Graduate Student Wins Women’s Executive Council Scholarship

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For one School of Public Administration student, funding her education just got a little bit easier.

Graduate student Lauren Rease has been named a recipient of the 2017 Women’s Executive Council Scholarship. The award is highly competitive as it is offered to women enrolled at any Central Florida college, including Rollins College, Valencia College, Seminole State College, Herzing University, Florida Institute of Technology or UCF.

Rease was one of 29 women who received a WEC scholarship this year. The scholarship is worth $1,972, representing the year that the WEC was founded, 1972. She and the other recipients were recognized at WEC’s 45th annual Women’s Achievement Awards.

“I’m so thankful to be recognized for my accomplishments and passions in education and the community, but more importantly to have the opportunity to meet with, mingle, and listen to this year’s Women’s Achievement Award winners,” Rease said on Facebook. “They were incredibly inspirational, driven, and passionate in their fields of work.”

The Women’s Executive Council is a local organization that is dedicated to improving Central Florida physically and culturally through the recognition and development of women.

Rease recently completed an internship with Global Hope Network International that took her to Geneva to run a conference for the U.N. Read all about it in our current issue of Focus.

By Marisa Ramiccio