology program offers what no other program does, the Bilingual Extension. This dual certification will properly educate and legally enable me to work with the Latino population in New York City upon completion of my degree. I deeply appreciate the generous support of Mrs. Topper and am thankful to her for supporting students like me in the Speech and Language Pathology program.”
Chennelle T. White M.A. '15Maureen G. Topper Annual Fund Scholar
Chennelle T. White (M.A. '15)
Maureen G. Topper Annual Fund Scholar Program: Speech and Language Pathology Department: Biobehavioral Sciences
“It is with great pleasure that I express my gratitude in being named an Annual Fund scholar in honor of Maureen G. Topper this year. This award is greatly appreciated and will be a huge help to me financially. It has been a long dream of mine to become a Speech-Language Pathologist and I cannot thank Mrs. Topper enough for her generous support in helping make my educational dream come to fruition.”
Jessica Lee Vercillo M.A. '15Lily E. Christ and Duane M. Christ Annual Fund Scholar
Jessica Lee Vercillo (M.A. '15)
Lily E. Christ and Duane M. Christ Annual Fund Scholar Program: Mathematics Education Department: Mathematics, Science & Technology
"I am honored to express my gratitude in being named a Lily E. and Duane M. Christ Annual Fund Scholar this year. I appreciate this award more than I can put into words, and its financial support is immensely helpful in enabling me to pursue my degree in Mathematics Education. I have always imagined becoming a teacher, and it is with this award that I am one step closer to achieving my dream.”
Emily Ann Zagnit M.A.Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris, Ed.D. Annual Fund Scholar
Emily Ann Zagnit (M.A.) Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris, Ed.D. Annual Fund Scholar Program: Health Education Department: Health & Behavioral Studies
“Major General Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris’s generous scholarship, together with the support of the staff at Teachers College, has enabled me to enroll in my dream school and focus my energies squarely on research and studies rather than the cost of attendance. I am eternally grateful.”
Sunjeong Bonna Kim M.A. '16Lily E. Christ and Duane M. Christ Annual Fund Scholar
Sunjeong Bonna Kim (M.A. '16) Lily E. Christ and Duane M. Christ Annual Fund Scholar Program: Secondary Mathematics Education Department: Mathematics, Science & Technology
"Thank you Drs. Lily and Duane Christ, for valuing my academic dreams and for your generosity. Your support helped to reduce some of my financial and emotional stress, so that I could focus on my classes. I am grateful and comforted in knowing I am getting a solid education at TC, where I will be prepared to be the best educator I can be to our future generation of students."
Sidney Kohls M.A. '16William F. Raffaniello Annual Fund Scholar
Sidney Kohls (M.A. '16) William F. Raffaniello Annual Fund Scholar Program: Teaching of English Department: Arts & Humanities
"I am honored to be following in the legacy of the brilliant English educators who have come before me at TC as I pursue my M.A. in the Teaching of English. Thank you Dr. Raffaniello, for your wonderful and generous spirit, and for supporting my education."
Patrick D. Galarza M.A. '15James V. Bruni Annual Fund Scholar
Patrick D. Galarza (M.A.'15) James V. Bruni Annual Fund Scholar Program: Mathematics Education (Initial Certification) Department: Mathematics, Science & Technology
"I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Dr. Bruni for his support. Because of his contributions to the TC Fund, I know that my financial debt and that of others who came before me, and who will come after me, will be easier to bear. Thank you for the opportunities that having a TC degree will provide me as lover of mathematics and education."
Erica D. Williams Ed.M. '17Beverly Edgehill Annual Fund Scholar
Erica D. Williams (Ed.M. '17) Beverly Edgehill Annual Fund Scholar Program: Adult Learning and Leadership Department: Organization & Leadership
"I am deeply grateful to Dr. Beverly Edgehill for her wonderful gift of scholarship. As a result of her generosity, I will be able to accomplish my personal mission of advancing social equity within institutions of higher education. Thank you so much Dr. Edgehill!"
