Mereese Ladson Scholarship

Funded by the NACAS Foundation, this scholarship is intended to promote the advancement of diverse, career-minded higher education professionals and to enhance their auxiliary services skill and knowledge base through NACAS professional development programs.

About the Scholarship

The Ladson Diversity Scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of the late Mereese Ladson, Controller at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Ms. Ladson was a President and long-time leader of NACAS East and a great friend to the entire association. Ms. Ladson’s professionalism, commitment to inclusiveness for all, and leadership were sources of inspiration to our members. This scholarship program is intended to further her work to promote the advancement of diverse, career-minded higher education professionals and to enhance their auxiliary services skill and knowledge base through NACAS professional development programs.

Applying

Please note the following:

Criteria

  1. Individuals of minorities, races, or ethnic groups such as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
  2. Current auxiliary and business services professionals from NACAS member institutions.
  3. Leadership potential must be demonstrated through the submission of the nominee’s resume and a letter of reference from the nominee’s direct supervisor or a current NACAS member familiar with their professional skills.

Deadlines

The deadline to apply for a 2019 scholarship is February 28, 2019. Notification will be sent to all applicants by March 31, 2019.

Award

The winner will receive $750 to be used toward any NACAS event and will be featured in the NACAS magazine, College Services.

Using the Award

The awarded scholarship must be used within two years of notification of receiving the award.

Past Winners

Year

Name

Institution

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2019

Reginald Love

Coppin State University

2019

Esmeralda Valdez

University of Houston

2019

Tricia Ejima-Zane

University of Hawai'i at Manoa

2018

Ana Alvarez, CASP

University of Miami

2018

Katia Zakhem Nakhle

American University of Beirut

2018

Melvine Walker

Old Dominion University

2017

Dorsey Spencer Jr.

Florida State University

2017

Suahil Housholder

Anderson University

2016

Adrianne Spann

Towson University

2016

Marshall Gray

Western Kentucky University

2015

Danielle Sime

University of Mississippi

2015

Gino Galutera

The Citadel

2014

Rick Torres

UNC - Charlotte

2014

Andre R Davis

University of Alabama at Birmingham

2013

LaKiesha Stevens

Drexel University

2013

Krisit A. Freeman, CASP

Florida Polytechnic University

2012

Marla Franco

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2011

Dalia Gonzalez-Harney

Camosun College

2010

Alfred Brown

Savannah State University

2009

Daymond Lindell

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