Jenoice Baxter M.A. '16Beth C Kasser and I. Michael Kasser Annual Fund Scholar
Jenoice Baxter (M.A. '16) Beth C Kasser and I. Michael Kasser Annual Fund Scholar Program: Art and Art Education Department: Arts & Humanities
"This generous scholarship from The Kassers will help ensure that I am able to remain a full-time student, graduate in a timely manner, and begin a rewarding career as an Art Educator. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Kasser for your continued support of TC and for investing in my education."
Siyun Chen M.A.'16Beth C Kasser and I. Michael Kasser Annual Fund Scholar
Siyun Chen (M.A. '16) Beth C Kasser and I. Michael Kasser Annual Fund Scholar Program: Movement Science-Motor Learning Department: BioBehavioral Sciences
"Mr. and Mrs. Kasser, you have helped to lighten my financial burden at TC, allowing me to focus more on the most important aspect of my education, which is learning. Thank you so much for your support! I look forward to giving back to other students in the future when I am able, to help them achieve their academic goals as well."
Megan Chakko M.A. '15Patrick J. Aquilina and Richard R. Gray Annual Fund Scholar
Megan Chakko (M.A. '15) Patrick J. Aquilina and Richard R. Gray Annual Fund Scholar Program: TESOL Department: Arts & Humanities
"Mr. Aquiliana and Mr. Gray, through their thoughtfulness and generosity, are enabling me to have a solid foundation as an educator. This scholarship has been so beneficial to me, and to think that individuals like Mr. Aquilina and Mr. Gray believe enough in my future as a TESOL educator, to support my studies, is truly humbling and inspiring. I will not let you down. Thank you both so much!"
Mitchell Lang M.A .'16Frances Walker-Slocum Annual Fund Scholar
Mitchell Lang (M.A. '16) Frances Walker-Slocum Annual Fund Scholar Program: Music Education Department: Arts & Humanities
"Part of my decision to attend TC was made as a result of the scholarship package I received. This annual fund scholarship is so very important to my education, and is deeply appreciated. Thank you Mrs. Walker-Slocum, for bringing me closer to my academic goal of becoming a music educator."
Andrea BonamicoFrances Walker-Slocum Annual Fund Scholar
Andrea Bonamico (Ed.D. '16) Frances Walker-Slocum Annual Fund Scholar Program: Music Education Department: Arts & Humanities
"It is such an honor to be the recipient of financial aid as a Frances Walker-Slocum Annual Fund Scholar. Thank you Mrs. Walker-Slocum, for helping to fulfill my life-long goal and passion for teaching music to others."
Luis Engels M.A. '16Wayne T. Moore Annual Fund Scholar
Luis Engels (M.A. '16) Wayne T. Moore Annual Fund Scholar Program: Music and Music Education Department: Arts & Humanities
"It is truly an honor to receive this Annual Fund scholarship from Mr. Moore. Thanks to him, I am able to continue striving for excellence. One day I hope to bestow the same kindness and generosity to another student. Thank you again, Mr. Moore!"
Amanda Najib M.A. '18Meredith Scully Annual Fund Scholar
Amanda Najib (M.A. ’18)
Meredith Scully Annual Fund Scholar
Program: Elementary Inclusive Education
Department: Curriculum and Teaching
“Without your kindness and generosity, I would not have been able to attend Teachers College and pursue my masters in Elementary Inclusive Education. Helping all children learn and reach their full potential is my life goal. I honestly thank you so much for allowing me this opportunity"
Milagros Rodriguez M.A. '17Dr. Dinelia Rosa Annual Fund Scholar
Milagros Rodriguez (M.A.'17)
Dr. Dinelia Rosa Annual Fund Scholar
Program: Bilingual Bicultural Early Childhood Education
Department: Curriculum and Teaching
“ I am so grateful for your donation through the Annual Fund, Thank you for helping me finish my studies at TC with a little less of a financial burden, and for letting me get one step closer to becoming a Bilingual Special Educator in NYC.”